Climate change threatens tea country

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Climate change threatens tea country

Studies find associations between natural calamities and reduced production and quality of tea leaves. Bad news for tea lovers: A recent report from Christain Aid found that tea-growing regions could be among the worst hit by climate change-related floods, droughts, heatwaves and other climate change-related extreme weather.  India, China, Kenya and Sri Lanka are among the top tea-growing countries in the world. Almost half of all tea consumed in the U.K. is grown in Kenya. India, the second-highest tea producer after China, has seen a significant decline in both the…

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