Ha Giang Kombucha exported to Europe
  • | | July 25, 2020 08:15 AM
A speciality tea from the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang will be exported to Europe for the first time.

The first batch will be 30,000 bottles made from Shan Tuyet tea trees aged between 300-400 years old from Ha Giang’s Tay Con Linh area.

Le Ba Hai Sieu, a representative from a start-up firm in HCM City, said that the bottles are the combination between Shan Tuyet and Kombucha which is a fermented, lightly effervescent, sweetened black or green tea.


A Shan Tuyet tea tree in Ha Giang

Sieu added that his desire is promoting Shan Tuyet tea and other Vietnamese farm products in the international market.

“Shan Tuyet tea of 300-400 years old has a unique taste. China and Taiwan have widely advertised their tea products, why can’t Vietnam? Vietnam boasts other famous products such as Ngoc Linh and Bo Chinh ginsengs. I will consider promoting these products in the future,” Sieu added.

According to Sieu, his company has set a target to sell 3.6 million Shan Tuyet tea bottles by 2022.

Pham Thi Minh Hai from a Ha Giang’s tea company said that Tay Con Linh mountain area which is located at the height of between 1,300 -1,700 metres are home to Shan Tuyet tea trees and some which could be hundreds of years old. After being picked up, the tea is often produced overnight quickly to ensure its quality.

Currently, a kilo of fresh Shan Tuyet tea is sold at between VND450,000 (USD19.56) and VND80 million (USD3,478), depending on the variety.

Every year, residents living on Tay Con Linh mountain areas harvest around 200 tonnes of Shan Tuyet tea.

The Intellectual Property Department earlier issued of Shan Tuyet tea geographical indications to 44 communes in six districts and cities in Ha Giang Province.

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