Iran currently exports green tea to 17 countries
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jun.1/ Trend F.Karimov/
Iran is currently exporting green tea to 17 countries, green tea producer Yousef Ebrahimi said, the Fars News Agency reported.
Some 2700 tons of green tea leaves are being produced in the country annually, of which 700 tons are exported, he said.
The Iranian green tea is exported mainly to Germany, the UAE, Canada, Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, he noted.
Green tea has over 120 pharmaceutical properties. It is effective in curing cancer, heart attack, high blood pressure, and high fat, he noted.
Some 3,000 tons of tea leaves worth 27 billion rials (some $2.2 million based on the official rate of USD) has been harvested in Iran's northern provinces in the second Iranian calendar month, which began on April 21.
The amount shows a 65 percent increase in comparison to the same period of previous year.
Iran will import 30 million kilograms of tea from India in the next two years.