In Kenya, the area of optimal tea-growing conditions will be reduced by more than a quarter by 2050
Your morning cup of tea may never taste the same again if global heating increases and the climate crisis intensifies, according to research.
Some of the world’s biggest tea-growing areas will be among the worst hit by extreme weather, and their yields are likely to be vastly reduced in the coming decades if climate breakdown continues at its current pace. Floods, droughts, heatwaves and storms are likely to have a severe impact on tea-growing areas around the world, according to a report from the charity Christian Aid.
• Temperatures stayed over 34C for six consecutive days last week in the UK, the longest such run since comparable records began in the 1960s