(QNO) - More than 60 hectares of Duc Phu tea farm is being revived by the authorities and people of Tam Son commune (Nui Thanh district, Quang Nam province).
Fame for once
Duc Phu tea is an indigenous species of tea in Tam Ky city, Quang Nam province that used to be famous not only in Vietnam but also in Western countries during the French colonial period (1897-1945).
Reportedly, Duc Phu tea plantation was formed and managed by the French in Ky Tra commune, Tam Ky district (i.e. Tam Son commune, Nui Thanh district now)
In 1954, the French left Vietnam, Duc Phu tea plantation was taken over by Tam Son communal government.
In the period of 1955 -1985, the Duc Phu tea brand name was transferred to Mai Hac and Kim Son- two famous tea brands at that time.
After that, the Duc Phu tea hill was gradually abandoned. It was not until 2018 that the Duc Phu tea brand name started to be restored and it is gradually accepted by consumers.
Revival of Duc Phu tea brand name
Currently, the area of Duc Phu tea is being expanded by the local authorities and people of Tam Son commune. The product quality has been also improved, helping raise the locals’ income.
According to Director of Duc Phu Tea Cooperative Nguyen Van Hung, the commune authorities support local people with fertilizer, seedlings freely to expand the tea area, and product consumption to improve the local income.
The Duc Phu tea quality was recognized by the Directorate for Standards, Metrology and Quality of Vietnam (STAMEQ) on January 11, 2020. The tea was also rated at 3 stars of OCOP products in the second phase of 2020.