In Thailand, there is no own tea culture. Until the 20th century, tea was not practiced here, despite the fact that in the jungle wild tea trees grow some older than 700 years.
For many years Thais were studied about the possibility of spreading tea in the north of Thailand. Various tea plants from China, Japan, India, Sri-Lanka, and Taiwan were brought to the country. Experts from these countries were also involved.
The beginning of tea production in Thailand falls on the 40th years. In 1975, General Kriengsak Chomanan donated tea seeds from Taiwan to the northern regions of the country, and in 1987 the Royal Project joined the tea industry.
Through trial and error, Thais were found tea varieties that suit Northen region. Most of which were imported from the Taiwanese mountains of Alishan.
Today in the north of Thailand tea is produced not only by Thais also by ethnic Chinese who settled the northern mountains in the 1950s.
Most of the teas are exported to America, Cambodia, and Taiwan.
Thanks to our project https://tea-village.com, now not only people from these countries have the opportunity to try Thai teas. 😀
Pay attention to the photo, you can see the beauty of the north of Thailand and the tea fields of the Kingdom.
Enjoy your tea!
Tea Village Team.