Tea Board participates at ‘Coffee, Tea, Cacao Russian Expo 2021’ in Moscow

The eighth edition of ‘Coffee, Tea, Cacao Russian Expo 2021’ was held from 11 to 13 March at Music Media Dome in Moscow. This year the expo brought together 170 companies which were exclusively for coffee, tea and cacao.

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The Ceylon Tea stand was officially opened by Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation Prof. M.D. Lamawansa, along with Minister Counsellor Mohamed Anas, Third Secretary (Tea Promotion) Tishan de Silva and Sri Lankan embassy staff.

The ‘Coffee, Tea, Cacao Russian Expo’ is a key industry event for production chain from bean and leaf to cup. It offers exhibition, business practice, educational programs, professional coffee and tea competitions for barista, roasters and tea masters. It can be considered as the largest professional event in Russia and other CIS countries. At one time, in one place, the expo brings together professionals from Russia and other CIS countries and abroad. Addition to the expo annual national qualifying championship – Tea Master Cup (TMC) Russia, one of the most attractive tea-related activities in the country was held within the framework of this expo. The objectives of the event were to generate high tea culture, development of tea professionals, improve the demand for teas in Russia. This year, the Sri Lanka Tea Board received the status of General Sponsor of the Tea Master Cup Russia. The Tea Promotion Unit of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia arranged to fulfill the total requirement of Ceylon Tea for the Tea Master Cup competition by offering more than 15 samples from different Ceylon Tea growing regions under categories of Tea Preparation abd Tea Tasting. The Ambassador was invited for the award ceremony by the organiser and addressed at the event on Ceylon Tea.

Visitors were offered with warm Cup of Ceylon Tea by a Russian tea demonstrator dressed in a Sri Lankan traditional osari.