Sri Lanka tea promoted in China, world’s top producer

May 25, 2013 (LBO) – Ceylon Tea is being promoted in China giving a chance for citizens in that country to enjoy the beverage, though freely consuming foreign tea is a liberty that citizens of the island no longer posses. Sri Lanka’s consulate in Shanghai had also had a launched a promotional campaign on tea.

“Black Tea, or Hong Cha as called in Chinese, is a popular beverage in Shanghai,” Sri Lanka’s Consul General Office in Shanghai said in a statement.

“The launch consisted of tea tasting opportunities at several shopping malls and public venues across Shanghai.”

Sri Lanka Tea Board chief Janaki Kuruppu and Ambassador Ranjith Uyangoda had addressed representatives of the Chinese tea trade, officials, media and the public who had attended the launch event.

Sri Lanka had also participated in the Second International Tea Fair held in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province, with the participation of 750 Chinese and International tea firms the Sri Lankan consulate there said.

Sumudu Walakuluge, Sri Lankan consul and delivered a presentation at the fair.

Sichuan Province is one of China’s largest tea producing regions and world famous for its ‘Tea House Culture’, the consulate sai