Good demand from Russian market lifts prices of orthodox tea varieties

Orthodox teas witnessed strong demand at the Kochi auctions with the Russian market remaining buoyant.

Sale 17 witnessed strong demand with 94 per cent of the offered quantity of 1,76,319 kg being sold. According to traders, the surging sales have pushed up the average price realisation by Rs 6 per kg to Rs 149, from the previous week’s Rs 143.