International tea festival kicks off in Thái Nguyên

The second International Tea Festival opened in the northern mountainous province of Thái Nguyên on November 9.

The biennial festival aims to honour growers and promote tea products and tea culture in the province and Việt Nam in general.

Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Sinh Hùng praised farmers for their efforts to make Việt Nam’s tea famous internationally.

The biennial festival aims to honour growers and promote tea products and tea culture in the province and Việt Nam in general

He thanked the international community for their assistance to the development of the tea sector in Việt Nam.

He said he believes that together with endeavours made by Thái Nguyên province and other tea-growing localities as well as the support of international friends, Việt Nam’s tea industry will further develop and the tea culture will be further promoted both at home and abroad.

A wide range of activities including a tea culture festival, a tea carnival, conferences on tea products and tourism promotion, the Miss Tea Land Contest, an exhibition of photos capturing the beauty of Việt Nam’s land, people and Thái Nguyên tea, and a market introducing specialties of Vietnamese ethnic groups are taking place during the three-day event.

Thanks to favourable natural and weather conditions, Thái Nguyên tea products are presented in many cities and provinces nationwide and are also exported to foreign markets.

The province’s tea export value accounts for one third of the country’s total.

Source: VNA

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