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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Myanmar’s pickled tea leaves become hot among Japanese consumers

Locals pluck tea leaves in a plantation of Pa Laung Self-administered Zone.

Yangon April 21

Myanmar’s pickled tea leaves have gained growing interest in Japan’s market and have potential for export, said Ma Ni Ni Myint from ShinjukukuTakadanobaba sales centre which mainly sells Myanmar products in Japan.

“The sales centre sells Myanmar products mainly food of those, ready-made Mohinya and green tea has been the best seller among Japanese consumers as Japan has a long history of tea culture,” she said.

But at the same time, Japanese consumers have started to eat picked tea leaves as refreshment and pickled tea leaves have become one of the hot items at the sales centre, she said.

“Some consumers also inquire about the things they see on the internet,” she added.

Previously, the sales centre mainly catered for Myanmar people in Japan and later it has received Japanese regular customers. Over the past two years, Japanese consumers’ consumption of Myanmar products has increased significantly, said Ma Ni Ni Myint.

The Myawady Daily

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