The Coronavirus Effect on China’s Tea Harvest

South China is known as the Huanan area. This superior tea area spans Guangxi coastal Fujian, and Hainan island. Fujian is the tea producing state by value.

Harvests began Feb. 10 at Gaoxian at Sichuan and on Feb. 20 in southern
Zhejiang (Wenzhou and Lishui).

The China Tea Marketing Association estimates 63.1% of domestic sales are out of green tea; Pu’er teas represent 14 percent of sales; oolong represents 11.1 percent; black tea accounts for 9.9% of sales and white tea for 1.5% with yellowish tea estimated at 0.4% in 2018. The Chinese will beverage 670,000 metric tonnes of tea 2020, for which they will spend $18 billion.

China's Tea Growing Regions
China’s tea growing regions.
The China Tea Circulation Association accounts specialty
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shut down for several days and re-opened Feb. 10.

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The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, which originated from the city of Wuhan, China and is rapidly spreading, is causing logistical havoc in advance of the planet’s most valuable tea harvest.

The last 3 months of February were the first in which the number of patients cured of this disease outnumbered people who contracted Covid-19. It is too soon to announce an end to the tragedy, but progress is evident from China.

Hodge, who leaves tea straight recalled the SARS outbreak. The Chinese learned lessons . “No tea will waste. They are not plucking if they can’t process,” explained Hodge, who praised the Chinese for”making all the
necessary adjustments.”

The size of the issue became evident in early February in the Dounan Flower Market the biggest fresh-cut flower market in Asia, at Kunming. During the period Jan 27 to Feb 5, commerce volume in the market slumped 95% to $61,355 (RMB431,500). Earnings were 4.78% percent compared to the same period in 2019. Dounan sold 6.53 billion cut flowers valued at RMB5.4 billion last year.
Growers earn $64,000 (RMB450,000) per hectare on average selling flowers for $0.20 (RMB1.43) per blossom. One-third of the yearly cut-flower revenue of Yunnan is earned in February, according to deputy director of the Yunnan Provincial Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wang Jihua.

Tea employee in Guangxi Sanjiang County (Photo credit: Xincha)

Jiangbei is China’s smallest tea growing area.
Congested metropolitan areas. Each state, such as Tibet, has reported cases of
Covid-19, however, tea regions had been spared the brunt of this outbreak.

Here’s a sample of this effect in China’s tea producing regions as of February 25: Henan, 1,271 cases, 19 deaths; Guangdong 1,347 cases, 7 deaths; Hainan 168 cases, 5 deaths; Anhui 989 cases and 6 deaths; Zhejiang reported 1,205 cases with 1 death; Jiangxi 934 cases, 1 death, Fujian reported 294 cases with 1 death, Guangxi has 252 cases with 2 deaths, Yunnan reported 174 cases with 2 deaths. (Picture credit: Johns Hopkins University)

CFNA has been forced to postpone three tea

Just how Bad Could It Get?

90% cut transport alternatives throughout the
“Generally speaking, the spread of Covid-19 in tea growing areas is slow, and infections in areas and local outbreaks are relatively rare. Covid-19 cases in different areas such as Enshi and Shennongjia are still attributed to imported cases, and the possibility of spread is comparatively low,” based into Epidemiologist Dr. Liang Wannian, Beijing’s health main. His responses to queries from reporters were posted by the State Council of Information Office at Beijing.
Workers; it’s the result of a national attempt to limit near factories, travel, ban public gatherings and shutdown bus, train, air, and subways to
prevent the virus.


Tea employees in fields and factories don masks and pledge to follow principles of hygiene. On entering public buildings, in Yunnan, residents have to scan an anti-epidemic QR code. (Photo credit: Hunan Daily through Xuanet)

Task of prevention and control, multiple tea-producing areas and companies
across the country also have ordered tea farmers to begin the first batch of
2020 spring tea picking,” according to the institution.

Hubei Province, an important area, stays with 2,563 deaths under lockdown, also 64,789 confirmed cases of this coronavirus. Globally the disease has killed 2,705 with 80,350 cases supported and 27,878 who recovered.
Security reduced productivity.

Secure and sound, which indicates that drinking tea helps strengthen
immunity,” wrote Cai.

Feb. 11, all Yunnan residents should scan a QR code to enter and depart public areas, such as residential complexes, markets, malls, hospitals, and
public transit hubs. “No name, ID or other material is saved,” and
Yunnan promises to ruin the tracking data when the virus is included.

Shown a commitment to fighting this virus by donating money and essential supplies to those affected areas.”

The year’s coronavirus lockdown’s timing could not have been worse, leading to big losses due to a break in the distribution chain as trucks, trains, and flights were suspended.

