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Tea in Indonesia



The Indonesian islands have a long historical relationship with tea. The majority of Indonesian tea comes from the island of Java. Indonesia, tea production has really restarted in 1984, supported by the Tea Board.


The tea production in Indonesia

The Indonesian islands have a long historical relationship with tea. From the seventeenth century, the island of Java was used as a relay by the Dutch East India Co to ​​transport ahead of Chinese tea.

At the beginning of the eighteenth century, Dutch settlers have been the establishment of plantations Tea on the island. Production soon followed on Sumatra and, more recently, on the island of Sulawesi.

The devastation of World War II effectively destroyed the Indonesian tea industry and it took many years before the plantations are recovered. This n was not until 1984, supported by the newly formed Tea Board of Indonesia program for the introduction of improved clones it started tea varieties.

Much of Indonesian tea comes from the island of Java. Harvesting is usually done manually, with the main growth area west of the island around Bandung. Tea is picked all year in Indonesia, but the quality is during the dry season in August and September.

Tea plantations are managed by the government companies are called PTPN (Perseroan Terbatas Perkebunan Nusantara), each of which has a number of tea plantations under its control. Majority of Indonesian tea is sold through auctions auction every Wednesday in Jakarta.

This is the only auction of tea auction in the world that is not in English.

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