Sri Lankan tea in demand
Posted by Anita - June 08, 2011
With the annual increase in the global tea market to rise by 7%, the Sri Lankan Government announce they anticiapte an even bigger demand for their tea.
The Sri Lankan government report how exoctic and organic teas are challenging the more traditional black teas and highlighted tea's increasing popularity has much to do with the associated health benefits of drinking the beverage, especially green tea. With the growing consumer interest, particularly that of women, the demand for Sri Lankan tea is anticipated to rise this year by 10%.
In a bid to develop a commercial competitive edge over Kenya as the world's top tea exporter, the Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka has disclosed it is developing tea plants that will be more able to resist drought and other detrimental environmental conditions.