Turkish Tea Culture Listed by UNESCO

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Turkey and Azerbaijan have applied to UNESCO with a request to include the Turkish tea culture in the “List of Intangible Cultural Heritage”. The Turkish Tea Culture Candidate File prepared by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism in the application was evaluated at the 17th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Morocco.

At the meeting, it was decided to include the Turkish tea culture in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

TURKEY IS THE FIFTH TEA PRODUCING COUNTRY

In the world ranking of tea production, China ranks 1st with 2 million 270 thousand tons, India – 2nd with 1 million 210 thousand tons, Kenya – 3rd with 475 thousand tons, Sri Lanka – 4 3rd place with 329 thousand tons, Turkey. is 250 thousand tons with the 5th place.

In the Eastern Black Sea region, where tea is grown in Turkey, producers, workers and other sectors receive an annual income of about 10 billion Turkish lira.

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