China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam account for 82 percent of global tea exports, but strict coronavirus curbs have upset supply triggering spike in prices.
Serdar Ersahin, head of the Istanbul-based association, told Anadolu Agency that Turkey was the top tea consuming nation, according to the International Tea Committee report.
Istanbul's first International Tea Festival is a two-day event which as organisers said was inspired by their passion for tea.
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