Back from a long, weary passage to India with war materials, a brine-streaked merchant vessel last week landed the largest shipment of Ceylon tea ever to arrive at New York. The cargo, 35,000 chests (over 3 million lb.) of tea (enough to last U.S. tea drinkers three weeks), is a part of the 65 million lb. in the U.S. quota under last April's British-American allocation agreement.


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