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khat

(kot),
Local name for tender fresh parts of shrub Catha edulis.
Synonym(s): African tea, Arabian tea
Drug slang A regional term for amphetamine
Herbal medicine A shrub with a high content of d-norpseudoephedrine, a CNS stimulant; consumed as a leaf—in a similar fashion to that of coca—khat increases alertness, relieves hunger and fatigue, and produces mild euphoria. See Herbal medicine
Substance abuse The dried bitter leaves of Catha edulis, an evergreen shrub from eastern Africa—e.g., Somalia, Ethiopia—and Yemen; khat is chewed for its stimulatory and euphoric effects by millions in the Saudi peninsula. It contains cathinone—a DEA Schedule I controlled substance—an amphetamine-like alkaloid, which causes excitement, euphoria and anorexia
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"It is heartening that so many individuals have donated their time, effort and financial support to further KAIPPG's mission and now Zawadi African Tea is the first company to offer their support through the ongoing sale of their products.
While showing a growth rate of 25.8 percent over the past 10 years, the total African tea production represents only 11.2 percent of the world production of tea, which is dominated by China and India.
With their share of world tea exports up from 33 percent to 37 percent between 2007 and 2016, the African tea growers are major suppliers.
brSome three weeks later, a regional tea traders association and Mombasa county government struck a deal scrapping the levy imposed by the devolved unit for each package entering the port city.The East African Tea Traders Association (Eatta) and Mombasa Countys trade department reached an agreement that saw trucks ferrying tea meant for export exempted from paying cess.
Consultative meetingsThe team held consultative meetings with top officials of the market regulator,East African Tea Trade Association (EATTA), KTDA board, respective factories among other stakeholders in a bid to establish why the west of Rift farmers earn less bonus compared to the Eastern part.
One of the challenges that African tea needs to combat is that there is still limited awareness of both the quality of tea and the African tea industry.
A 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice cost 1,800afs, a 5-kg tin of Momin Ghee 380afs, one kg of black African tea 210afs and one kg of Vietnamese green tea 170afs, he said.
African tea prices were badly hit at the Mombasa tea auction when Pakistani buyers stayed away in protest against the Kenya governments' imposition of import tariffs on Pakistani rice.
Kenya: The African tea giant, presented in detail in an article in T&CTJ's September 2015 issue, draws about 26 percent of its foreign exchange earnings from the tea sector.
He said a 24-kg bag of Pakistani rice cost 1,800afs, a 50-kg bag of sugar 1,550afs, 50kg sack of Pakistani flour 1,300afs, a 5-kg tin of Momin Ghee 380afs and one kg of black African tea 210afs.
Of the R160m in sales of South African tea to the US last year, rooibos accounted for R120m, and demand is surging.

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