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Title:The history of tea in Nyasaland
Author:Hadlow, G.G.S.J.
Periodical:The Nyasaland Journal
Geographic term:Malawi
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/29545865
Abstract:The author describes how, from a few tea seeds from; the bushes in the Blantyre Mission, an industry developed which, in terms of money, is now the most valuable to Nyasaland. Nyasaland now has something approaching 30.000 acres of tea of all ages which in the year 1958 yielded a crop of 23/5 million pounds weight, and in the four months of 1959 Janary to April, yielded exactly half of whole of the 1958 crop, of 11/5 million pound weight. There are 28 modern tea factories. The tea industry employs the greatest number of Africans, of any industry and it is estimates that the outturn shall be increased by one million pounds weight of tea every yeat for the next ten years.