Java Preanger, the Best Tea from Indonesia
Tea is one of the most consumed drinks in the world. Tea is thought to originate in China where tea has been consumed for thousands of years. Around the 16th century, when the Portuguese expanded their power, these drinks were imported into Europe and soon became popular so that the Portuguese and the Dutch decided to establish large-scale tea plantations in their tropical colonies. Tea commodities contributed to the economy national. Data shows tea exports increased by 1% from Rp 1.51 trillion in 2016 to Rp 1.53 trillion in 2017, and until September 2018, the contribution of tea exports has reached Rp1.23 trillion. Currently only one Indonesian tea product has competitiveness. the best is Teh Java Preanger, which has received Geographical Indication (IG) certification in 2015. Teh Java Preanger is a tea product from West Java known in the international market. Russia, Malaysia and Pakistan are the biggest export destination countries. In the future, it is expected that other Indonesian teas that are IG certified and have quality in accordance with market demand will emerge.