Changsha county enterprise exports $12 million tea leaves

Editor:Sharon Lee
Updated:2018-01-08 14:47:37

  Hunan Xiangfeng Tea Co, a Changsha county-based tea enterprise, exported $12 million in terms of sales last year, according to the Changsha county bureau of commerce.

  It ranks the company the second among its peers in Central China's Hunan province.

  Changsha county's many tea fields boasts a total area of more than 6,400 hectares, and was listed as the 2014 China Best Leisure Countryside for its beautiful tea gardens.

  Based at Jinjing Town of Changsha County, Hunan Xiangfeng Tea is the epitome of the county's tea industry, and is also the Hunan province's second biggest tea producer.

  Seizing the opportunity presented by the Belt and Road Initiative, Hunan Xiangfeng Tea has made its presence in many food fairs across the world, with their tea leaves soothing the taste buds of citizens in France, Germany, Russia, Algeria and the US. By showcasing its portfolio of tea products they hope to expand their overseas market share.

  In 2017, the tea company exported more than 6,500 tons of tea leaves, hitting $12 million in the export business, an increase of 73.4 percent compared to the previous year.

  "The higher industrial standards formulated by the international markets has made us better at regulating products and operations, giving us a decisive advantage when expanding domestically," said Tang Yu, chairman of Hunan Xiangfeng Tea Industry Co.

Changsha county enterprise exports $12 million tea leaves

  Hunan Xiangfeng Tea Industry Co has tea gardens covering 3,666 hectares in Jinjing town of Changsha county, Hunan province. [Photo by Guo Liliang/Hunan Daily]

  Domestic and overseas authorities have awarded the company with certificate of accreditation in recognition of Hunan Xiangfeng's modern agricultural innovation. In addition to selling tea products, the company has also engaged itself in various other industries by opening tea gardens and organizing tourist tea picking pleasure trips.

  It helps promote local rural tourism and provides additional revenue for local farmers.