Archive for the ‘kenya’ Category

This was prompted by Aseem, a reader who asked about tea yields in response to a previous post about tea production. Here are some interesting stats I found regarding the differences in tea yields in a few countries. I’m comparing 2002, 2003 and 2004 in India, China and Kenya. Unfortunately calendar year 2004 is the […]


China is now officially the largest tea producing country, a title that used to belong to India. Interestingly, this is the first time that China has actually reported production figures, so they were probably #1 all along, except they kept it a secret! As far as global tea exports go, India is now #4, preceded […]


6.2 Billion: US Tea Industry sales (US Dollars) in 2005. 3 Billion: Approximate number of cups of tea consumed worldwide every day. 200 Million: Approximate number of kilos of tea exported by India in 2005. 3.2 Million: Number of tons of tea produced worldwide in 2005. 800,000: Number of tons of tea produced in China […]



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