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The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation has warned the price of tea will "jump to a record high" following droughts in India, Kenya and Sri Lanka, which have hit production hard. According to the Financial Times, the loss of yield will exacerbate a 2008 deficit which saw demand at 3.85m tonnes, while production …


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  1. Chris
    IT Angle


    eummm What's the it angle? Apart from that it ppl also need tea breaks

  2. voshkin
    IT Angle

    We, The IT

    We, the IT people drink coffe. at least, during the daytime.

    So What's the IT angle?

  3. Anonymous Coward


    ..and the IT infrastructure that the tea depeneds on.... wait.... what's this story about again?

  4. graeme leggett

    cost of a cuppa

    raw ingredients (tesco prices)

    3 teaspoons sugar, about 1 pence

    1 pg tips teabag, about tuppence

    splash of milk, about halfpennyworth

    boiling water, not that much

    So even a 100% hike wouldn't actually affect underlying costs.

  5. ingie
    IT Angle

    reading lessons

    reg hacks need to swot up on the difference between "IT" and "High Tea"

  6. Charlie Clark Silver badge

    Something must be done!

    Don't give a shit about the price of oil and petrol. But a cuppa is every man's right. The government should introduce a "windfall" tax on Brooke Bond, et al. and cut their bonuses. I bet MPs get an increase in their expenses to cover the dramatic rise but what about the man in the street?

  7. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: question

    I don't know. What's the IT angle of your face?

  8. Toastan Buttar
    IT Angle

    IT angle ?

    Never heard of the Lyons Electronic Office ?

    Besides, I may have to cut down my usage of my Infinite Improbability Drive if the cost of a nice hot cup of tea goes up much more.

  9. Henry

    Who cares about the IT angle??

    ... this is serious business. As such it should be reported in ALL British publications from the Beekeeper's Almanac to the Cottager's Daily...

  10. Anonymous Coward
    IT Angle

    Re: question

    By Sarah Bee

    I don't know. What's the IT angle of your face?

    Please don't ask Professor Kevin Warwick that question!

  11. alan

    re sarah


    Made me laugh :)

  12. Anonymous Coward

    Yes, but...

    Okay, we got the price in Kenya, the drought situation and production reduction in India - but what we really want to know is, what's the price of tea in China?

  13. weirdcult

    @Sarah Bee

    please see piece on "luteal phase". Or maybe you already have?

  14. Jason
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    @ Sarah

    I'm sure we can arrange an IT angle on his face with a few 4U servers I have knocking around....

  15. Sarah Bee (Written by Reg staff)

    Re: @Sarah Bee

    I don't need hormones to make me angry. I just need hundreds and hundreds of commentards like you. You're like living, breathing, belching, prattling, sniggering internet hormones who struggle to come up with original ideas.

  16. Psymon

    @sarah bee

    Thanks for that!

    I laughed so hard a little wee came out!

    mines the one with the curious stains in the pocket

  17. Wize


    "We, the IT people drink coffe."

    Less of the 'we'

    I'm the IT guy in my office and I can't stand coffee.

    Mine's the one with the flask of tea in the pocket.

  18. Anonymous Coward

    Re: Re: @Sarah Bee

    Don't worry Sarah - he's only showing off because he learned things about women's bodies from that show on channel 4 last night.

    Most of those hormonal teens were far more experienced and mature than weirdcult can ever hope to be - he probably lives in his mum's box room and has a circle of stiff socks around his workstation.

  19. Yorkshirepudding
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    @ sarab bee's comments

    haha snap she's got you owned fellas

  20. Will

    I Tea

    Everyone knows computers are run by brownian motion devices at their core, such as a nice cup of tea. CPU prices will soar.

  21. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Sarah Bee2

    Well why don't YOU come up with an original relevant article idea, then we won't complain!

  22. Tom

    So we will need a subsitute*

    It would of course be... almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea.

    *a product of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation

  23. Coalescence

    Ban the sugar lover

    Sugar in tea is just plain wrong.

    Yorkshire Tea all the way

  24. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh for fucks sake.

    First the Scottish government decide I'm not paying enough for my lager, and now this. I might as well just stock the cellar full of bottled water and tins, then come out when everything is better again.

  25. Irk

    IT angle

    What's the IT angle? *I* need *TEA*. Isn't that enough?

  26. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Lovely tea

    Just had 3Kg of loose-leaf Welsh Brew delivered to the house- cost us about a tenner. Me & the Mrs love tea. Once that supply runs out (in about a month, maybe), then we'll be seriously concerned about a doubling of the wholesale price. Mind you, if we stopped snorting it off the naked derrieres of the local rugby team's hookers and started boiling it, maybe that would help..?

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