In the wake of the increasing importance of Kazakhstan as a market for Indian teas, the Tea Board of India has taken a delegation to the country, which is now the second largest buyer of Indian teas after Russia.

The delegation is being led by Tea Board Deputy Chairman Neelam Meena, and will comprise major exporters and importers, according to a Tea Board release.

Kazakhstan has a market size of 24 million kilograms per annum, and India meets almost half of this demand. Major Indian tea exporters and importers will put up an exhibition and hold a tea-tasting session for the general public during the visit. From India, major exporters such as Premier Tea, JV Gokal, McLeod Russel, B K Birla Group and Harrison Malaylam will be part of the delegation.