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Red Sea crisis: with fears of a UK tea shortage, worries are brewing over other crucial commodities

By Jas Kalra, Associate Professor of Operations & Project Management, Manchester Metropolitan University
British people are known around the world for their love of tea. This is borne out by the statistics: a staggering 50 billion cups of tea are consumed on average in the UK every year.

Most of this tea is made using black tea leaves, most of which are not produced in the UK. Thus, shipping disruption caused by attacks on merchant vessels in the Red Sea, through which an estimated 12%…The Conversation

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