Villagers pick tea leaves at a tea garden in Dawan Village of Jinzhai County, east China's Anhui Province, May 11, 2022. (Xinhua/Du Yu)
HEFEI, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Some 30 projects, collectively worth over 1.52 billion yuan (around 224 million U.S. dollars), have been signed at an ongoing tea industry expo in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province.
The 15th Anhui International Tea Industry Expo kicked off on Thursday in Hefei and will last for four days. More than 600 tea companies and over 1,600 buyers across the country are promoting and purchasing tea-related products at an exhibition center covering 33,000 square meters.
In 2021, the tea plantation area in Anhui covered 213,330 hectares, and its comprehensive production value neared 61.5 billion yuan.
Anhui ranked second among China's provincial-level regions in terms of tea export volume, and more than 3 million people were engaged in the tea industry last year in the province, according to the expo's organizing committee.