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Why competition is so tough in the global tea trade

In China, tea is a medicinal remedy.

In India - no conversation is complete without it. And in the UK - it's the answer to everything.

Tea is a global industry is worth around $38bn, and competition is tough.

The BBC's Asia Business Correspondent Karishma Vaswani spoke with Merrill J Fernando, founder of Sri Lanka's Dilmah Tea, to discover the secrets to their success.

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  • 09 Dec 2015
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