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Tea prices hit record high

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Wholesale tea prices have hit record highs thanks to a combination of falling crop production and surging demand for the drink.

At tea auctions in Kenya, top quality tea fetched an average of $3.70 a kilo, and analysts say it could easily exceed $4.

From Kenya, East Africa correspondent Peter Greste reports.

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