Tensions in the Red Sea are interfering with British drinking of tea

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London: Britons are facing shortages of tea because of supply problems linked to disruption of shipping in the Red Sea.

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has warned shoppers in some stores that there are nationwide problems that could impact the availability of black tea.

Retail bosses have insisted the problems are temporary and that the impact on consumers is expected to be minimal.

A sign in one Sainsbury’s store read: “We are experiencing supply issues affecting the nationwide supply of black tea. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to be back in full supply soon.”

The store was contacted for further comment.

Andrew Opie, director of food and sustainability at the British Retail Consortium, said: “There is temporary disruption to some black tea lines, but the impact on consumers will be minimal as retailers are not expecting significant challenges.”

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