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Iran Tea trade analysis

Iran is believed to be the nation of heavy tea drinkers. It is said by some historians that the tea culture started in Iran in 15th Century. The Tea was shipped to Iran by the silk route from China.

Over the years the demand started growing, hence Iran had to import tea in volumes and the business of Tea started establishing as an organised trade. Iran has also made attempts to cultivate Tea by taking the seeds from India.

Today, there are Tea plantations in Iran producing orthodox Tea. The characterstics of Tea grown in Iran are very different from the Tea grown in India, sri Lanka or china. The colour is red and there is a light taste.

Despite domestic production, major demand of tea in Iran is fulfilled with imports.

Tea trade statistics of Iran are as follows:

Hence Iran is a market with very high potential for Indian tea suppliers because of the favourable terms of the trade.