Yibin, Sichuan, exported the first single tea to Central Asia this year.

In the early morning of January 5th, in Gaoxian County, Yibin City, Sichuan Zaobaijian Tea Co., Ltd. was full of fragrant tea, and the workers were busy loading bags of exported tea into containers-this 46 tons of tea was the first single export of Yibin this year, and it will be sent to Uzbekistan through the Central Asian train.

Sichuan Zaobaijian Tea Industry Co., Ltd. is a national key leading enterprise in agricultural industrialization. It has three tea bases, covering nearly 100,000 mu of tea gardens around it. Through the industrialization mode of "company+base+farmers", it connects more than 23,000 farmers and produces more than 3,500 tons of dry tea annually. At the end of last year, Yibin Customs organized business backbones to go to Gaoxian County to carry out publicity on policies such as optimizing the port business environment, which effectively boosted Gaoxian Tea’s "going out". "This export to Central Asia, the next step, we have to plan for the Middle East, Africa, Europe and other markets, and really let Gaoxian good tea go abroad and the fragrance floats overseas." Zhang Dexun, the chairman of the company, is full of confidence in the future tea export trade.

Gaoxian County is one of the "Top 100 Tea Counties in China", with a tea planting area of 330,000 mu and 255 related business entities. In recent years, Gaoxian county has focused on improving the quality and efficiency of tea industry, and made continuous efforts from five aspects: planting, management, production, processing and marketing to further improve the output and quality of tea and enhance the competitiveness of tea export. At the same time, the "Fifteen Policies for Gaoxian County to Support the High-quality Development of Tea Industry" was issued, actively supporting and cultivating the development of tea enterprises, constantly enhancing the popularity and brand influence of tea in Gaoxian County, and realizing "one leaf is rich". In 2023, the county produced a total of 31,000 tons of dry tea, achieving a comprehensive output value of 7.5 billion yuan. (Luo Jingping, Hou Xiaomei, Wang Peizhe)