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Tea hills in Cau Dat village

Away 22km to the southeast from the center of Dalat city, a famous region of tea planted in 1927 by Cau Dat Tea - Da Lat JSC with the original name was the Department Cau Dat – Xuan Truong Tea, "L'Arbre Broye". Over many historical periods and over several generations by the French director of the organization planting, harvesting and management since its establishment, so far taste " tasted sweet" characteristic of the tea plant on Cau Dat soil over 80 years as more charming and pure. Because it is on 1.650m altitude climate and soil of the Cau Dat are suitable for tea; content of crystalline substances in tea leaves is very high, create a tasty flavor.
 


The milestones

  • 1927: The French owner of the establishment Cau Dat tea. The area of tea cultivation and exploitation of 600 hectares.
  • 1960-1975: The U.S. merchant Cau Dat tea Management Department.
  • 1975-2005: Under Lam Dong Tea Company.
  • 2-2005 Month: Change to Cau Dat Tea - Da Lat JSC. The present area for tea growing is reduced to 230 hectares, of which 200 hectares TB14 green tea, black tea (OTD), 30 hectares of Taiwan Oolong tea varieties.

According to the introduction of tea Cầu Đât JSC, the machines from Marshall's Tea Machinery Company Ltd. Established in the UK on 21-2-1934 (company no longer exists since 1975) still in Cầu Đất JSC company. Two machines in Cau Dat Tea Factory by Marshall's Tea Machinery Ltd. tea production machine (double action Rollers tea) and tea dryer (dryer quality tea). In good preserved condition so far over the 60 years of operation, these machines still work very effectively.
 


The Hill tea of Cau Dat is now popular for travellers. But, it's better to visit in the harvest season, when you can enjoy the entire beauty of the scenery

 


 


 

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