Tea Festival promotes local products
16:50 | 27/02/2018

VGP  - The Thai Nguyen Spring Tea Festival, an annual event typically held in Thai Nguyen Province kicked off on February 26.

Known as the national hub for high-quality tea, this is a chance for Thai Nguyen to promote its clean and fresh tea to reach more markets around the world.

15 stalls introducing Tan Cuong tea products have attracted a large number of visitors who love and want to discover new flavors. New technologies were also introduced involving Japanese matcha.

Chairman of the Thai Nguyen City People’s Committee Le Quang Tien said the city is home to 1,200 hectares of tea with annual average revenue of VND250 million (US$11,000) per hectare. In Tan Cuong commune, the earnings from tea reach up to VND600-800 million per hectare.

Over the past years, the city has assisted tea farmers in seeking markets and attracting foreign investment to develop material production regions and processing industry as well as encouraged them to produce safe tea products.

According to Do Thi Hiep, Director of the Tan Huong tea cooperative in Phuc Xuan commune, the annual festival featured a wide range of activities such as an old tea tree parade and tea-making contests.

Currently, the province has nearly 1,500 hectares of tea growing area, producing 19,000 tons of fresh tea buds per year, generating VND180 million per hectare per year.

Over the past five years, the locality has made efforts to expand market for its tea products, attract foreign investment in tea farming and processing, while encouraging local farmers to produce safe tea and improve tea quality. 

Nine cooperatives in Phuc Xuan, Phuc Triu, Tan Cuong communes, Thai Nguyen city have been granted certificates for their safe tea products, with the involvement of nearly 300 households farming on a combined area of 110 hectares.

                                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu

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