At the beginning of the year, it cost a tea exporter about Sh357,000 ($3,000) to ship a 40-foot container to Russia, Kenya's fifth biggest market for the beverage.
Today, it is about Sh952,000 to the nation and other neighbouring regions around the Black Sea.
According to the State Customs Commission, from January to July this year, Azerbaijan exported 1,263 tons of tea, with a total price of 7.6 million US dollars.
In the same period last year, Azerbaijan exported 636 tons of tea, with a total price of 4.8 million US dollars.
Zhangping is one of the important tea producing areas in southern China. The folk narcissus tea made by ancestral craftsmanship belongs to the oolong tea series, which is a classic of Zhangping's long-standing tea culture. Zhangping narcissus tea cake is a unique pressed oolong tea in the world.