International freight charges have increased by 800%.
- Covid protocol at the loading ports(not enough port staff).
- Empty container availability.
- 2020 saw shipping companies mothball ships due to lack of business, now there is a shortage of ship space and coupled with excessive demand.
Climate change has caused crop shortages.
Massive heat waves and flooding in the tea growing regions.
Buy your tea before 15th September 2021 to take advantage of current prices.