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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Health-conscious Indians develop a new taste in tea

Consumers in India are developing a taste for their neighbor’s products. Health conscious Indians are attracted to Chinese green tea’s purported medicinal benefits, resulting in leading restaurants to place the beverage as a top menu choice. A Japanese study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition claims that regular consumption may protect against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. According to industry officials, Indian tea planters, who have been dealing with falling prices and exports, are beginning to shift production to Chinese tea varieties.



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