Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

A festival featuring Tan Cuong tea, a speciality of northern Thai
Nguyen province, took place in Thai Nguyen city on February 20.

The event, themed “Flavours of Spring Tea – Tan Cuong Tea Speciality
Area,” was one of the activities leading up to the second International
Tea Festival to be held in the province this year.

The
annual festival aims to honour the tea tree and traditional tea growing
industry in Tan Cuong, which produces one of the most popular tea
brands in the country. It is also a meeting place for growers,
producers and drinkers of Tan Cuong tea in particular and Thai Nguyen
tea in general.

A wide range of activities were held
during the festival, including tea offering ritual, art performances by
local people and folk games.

The highlight of the
event was a competition of tea processing in the traditional way with
16 teams from Tan Cuong commune.

2013 marks the 6 th
year the Tan Cuong tea has been granted the geographical indication
(GI) by the Department of Intellectual Property under the Ministry of
Science and Technology. It is the fifth national products protected
with the GI nationwide.

The Tan Cuong tea area covers an area of 4,861 ha in three communes of Phuc Xuan, Phuc Triu and Tan Cuong.-VNA

By vivian