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World's Biggest Tea Exporter Seeks to Double Sales to Russia

  • Kenya plans shipments of 44 million kilograms by 2020
  • Russia imported 152 million kilograms of tea in 2016
Sacks of tea inside the Mbaraki port warehouse in Mombasa, Kenya.
Photographer: Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg

Kenya, the world’s biggest black tea exporter, plans to double annual shipments to Russia to 44 million kilograms within three years, according to its Agriculture and Food Authority. 

Russia bought more than 152 million kilograms of tea last year. Kenya provided 18 million kilograms of that, almost a fifth lower than 2015 sales. About 1 million kilograms of the exports was orthodox tea.