The third edition of the Moc Chau Tea Festival began on April 6 at Vinatea Moc Chau, a member of the Vietnam National Tea Corporation (Vinatea), in northern Son La province, bringing together six local tea producers.
The festival will feature a wide variety of events, including art performances, a tea-leaf picking contest, a tea ceremony and exhibitions of tea products and photos of tea plantations in Moc Chau. The geographical indication for Snow Shan (Shan Tuyet) tea of Moc Chau in Thailand will be announced during the festival.
The organiser will also hold sight-seeing tours around Moc Chau vast tea hills and tea production for visitors and a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of the national Moc Chau tea plantation which was founded on April 8, 1958.
The festival aims to promote Moc Chau tea products, provide a platform for tea producers and traders to meet and foster safe and clean tea-making, said Nguyen Thi Hoa, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Moc Chau district.
It is also an opportunity for the district to attract more visitors and draw investors’ attention. Tea businesses and cooperatives are expected to form partnerships during the event, she added.
Moc Chau is endowed with a cool climate and soil suitable for growing tea plants.
Formed in 1959, the Moc Chau tea area now stretches across some 1,800 hectares and produces more than 23,000 tonnes of tea leaves annually. Moc Chau tea products are exported to many international markets, including Japan, Taiwan (China) and Pakistan. In recent years, the production of tea in Moc Chau has also boosted local tourism.