The World Health Organization has recommended Kazakhstanis to abstain from drinking tea during mealtime.
Kazakhstan is steadily increasing its import of tea, which reached 32,000 tons worth $147 million in 2013 alone.
Dutch tea and coffee producer D.E. Masterblenders said Friday that it has reached a conditional agreement with a German investor group led by Johann A. Benckiser on a 7.5-billion-euro ($9.8-bn) takeover deal.
Research among long-distance commercial drivers in Australia has given weight to those who say coffee, tea or caffeine energy drinks or tablets help prevent dangerous drowsiness at the wheel.
Greenpeace experts discovered hazardous substances in green, jasmine and Ulun teas of 9 leading Chinese producers.