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Tea in Senegal



Senegal imports more than 4,600 tons of tea annually. The largest tonnage of imported tea and especially green tea, comes from the People's Republic of China.


Tea imports to Senegal

The Senegalese are heavy tea drinkers. The import of tea is a big business. According to data from the Department of Statistics as Senegal that annually imports more than 4,600 tons of tea.

In value terms, this represents an average of over six billion CFA francs. The importance of the market was soon attracting many operators. many companies have come to penetrate the market.

 The tea comes mainly European Asian countries, the United States and some African countries. This is the People's Republic of China comes the largest tonnage of imported tea and especially green tea.

Essentially, these companies buy loose tea before bagging and resell detail. This bagging technique comes paste habits of consumers who tend to buy tea in small quantities.

Consumed several times a day, the tea helps to enhance social gatherings, family celebrations and more. What is less known and Senegalese economic operators have been slow to discover is that the importation of tea is a big business.

According to data from the Department of Statistics that Senegal annually imports an average of more than 4,600 tons of tea. This represents an average of over six billion CFA francs.

The Ataya tea ceremony

Besides water and milk that have a special status in Senegal and more widely in Africa, tea is probably the most common drink in the country. A base of green tea, it is very sweet.

Otherwise mint (plant) are added mints in the teapot and a pellet African Valda in the glass. ritual surrounding the tea is emblematic of the notion of sharing, critical to the country of Teranga (hospitality). Its preparation and tasting can take several hours.

It is transferred between two glasses to produce a lot of foam, guaranteeing quality. It is directed by a young, usually a man in a small teapot and served in two small glasses going hand in hand after being rinsed.

Guests are served first, then the elderly. If the father, mother or aunt is at the other end of the house, sending a child.

Usage is drinking three successive teas: "The first is bitter as death, the second is sweet as life, the third is sweet as love" like to say Senegalese.

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