The central highland province of Lam Dong is regarded as the center of the largest Tea material region in the country. Its weather conditions and soil quality are suitable for tea planting.
|A tea farm in Bao Lam District, Lam Dong Province (Photo: SGGP)|
Cau Dat, in Truong Tho Hamlet, Xuan Truong Commune, 30 kilometers from the city’s center of Da Lat, was where the French first brought fragrant tea trees in 1927 and officially established the Cau Dat Service of Tea. Cau Dat has been the cradle of the Lam Dong tea region for 80 years.
Then tea growing areas expanded to districts including Bao Loc, Bao Lam, Di Linh and Da Lat City.
The province has increased its tea area from 250 hectares to 300 hectares every year in the 2004-2010 period.
Currently, Lam Dong Province grows about 24,000 hectares of many tea varieties, with more than 30 local and foreign enterprises growing, purchasing and processing tea products.
So far, 20 businesses have been licensed VietGAP (Vietnamese Agriculture Practices) Certificate for their safe and high quality products.
Entrepreneurs have supported growers to apply high technologies in planting and processing tea. The cooperation will create a stable material source for companies, increase the income of farmers and develop the tea industry of the largest tea garden of Vietnam.
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