First International Tea Day sees call for joint action to ensure sustainability of tea sector

Celebrating the cultural heritage, health benefits and economic importance of the iconic beverage

Tea is the world's most consumed drink, after water, and a major source of livelihoods and income for millions of families in developing countries.

ROME:  FAO on May 21 marked International Tea Day by stressing the crucial need to ensure the sustainability of tea production – a basis for the livelihoods of millions of farmers – especially at a time when the world economy enters a recession and incomes decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.