ECONOMYNEXT – The Sri Lankan government is to promote black tea consumption in China and also hold tea auctions there, a government spokesman said.
The move is in response to growing consumption of black tea in China, which hitherto had been a green tea drinking nation, Gayantha Karunathilaka, Minister of Land and Parliamentary Reforms said.
The proposal by Plantations Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake had been approved by the Cabinet of ministers this week, he told a news conference.
Sri Lanka is to enter into agreements with Chinese government entities to promote black tea and hold tea auctions.
(COLOMBO, December 13, 2017)