By Meltem Yilmaz
TRABZON, Turkey (AA) – Germany was the top importer of Turkish tea, purchasing 128 tons in the first eight months of this year.
Turkey earned $770,000 through tea exports to Germany from January to August, according to the data compiled by Anadolu Agency.
Follow the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus ($634,000) and the U.S. ($576,000).
Overall, Turkey exported nearly 1,439 tons of Turkish tea to 96 countries worth $5.7 million.
Saban Turgut, deputy chairman of the Eastern Black Sea Exporters Association (DKIB), said the volume of tea exports grew thanks to the increase in brand recognition and promotional activities abroad.
Turgut added that tourism contributed positively to tea exports.
"We received significant demands from the Middle Eastern countries due to the higher number of tourists," Turgut said.