Vietnam is now ranked 7th and 5th worldwide in terms of tea production and exports, respectively. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the nation has 123,000ha under tea trees, capable of producing 1,02 million tonnes of fresh tea buds.
Vietnamese tea products are exported to 74 countries and territories, including Pakistan, China, Russia, and Indonesia. The shipments to China account for 12-15% of the country’s total export volume.
In the first six months of this year, Vietnam shipped abroad 54,000 tonnes of tea for 94 million USD, down 6.4% in volume and 1.3% in value compared to the same period last year.
The country has over 170 tea varieties, with local production areas moving toward organic…