A global tea industry event called the 2023 Keemun Dialogue – focusing on the world's top three high-fragrance black teas – was held in Qimen county, administered by Huangshan city in Anhui province on Jan 9.
The event attracted experts from India, Sri Lanka and China to explore the development trends of the international black tea industry.
Experts gather in Qimen county to explore the development trends of the black tea industry. [Photo/WeChat ID: gh_fddd8e6b4139]
Keemun is the old spelling of Qimen. It is said that Qimen Black Tea is among the favorite black tea varieties of the British royal family and is known for its distinctive and fruity taste.
A tea plantation in Qimen county, Huangshan. [Photo/WeChat ID: gh_fddd8e6b4139]
The area under tea cultivation in Qimen county last year reached an estimated 190,000mu(12,666 hectares). A total of 7,300 tons of tea was produced in 2022, worth 5.52 billion yuan ($813.42 million).
"I hope the Qimen black tea industry will take this event as an opportunity to bring tea drinking back into fashion," said Wang Qing, president of the China Tea Marketing Association.
An innovation and development alliance of the world's top three high-fragrance black teas is established on Jan 9 in Qimen county. [Photo/WeChat ID: gh_fddd8e6b4139]
In addition, a series of new products related to Qimen Black Tea made their debuts and the first batch of new product distributors signed contracts at the event.