Tea Research Institute of Tanzania (TRIT) is an institution operated jointly by the government of the United Republic of Tanzania and Private Sector Stakeholders from the tea industry. It was established in 1996 as an autonomous organization representing the Government of Tanzania and the tea industry under the companies Ordinance (Cap. 212) as a Company Limited by Guarantee. TRIT’s main objective is to support continued development of the tea industry, both large and small-scale producers, with appropriate high-quality, cost-effective research and technology.