14:26 | 26/06/2016 Trade
Moc Chau district in the mountainous province of Son La is focusing on creating the Geographic Indication (GI) “Moc Chau” for its Shan Tuyet tea and a collective mark for Moc Chau Oolong tea.
An ethnic woman is harvesting Shan Tuyet tea leaves - (Source: Internet)
A plan for cooperation and link in production and consumption will be devised to help bring the tea to international consumers.
In 2010, Shan Tuyet tea was granted a certificate of protection on GI. The protected area covers seven communes in Moc Chau district and six communes in Van Ho district.
Moc Chau district currently has 10 companies and cooperatives specialising in producing tea, with a combined area of 1,822 hectares distributed in five communes and towns and around 600 labourers.
The Shan Tuyet tea has been grown on Moc Chau plateau for a long time and thousands of old tea trees still produce buds. The climate features give Shan Tuyet tea a distinctively fragrant smell and high contents of dissolvable substance in the buds./.