September 23, 2017

10 tonnes of Myanmar green tea and tea leaf to be exported to Germany, Singapore

A Tea leaf field seen at Mong Mao in northeast Myanmar on 1 October  2016. Photo: Reuters
A Tea leaf field seen at Mong Mao in northeast Myanmar on 1 October 2016. Photo: Reuters

The Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producers (MFVP) Association is gearing up to export about 10 tonnes of Myanmar’s green tea and tea leaf to Germany and Singapore next year, according to the association.
This year, Germany agreed to buy three tonnes of Myanmar’s green tea, said U Soe Than Min Din, the chair of MFVP.
“This was the first time that Germany had agreed to purchase Myanmar’s dried tea leaves. We have reached an agreement to export three tonnes of dried tea leaves this year”, U Soe Than Min Din said.
The fresh tea leaves produced from the Ywangan area are planned to be placed onto the Singapore market in the coming year, said U Maung Nu, the chairman of the Ywangan Tea Association.
“We, locals from Ywangan, jointly established two dried tea leaf plants and the green tea produced from these plants will be exported to Germany. Additionally, efforts are being made to improve more international market access”, said U Maung Nu.
The prevailing price of Myanmar’s dried tea leaves are about Ks15,000 per viss, it is learnt.—Phyo Lwin Aung (AMIA)

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