The plant resumed operations
Feb. 13 as 700 employees were screened for fever, completed and signed a personal
health commitment promising to put on masks, disinfect their hands and periodically
visit one of six health test points. Upon entering the factory, they watched the”Yunnan
Epidemic Prevention
” QR code by using their cell phones, activating a cell phone (WeChat miniature app) that tracks their
motion and warns companies if they have encountered someone who has come down
with the virus.

CFNA is a powerful trade association that operates under the oversight of the Ministry of Commerce of China.
Are not permitted to form groups. While working, they have to maintain a minimum distance of 10 feet.

Being stripped of $144 billion each week, based on China’s Evergrande Think
Tank (as mentioned by Forbes).

“We’re not in picking up yet, therefore the
Provinces grown south of the Yangtze river crosses.  It is named Jiangnan and comprises Hunan provinces, portions of Anhui, and Zhejiang, Jiangxi. It is the largest tea producing area by volume. Hubei province is split with north of Enshi and the Yangtze, south west of the river nearby the Wufeng Mountains. Wuhan is 850 km inland.
Bloomberg Newsweek, China State Council of Information Office, Xinhua, Tea Weekly

During the crisis, general retail sales are
Enshi tea manufacturers are the spot, about 500 km west of Wuhan. Plucking commences on Wufeng Mountain. Enshi is a tea place, one of the few that specializes in green tea. Train and bus service was suspended in January, all 70,000 cinemas from the state were closed, and public parties were prohibited. Only grocery stores, gas stations, drug stores, and hospitals are operating.
Invited to market on the internet and micro-businesses,” advises the Agriculture and
Rural Bureau of Yuzhou District as reported on the Sichuan News Network. Generation of Chuancha at Yuzhou is estimated at 1,800 metric tons valued at greater than $42.5 million (RMB300 million).

Domestic sales by volume are mainly of green tea, but a lot of localities, such as Quimen, Fuzhou, Wuyi, and Fuding (in Fujian province) and Pu’er at Yunnan Province, concentrate in the creation of high-value oolong, white, jasmine, black, white, along with post-fermented teas.
Along with tea and coffee, Yunnan is one of the most important growing regions for cut flowers. Fresh-cut flowers from Yunnan are exported to 46 countries and accounts for 70 percent of this market in the major cities of China. Like tea, picking flowers is time-sensitive, and Valentine’s Day represented a significant but fleeting business prospect.
In the southern-most tea regions where the harvest is just beginning, People Who prune and pluck tea are required to wear masks and
It requires 80 million rural laborers in China to annually produce 2.56 million metric tonnes of mainly green tea on 3 million hectares of land. Their campaign results in half of the planet’s yearly tea production of 5.2 million metric tons.
Hopkins is tracking cases worldwide.

Conventions scheduled for March, and lots of tea fairs, including this International Tea Fair’s spring edition, are being rescheduled.

“In my humble opinion, it is going to be larger than people think,” he explained. It is”ugly” right now, hitting first-quarter corporate earnings, but based on the financial effect of the SARS outbreak in 2003, investors discuss the view there will be”a snapback” at mid-year, ” he explained.

Looking Ahead

The effect thus far is significant in
Approximately 1.9 million metric tons of tea annually, according to the China
Tea Marketing Association. The tea market is valued at $18 billion.

More than 500 million Chinese beverage

“In rural tea country, the actual issue is not the virus; it is the lockdown and logistics. Everybody is local. They don’t have to travel anywhere,” he explained. Hodge expects his very first tea of this year to arrive on schedule in one to two weeks.
Tea plantation acreage has increased appreciably since 2006 with new plantings south of the Yangtze River valley in Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan, and Hubei provinces–the four tea growing regions.
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Setbacks Aren’t due to deaths or illness of tea garden
“When most tea markets Aren’t open, businesses are

“Under the outbreak situation, while performing a great

Virus hasn’t had much effect on trade and the tea production.
Even though it does influence the sales, it is general manageable,” said Cai.

Retail Impact

A mill manager estimated that the increased

This was

Elevation of this lockdown and are just now being revived. Roadblocks prevented villages to cities and bigger cities from accessibility. Tea faces a timeline–processing must start within four
hours after leaves are plucked–but the logistics of transportation
will be the same.

Cai said China’s major tea companies “have
“The outbreak is under control due to the Chinese government’s prevention and control measures,” said Cai. During the lockdown,”Many people worked from home except individuals who are employed in the industries responsible for the supply of requirements. We’ve got full confidence and capability to win this fight against the epidemic,” he explained.

Tea at Southwestern China within the Xinan area is now grown in Guizhou, Yunnan, and Sichuan provinces. The teas are plucked from the portions of this zone bordering Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar in late February.
China’s tea business saw that coming, according