More tea will saturate market, warns UN food agency

More tea will saturate market, warns UN food agency

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned tea-producing countries against increasing sizes of plantations as it would damage prices in the long run.

The United Nations agency urged them to increase income from the crop by marketing the drink more heavily at home and publicising the health benefits of the beverage abroad.

It said exports in green tea will grow more quickly over the next 10 years than black tea as markets in major importing countries are unlikely to expand further...

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