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Tea prices 'rising due to demand', Stephen Twining

29 May 2012 Last updated at 06:41 BST

Tea is the one of the most consumed drinks in the world and prices of the leaves have been heading up.

India and China are the world's biggest producers, and major tea companies are investing heavily to increase their presence in those markets.

Stephen Twining, the 10th generation heir to the London-based tea firm, Twinings, talked to Asia Business Report's Rico Hizon about the factors behind rising global tea prices, and the increasing importance of Asian markets.