As Myanmar is seeking foreign markets for its tea leaves, about 10 tons of green and dry tea leaves will be exported to Germany soon, said Chairwoman Daw Nyo Nyo Sein of Myanmar Tea Procedures Association. Majority of tea leaves are grown in northern and southern Shan State, and distinguished into various categories based on taste and quality for local markets, while organic tea leaves are aimed for foreign buyers.
Germany has agreed to purchase 10 tons of tea leaves, and the delivery is expected near future. Myanmar has exported organic raw tea leaves to the United States from 17 to 20 tons every year. The price for Myanmar tea leaves ranges from US$6 to $10 per kilogram based on the quality.
Daw Ru Par, director of Yathar Wady Company in Mandalay, said “We received positive feedback on tea leaves from foreign customers. We are informing at the foreign trade shows that green tea leaves can also be consumed in addition to drinking. As 90 per cent components in tea leaves benefit for health, we have to guarantee for its quality along the supply change from raw to finished products.
Source: Global New Light of Myanmar