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March 11, 2020 0 Comments iranian-products

There are so many products in Iran؛ such as Iranian saffron, Iranian honey, kinds of flower (rose flower), Iranian caviar, Iranian dates, Iranian carpet, Iranian Chocolate, Iranian fig, Iranian tomato paste, Iranian tea, Iranian watermelon, minerals, decorative stone, chemical products and Handicrafts.

   

History of Iranian Tea

Iran is one of the world’s great tea-drinking nations. There are many stories about how tea was discovered. The history of tea in Iran dates back to the 15th century. Due to the trades with China and India, and also the convenient Silk Road, lots of tea was imported then and Iranians started to substitute tea for coffee. They called it ‘Chai’ just like the word ‘Cha’ that first Chinese used. Iran explorers have written about tea houses, where authorities and rich people gathered and drank tea. The earliest evidence in both cases dates back to the sixteenth century—that is, sometime before either coffee or tea is recorded in any European annuls. First, some farmers in the suburb of Lahijan City started planting tea and it gradually widespread among all people in Gilan City. The specific moist climate of northern part of Iran, which is a mountainous area, can result in harvesting a great type of tea.
     

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 Exports of Iranian tea

There are currently 25,500 hectares of tea plantation in northern Iran. Iran exports tea to India, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Canada, Australia, Spain, the Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Azerbaijan, Iraq, and Afghanistan were among the top destinations for Iranian tea exports Iran exported 16,326 tons of tea worth $19 million to 37 countries in the last Iranian year (March 2018-19), which shows an 11.4% and 2.3% rise in weight and value respectively compared with the previous year. At present, about 200,000 people in Iran have found direct employment in the tea industry. There are 178 related factories across the country.
   

Brew Iranian tea

  • Boil water. Black tea is steeped in boiling hot water.

  • Warm up teapot. Pour 1/2 cup hot water into your teapot and swirl it around to get it warm.

  • Put tea into teapot and add hot water.

  • Cover teapot and steep tea.

  • Strain tea solids and pour hot tea into tea cups.

   

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