Of orthodox tea and pesticide levels

  1. Orthodox teas are made in the same way as crush tear and curl CTC teas, but with most of the leaf remaining intact.
  2. India and Iran will together review the issue of maximum residue levels (MRL) of pesticides in teas.
  3. Iran is an estimated 100 million kg market which is mostly serviced by Sri Lanka. India’s presence was muted in view of the earlier U.S. sanctions on Iran.
  4. India ranks 2nd in world production of tea and fourth in the world market as tea exporting country.

    What are these US-Indo sanctions we are talking about?

Plantation Agriculture – RISPC, Tea Act, etc.
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