Sri Lankan government to promote black tea and hold tea auctions in China
A spokesperson for the Sri Lankan government has been quoted in the local media as saying that the country is looking at promoting black tea consumption and also holding tea auctions in China.
Co-Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Gayantha Karunathileka has said that the move is in response to the growing consumption of black tea in China, a country which up to now had been a green tea drinking nation.
Karunathileka has told the media that the proposal to the effect was presented by Plantations Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake to the Cabinet of Ministers and that it had been approved by the Ministers.
Sri Lanka is to reportedly enter into agreements with Chinese government entities to promote black tea and hold tea auctions.
The move by the Sri Lankan government would undoubtedly increase the consumption of Ceylon tea in China, which is one of the largest tea consuming nations in the world. It also implies the continuous growth of Sri Lanka’s tea industry and the increasing opportunities in the sector.
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