Posted on | January 4, 2010 | No Comments
The Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, reports that tea prices should hold steady in 2010 after a steep incline in 2009. The 2009 increase was primarily due to droughts in major tea producing areas such as Sri Lanka, India and Kenya. The FAO report is based upon projections of a return to normal weather patterns in 2010.
As tea drinkers become more knowledgeable about tea’s health benefits, broad variety of appealing tastes, and tea community, the demand for tea outpaced production between 2005 and 2009 coinciding with the surge in prices due to drought in Asia and Africa.
It’s certainly comforting to think that my favorite cups of milk oolong and Ceylon Dimbulla will remain luxuriously affordable. Source: fao.org