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World Tea News

  1. Tea farmers face bonus cuts as prices hit 30-month low at auction  Daily Nation

    Tea prices at the Mombasa auction have hit a two-and-a-half-year low on increased supply, setting the stage for reduced farmer earnings in the current financial...

  2. Sudanese tea firm goes for piece of Ketepa cake  The Standard

    Kenyans sipped 21 million kilogrammes of tea in 2016, in loose tea and teabags, making it a lucrative commodity in the local market.

  3. Tea exports drop by 18%  Daily Monitor

    Uganda sold 1 million kilogramme bags down from 1.3 million kilogrammes bags exported around the same time last year.

  4. Cotu to sue global tea firms at international courts  Business Daily

    The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) says it will sue tea multinationals for violating Kenyan workers' rights at an international court.

  5. Union threatens tea firms with international court action  Business Daily

    The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) will move to an international court to take to task tea multinationals for violating Kenyan workers' rights.

  6. Khartoum tea and coffee trader launches Kenya operations  Business Daily

    A multinational tea and coffee trader has launched its own line of packaged tea in the country, raising stakes for local players who have had little.

  7. Multinational firm Cofftea eyes Kenyans with premium tea  Business Daily

    A multinational company based in Sudan has launched its own line of premium tea in the country in a bid to capitalise on popularity of the beverage, a move that...

  8. Storm in a teacup? Dar, Kampala exporters seek to exit Mombasa auction  The East African

    A push by Tanzania and Uganda to have their own tea auction could destabilise incomes, coming at a time that production and prices in the region have been...

  9. Williamson, Kapchorua Tea sink to half year net losses  Daily Nation

    Williamson Tea Kenya and its affiliate Kapchorua Tea have sunk into half year losses for the period to September 2018 on depressed tea prices and high...

  10. East Africa tea exports rise by 1.4m kilos, new report shows  The Citizen

    Tea export volumes from East Africa to the rest of the world have increased, a latest auction report has shown.