First international tea fest to be held in northern Vietnam

The first International Tea Festival will be held in the northern province of Thai Nguyen from November 11 to 15, organizers announced at a press conference Wednesday.

The festival will feature a seminar on Vietnamese tea integrating into the international market, a parade, a tea culture festival, a cuisine and specialty market and other artistic activities.

A new national record, the biggest tea pot in Vietnam, will be displayed at the festival.

A tea night of 300 tea tables will receive the largest number of visitors at the town’s “20/8” square.

During the event, local travel companies will offer several tours of the province.

At least seven countries importing Vietnamese tea – China, India, Korea, Sri Lanka, Japan, Laos and Russia will join the five-day event expected to receive 400,000 visitors.

Vietnam, the world’s fifth leading tea exporter, has a strong tea culture dating back over 3,000 years.

Tea is one of the country’s 16 leading exported agricultural products, according to the Vietnam Tea Association.

Thanh Nien News