Mae Fah Luang University would like to congratulate the 1×2 Ban Phayaprai Laoma tea factory and the Chart 101 Company, two companies in Chiang Rai province, for winning the Gold Prizes for their tea products in the World Green Tea Competition 2020, held by the World Green Tea Association on 19-20 August in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. The two winning tea products are the Assam green tea, of 1×2 Ban Phayaprai Laoma tea factory, and the Oolong Khao Hang-Ngok tea, of Chart 101 Company.
The Director of MFU’s Tea and Coffee Institute, Asst. Prof. Dr. Piyaporn Chueamchaitrakun stated that all the Tea and Coffee Institute staff members were very pleased and honoured to jointly work with the companies in developing tea products and packaging design for this competition. Asst. Prof. Dr. Piyaporn Chueamchaitrakun added that staff members were proud of being a part of enhancing a competitive advantage of Thai tea, particularly Chiang Rai tea in the global market.
The World Green Tea Contest is a competitive exhibition to propose innovative products that point to the future of green tea. Hundreds of green, oolong and black teas were entered by tea producers from around the world for the competition this year. All entries included samples for evaluation and display.Entry categories include loose leaf, tea bag, granule, beverage and others. The categories for evaluation and scoring include packaging (concept, naming, packaging design and cost performance) and Quality of liquor (brewed aroma and brewed flavour). The awards are Grand Gold Medal, Gold Medal, Packaged Award and Consolation Prize.