India's tea exports rose by more than 14.5 per cent to 11.20 million kgs in May, while production also rose by 1.7 per cent to 72.63 million kgs, data from the Tea Board showed on Friday.
India exports CTC (crush-tear-curl), a variety of tea mainly to Egypt, Pakistan and the UK, and the premium orthodox variety of tea to Iraq, Iran and Russia. India is the largest exporter of tea followed by Kenya.
India's January to May tea exports rose to 71.18 million kgs from 59.60 million kgs a year earlier. Production also rose to 234.93 million kgs from 215.85 million.