Hold on to your crockery, because tea prices are set to reach an all-time high.
According to this story
in the Financial Times
, the world's key exporting countries, including India, Kenya and Sri Lanka, have suffered from droughts and will produce less tea this year. As a result, high demand from the UK and Russia, the two biggest tea importers in the world, will push up prices.
This could pose a genuine challenge for some buyers, charged with keeping a tea thirsty organisation in brews. Perhaps a strict tea-bag sharing policy could be introduced?