Observer Report Beijing
China prepares to share its experience for black tea production in Pakistan, says a report published by China Economic Net (CEN) on Wednesday.
Tea industry can be a promising industry for China and Pakistan to cooperate and China can share its’ experience, said Xu Jiamin, the secretary-general of Guizhou Tea Association in China.
As long as the quantity is large, the cost can be lowered. We can make breakthroughs in technology and increase productivity.” according to Xu Jiamin.
The report says, Pakistan is the third largest tea importer in the world. They consume a lot of imported tea every year.
In July to February period of the present financial year, Pakistan’s tea import costs $379.3 million.
“Tea leaves are small, but it plays a big role in poverty alleviation in Guizhou. The development of the tea industry is an effective way to promote rural employment and boost farmers’ income.”
According to Xu Jiamin, there are 3.4 million people in Guizhou involved in tea planting.
The annual income from tea per person has reached more than RMB 12,000.
Xu Jiamin told CEN that mechanical tea picking is encouraged in the production of tea for export, and the output has been increased substantially.