Tea exports of 4,000 tons estimated to have earned $5m

Financial Tribune – A total of 4,000 tons of tea have been exported from Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian year on March 21, according to Habibollah Jahansaz, the head of Iran Tea Organization.

Based on average tea export prices in the last Iranian year (March 2018-19), this volume of exports is estimated to be worth $5 million.

“Our main export destinations are the neighboring countries of Azerbaijan, Iraq and Afghanistan,” he was quoted as saying by IRNA.

Iranian tea, Jahansaz had said earlier, is shipped to India, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Canada, Australia, Spain, the Czech Republic and Georgia.

This year’s tea harvest season ended in October and the government purchased a total of 126,753 tons of green tea leaves from local farmers for 3.43 trillion rials ($30.66 million).