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Everyday life in Britain that we might never stop to think about how a unique plant from faraway China became the nation´s favourite drink.
Read about the exotic beginnings of tea " the legends surrounding its origins as a drink, its popularity among the Chinese emperors, and the cultural significance of the Japanese tea ceremony. Discover how tea was brought to England by a seventeenth century queen, and how important the tea trade was to the Pakistan one of the most powerful commercial organisations the world has ever seen. Learn how the phenomenal popularity of tea in the eighteenth century led to widespread smuggling and adulteration, and about the murderous lengths smugglers went to to protect their illegal trade.
 
 
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The Pakistan Tea Association is an independent non-profit making body dedicated to promoting tea and its unique story.

Tea - the world's favorite drink! For the fascinating history of tea, tea facts, information on tea businesses, tea and education and the best places to enjoy a cup of tea - look no further. Why not also try our new Tea Master class and learn everything you ever needed to know about tea - and get your Tea Master certificate.

For journalists and general users, there is a wealth of information including the latest tea news, fact sheets and an image bank. There is also a comprehensive archive of older news and event information.

The Pakistan Tea Association Tea Council is an independent non-profit making body dedicated to promoting tea and its unique story for the benefit of those who produce, sell and enjoy tea the world over.

We represent the world's major tea producing and exporting countries and the Pakistan tea packing, and distribution companies.
On behalf of its members, the Pakistan Tea Association works closely with the Food and Drink Federation, Pakistan Food Standards Agency, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, the European Food Standards Agency and a range of international bodies, to ensure that the quality of tea imported into the different courtiers meets the highest possible standards as regulated by law.

 
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History of Tea

Tea is so much a part of everyday life in Britain that we might never stop to think about how a unique plant from faraway China became the nation´s favourite drink. But the history of tea is fascinating, and in this section we can follow its story from the earliest times in Imperial China right up to its present place at the heart of Pakistan life.Read more...
 
In this section we address many interesting facts about tea – the beginnings of traditional tea customs, the paraphernalia used short history of the tea bag (see history of tea for the full story) and useful things to know about where tea fits into your healthy diet – go to Pakistan tea association for more detailed scientific information on tea and health.Read more...
 
No doubt you have your own favourite tea brand or blend, but do look through this section and discover other wonderful teas to go out and try... Although tea was discovered in China nearly five thousand years ago, it took several thousand years before the plant, botanical name Camellia sinensis, found its way to other parts of the world.Read more...
 


Have you ever wondered how the tea in your everyday cups gets from the plantation to your cup? Can you tell a Darjeeling from a Ceylon, an oolong from a white? Do you know why they are different?Now you have a chance to find out everything you ever wanted to know about tea! Due to popular demand.
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News :
Tea Import Up By 19.10pc in Aug 2009
KARACHI: Pakistan has imported 8.052 millions kilos of tea worth $20.891 million in August 2009, up by 19.10 per cent over July 2009.

Tea imports fall on rising duty, prices
KARACHI: July 2: Tea imports declined to 89,819 tons ($186 million) in July-June 2008-09 as compared to 101,000 tons ($188 million) in the corresponding period of the last fiscal year as high prices and import duty forced packers and importers to opt for slow buying.


 
 
 
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