China is experiencing shifts in the areas where tea is grown and processed. These shifts, in turn, can affect the quantities and characteristics of the teas produced. It also opens the door to new developments in tea styles. These factors will influence the volumes and pricing of Chinese teas exported, and ultimately shape consumer preferences for Chinese teas.
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While China may be recognized as the world’s leader in green tea, it is no slouch in the black tea department. Chinese black teas are widely used in a range of products, from premium and specialty teas and tea blends to more familiar foodservice iced teas.
China is a global green tea powerhouse, exporting more of the green leaf than any other country in the world. It is also a vast country with many tea growing areas producing a wide variety of teas. New areas of tea production are rising and increasing their yields while more established, and familiar tea provinces experience flatter growth or declines. These fluctuations have an impact on China’s export of green teas.