To whom do we owe the great pleasure of all the tea we sip?
Or, who are the greatest producers of tea in the world?
Just few numbers to understand where our precious “camelia sinensis” come from.
There are three countries who are holders of the greatest portion of production in the tea market: India, Kenya and Sri Lanka; it’s been said that this countries will see an incease in 2010 of their market portion, raising from 63% of 2000 to 70% in this year. This news are quite reassuring since this incredible growth is thinked to happen even though last year they all, more or less, suffered from drought and from the 2008 crisis.
This increase will be reflected in a general growth of production in the world tea market of the “camelia sinensis”: in this 2010 2.4 tons will pe produced, counting on a 1.2% of average growth rate since 2000 each year.
Good news, good news, my brewers!!!
And to celebrate, a nice cup of tea!!! 😉