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Medog tea industry leads people to become better off
By:China Tibet News
update:April 23,2018
April 23, 2018 -- Due to superior natural environment and location advantage, Medog tea has good shape and fine quality. Tested by the Tea Quality Center of the Ministry of Agriculture, 13 items of pesticide residue and 6 items of inclusion all meet the standards of organic tea. In 2017, Medog black tea and green tea were presented at the Chengdu International Tea Expo and won the gold award, greatly enhancing the masses' confidence in the development of tea cultivation.

"In 2012, Medog County begun to build the first tea garden. In 2013, Medog tea was identified as featured leading industry and the medium-term and long-term plan for the development of tea industry was also assigned," said Sonam Wangdrak, director general of the Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Bureau of Medog County. At present, there are 25 high standard tea gardens, covering an area of 7326 mu.

Besides, Medog County also works on tea processing, sales and brand building. Through investment promotion, a particular company is introduced to be responsible for tea processing, packaging, sales and brand promotion. Related matters on the registration of geographical indication product are being dealt with actively. In addition, the declaration work of organic tea certification is also under way, which will lay a solid foundation for Medog tea to enter the high-end market.

Next, the production capacity of Medog is planed to be enhanced. The cultural connotation will be excavated so as to promote the integration of tea industry, tourism and culture. With the growth of tea sales, the incomes of tea planters will also be increased, according to a responsible person of the Nyingchi Medog Tea Limited Company.

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