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Cornish tea competes with Asian crops for British tea drinkers

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Wesley Goldsworthy picks tea leaves at the Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall
Wesley Goldsworthy picks tea leaves at the Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

Britain and tea go together like cup and saucer. Yet most of the tea the British drink is imported from Asian countries such as China, India and Sri Lanka. Now the Tregothnan tea plantation in the south western county of Cornwall is offering drinkers a truly English tea. RFI reports from the Tregothnan tea plantation in the first of a two-part series on curious crops in Britain. 

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