Pakistan is the world's biggest importer of tea — known locally as "chai" — with the latest government figures showing it pays over $515 million a year to bring in the commodity.
Pakistan says the Modi government is trying to appease domestic supporters by conferring an award on an Indian pilot who was captured alive at a de-facto border in the Himalayas.
From elixirs of worship for mystics to hotbeds of rebellion and spaces of idea exchange, coffee and coffeehouses brew up a story befitting their legendary status.
A number of Kashmiri women have resorted to setting up tea stalls to cope with the disastrous economic fallout from New Delhi’s annexation in 2019 and the pandemic.
China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam account for 82 percent of global tea exports, but strict coronavirus curbs have upset supply triggering spike in prices.
Serdar Ersahin, head of the Istanbul-based association, told Anadolu Agency that Turkey was the top tea consuming nation, according to the International Tea Committee report.
Istanbul's first International Tea Festival is a two-day event which as organisers said was inspired by their passion for tea.
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