Tea discovered around 5,000 years ago, tea is generally considered the oldestprepared beverage. Whatever its color (black, green, yellow or white, depending onhow it has been processed), tea can be produced from three main varieties: camelliasinensiss, camellia sinensis assamic and camellia seinensis Cambodians.
The mainglobal producing countries are
(accounting for about 26 percent of world production);
(5 percent) and
dominates world tea production,accounting for more than 70 percent of the global total in 2004.
production hascontinued to increase its share of the world total, largely due to China’s heavy focus ongreen tea. Some 76 percent of China’s production is green tea.Tea is a product widely & extensively used its trend pattrens in different parts of worldarePakistan relies on imports to meet all its consumption needs. In 2003 the dominantsupplier was Kenya, which supplied 66 percent of total imports. Pakistan’s apparentconsumption in 2003 of 109 000 tonnes placed it seventh in the world. Annualconsumption has varied considerably year on year as shown in Table 6, ranging from alow of 85 400 tonnes in 1997 to a high of 119 700 tonnes in 1999. Average consumptionover the 10 years 1994-2003 was 108 000 tonnes. Consumption per capita has beendeclining and at 0.71 kg in 2003 is below that of the late 1990s but still above that inmany other important consuming countries. Needs it satisfy are Alertness, Keeping hot, Keep awaken, For elimination of depressionfor entertaining guests etc.3