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
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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.


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