|Ancient tea trees in Van Ho district, Son La province. Photo: VOV
The 1,324 newly recognised Shan Tuyet tea plants are in the districts of Bac Quang, Hoang Su Phi, Quang Binh, Vi Xuyen, and Xin Man.
At the Agricultural Extension Forum, representatives of provinces gave presentations on the current situation, solutions for conservation and development of tea plants toward organic production and consumption linkages.
Shan Tuyet tea is a rare variety that is grown in the northern mountains of Vietnam. The tree grows up to several meters high, and has large leaves and many buds covered by white hairs, giving it the name “snow tea”. Shan Tuyet tea has a soft fragrance, brews to a honey-yellow color, and is good for people's health.