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New direction for Suoi Giang tea area


Resolution of the Party Congress of Van Chan district, Yen Bai province determined: ‘Promoting the development of green tourism services, identity, making tourism an important economic sector of the district’. This development orientation promises that in the next 5 years, Suoi Giang tea and other services that “follow” the reputation of Suoi Giang tea will face many favorable opportunities for development.

The hundreds of years old tea fields in Suoi Giang are the key highlights in the strategy of developing green tourism services, the identity of Van Chan district. Located in the North of Van Chan district, Yen Bai province, Suoi Giang commune is favored by nature in terms of land, cool climate of the high mountains over 1,000m above sea level to grow crops of economic value. high, it’s Shan Tuyet tea. 98% of the commune’s population is H’mong and for hundreds of years, the people have known how to grow tea. The ancient tea tree in Suoi Giang can be from 2 to 5m high, with a canopy of 2-4m wide. The tea buds are big, the shrimp has white snow, the whiter, the higher the content of micronutrients in the tea. Shan Tuyet Suoi Giang tea has long been famous at home and abroad due to its very high product quality with aroma, rich taste and rich nutrition. Currently, the commune has over 674 hectares of tea, including 193 hectares of ancient tea. “70% of households in the commune grow tea,” said Mr. Giang A Dang, Secretary of the Party Committee of Suoi Giang commune. The Secretary of the Commune Party Committee also has 3 hectares of ancient tea. The purchase price of fresh bud tea in Suoi Giang commune reached an average of 20,000 VND/kg; The production value brought to tea growers is about 20 billion VND/year. Tea is the main source of income for agricultural households in the area – said Vice Chairman of the Commune People’s Committee Mua A Giang. The price of the product depends on the type, ranging from 150,000 to 650,000 VND/kg, the delicious kind is about 3 million VND/kg – said Ms. Lam Thi Kim Thoa, Director of Suoi Giang Tea Cooperative. “The most precious tea must be made from hundreds of years old tea tree buds on high mountain peaks, covered with clouds and dew all year round, imbued with the quintessence of earth and sky. It is a high-class tea, cherished as a precious medicine, just for a gift, it can be up to 50 million VND / kg”, said Mr. Dang Thai Son – who has a deep understanding of Suoi Giang tea. Or that, now hundreds of years old ancient tea gardens, rough trunks, white mold are not only a place to provide clean raw materials for processing high-class Shan Tuyet Suoi Giang tea products, but also a tourist destination. tourist attractions. “Having to visit the garden, see firsthand the hundred-year-old tea trees, the tree stump is bigger than an adult thigh; Being able to climb the tree to pick fresh tea buds, one shrimp and two leaves, to taste the acrid taste and then enjoy the sweet aftertaste of the tea, there’s nothing more exciting than that” – Ms. Kan shared. Comrade Mai Mong Tuan – Secretary of the Van Chan District Party Committee said, the Resolution of the Party Congress of Van Chan district, term 2021 – 2026 defines: “Promoting the development of green tourism services, identity, bringing tourism to life Tourism has become an important economic sector of the district. Suoi Giang is on the list of places to develop green tourism services with local identity. In this direction, the district’s goal is to focus on protecting and developing safe, sustainable Shan Tuyet tea, organic farming; raise the value of products and develop the brand name and trademark of Suoi Giang tea in order to help growers, enterprises and cooperatives in producing, processing and trading tea to get rich from tea trees; to associate the protection and development of tea areas with the development of community eco-tourism. Mr. Dang Duy Hien – Chairman of Van Chan District People’s Committee affirmed that following the above orientation, the district will protect the integrity of Suoi Giang ancient tea area to serve the province’s eco-tourism projects. In addition, the locality organizes propaganda, training and technical transfer instructions for tea growers to understand the basic techniques to affect tea plants, help protect tea plants, increase yield and quality. and ensure the growth and development of the old tea area as well as the newly planted tea area. From this orientation and solution of the party committee, local government, Suoi Giang tea and other services that “follow” the reputation of Suoi Giang tea are facing many favorable opportunities for development in the coming time. Now, going to Suoi Giang, visitors can enjoy high-class dining and accommodation services right in the middle of ancient tea fields. Recently, a business has boldly invested tens of billions of dong to build Suoi Giang Cultural Space. From this cultural space, visitors can see the roofs of the Mong people hidden among the mountains and clouds; enjoy a quiet resting space amidst the vast green tea plantations; enjoy the national specialties, including new dishes such as grilled meat rolls, young tea leaves eaten raw with herbs; enjoy tea through a very sophisticated brewing process performed by artisans who have undergone training in the art of tea making. Secretary of the District Party Committee Mai Mong Tuan added that in the coming time, the district will focus on trademark protection, promotion and management of Suoi Giang tea brand in domestic and foreign markets; diversifying forms of business, promotion and advertising of local products. At the same time, encourage people to effectively and sustainably exploit tourism potentials; improve product quality, promote activities, develop green tourism services and identity. On the side of the people, especially the Mong ethnic people – the owner of Shan Tuyet Suoi Giang tea, they are trying to preserve the ancient tea trees in order to turn the tea fields into an indispensable destination in the tour. invest in repairing houses, preserving national cultural identity to develop community-based tourism in association with agricultural production development, creating sustainable livelihoods./.