[QODLink]
Asia

Debate brews over Sri Lankan tea imports

Some producers say they want to blend famed Sri Lankan tea with cheaper imported varieties, while others decry the move.

Last Modified: 18 May 2013 03:18
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

A debate is brewing in Sri Lanka's tea industry over whether to allow imports of foreign varieties.

Sri Lankan exporters say blending home-grown tea with external products will help secure a bigger share of the global market.

Critics, however, say that the plan will adulterate the famed quality of Sri Lankan teas.

Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Nawalapitiya, in central Sri Lanka.

63

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Indonesia's digerati could be crucial to success in the country's upcoming presidential election.
How Brazil's football legend turned every Corinthians' match into a political meeting for democracy.
As the Pakistani army battles Taliban forces, civilians in North Waziristan face an arduous escape for relative safety.
Nepalese trade in a libido-boosting fungus is booming but experts warn over-exploitation could destroy ecosystem.
Featured
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Consumption of traditional nutritional staples such as salmon, moose and bear has fallen in recent generations.
Palestinian families fear Israel's night-time air strikes, as the civilian death toll soars in the Gaza Strip.
join our mailing list