The Chá Magoma tea company, which operates in the province of Zambézia, Mozambique, this year exported to China more than 100 tons of a variety of tea known as “Orthodox,” a company official told broadcaster Rádio Moçambique.
Valdemiro Varinde said the variety of tea exported was very nourishing and aromatic, allowing the company which is based in Gurué district, the centre of tea production in the country, to get the foreign currency needed to continue with its business.
This variety of tea was recently introduced at the request of the market, after 45 years of not being produced due to high production costs as only leaves from the top of each bush are picked, while other varieties allow leaves from the middle part of the bush to also be picked.
Chá Magoma this year sold a total of over 2,000 tons of tea picked from an area of 2,000 hectares, out of a total of 7,000 hectares of land that it owns.
With over 25,000 workers, in the last seven years the company invested over US$10 million and the main export markets of the “Orthodox” variety are China, USA, UAE and Kenya. (macauhub/CN/MZ)