Tea in Peru

Peruvian tea Peru is Experiencing Gradual but Steady Growth in Tea By Horacio Bustos Mindful of the high cost of coffee, cocoa, and cane liquor, in 1895, Benjamin De La Torre, the senator from Cusco, proposed that farmers grow tea locally. Cusco (often spelled Cuzco) was once the capital of the Inca Empire, the city of 480,000 sits  11,150 feet (3,399 meters) above sea level. The La Convención Valley seemed well-suited to farming, and in 1913 Peruvian consul Francisco Loaysa agreed to

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