The US is the world’s biggest tea consumer, consuming around 7.8 million metric tons annually, according to the United Nations.
Russia’s tea consumption, meanwhile, has been rising since 2008.
In 2016, the country’s tea drinking rate hit a record high of 11.6 metric tons per person per day, a level that was reached in 2015.
Russia also enjoys a rich heritage of tea, which dates back to the 4th century.
Its tea was the first in Europe to be brewed in the style of the Chinese.
Russia and China have both made overtures to modernize their teas and the country is currently producing around 50 million metric tonnes of tea annually.
Russian tea is also known for being low in caffeine, with a serving of tea containing just over 1 milligram of the drug.
The country’s national drink is a blend of green tea and black tea that is traditionally served to guests at state functions.
Russia has been a leader in tea exports and has recently launched its first nationwide online tea market, where consumers can buy tea from thousands of tea vendors in a variety of categories.
But in an interview with RT’s “The Voice” on Tuesday, Vladimir Ivanov, the director of the Institute of International Tea Research and Production at the Moscow State University, said Russia is struggling to meet demand.
“There is no shortage of tea.
In fact, I think there is not even a shortage of available tea, but there is also a huge demand for tea in Russia,” Ivanov said.
“We are not importing tea, we are producing tea and we are trying to meet that demand with our tea.”
According to Ivanov and others, the government is planning to increase production of tea and other agricultural products in order to provide a stable market for the domestic market, and to support the export of its tea.
The Russian government is investing in the export sector with a total investment of $3 billion in 2016, with plans to double production of domestic tea and expand the countrys tea-growing capacity by 2025.
“The country is importing tea from China and we can’t get enough of it,” Ivanow said.