Do you know that Indonesia is the seventh-largest tea producing country in the world? Therefore, Indonesia has a good deal of international tea importers. So, how to import tea from Indonesia?
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Export and Import Tea in Indonesia
Generally, there are two types of tea to export in Indonesia. Such as green tea (HS code 09021010, 09021090, 09022010, and 09022090) and black tea (HS code 09023010, 09023090, 09024010, and 09024090).
As for Export, Indonesia recorded 55 countries as their destination countries in 2019. The top 5 are Malaysia, Russia, United States, Pakistan, and China.
Besides that, BPS (Indonesian Central Bureau of Statistic) also recorded the imports of tea from Indonesia from international tea importers. In 2019, there were 41 countries of tea suppliers in Indonesia.
The top 5 of tea importers countries to Indonesia were Vietnam, Kenya, Thailand, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
Kinds of Tea in Indonesia
As the seventh-largest tea producing country in the world, Indonesia definitely has many variants of tea. Below, we list several famous kinds of teas internationally imported.
1. Black Tea
Black tea (or red tea) is the most popular and widely produced type of tea in Indonesia. It refers to its dark, reddish color that is derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The caffeine content of black tea is quite high.
It also has a clear color, not thick, and a rather earthy taste. Also, the shape of black tea from Indonesia is rounder than black tea from other countries.
Another type of tea that is familiar in Indonesia is green tea. Both black and green tea are made from the same type of tea leaves. However, green tea is not dried and fermented like black tea. Also, the caffeine content of green tea is usually lower than that of black tea.
3. Oolong Tea
Although it is not popular among local tea connoisseurs, oolong tea has been produced in Indonesia for a long time. Oolong tea is green tea that has undergone an oxidation process but has not yet become black tea. It tastes bitter, but leaves a slight sweetness after swallowing.
4. White Tea
White tea is touted as the most expensive type of tea in Indonesia. This is because of the limited production quantity and the health benefits that surpass those of black and green tea. Compared to other types of tea, the caffeine content in white tea is lower, while the antioxidant content is the highest.
5. Jasmine Tea
Next to black tea, jasmine tea is the second most popular type of tea among Indonesians. Actually, jasmine tea is the result of blending jasmine flowers with green tea. Although its similarities to black tea, Indonesian jasmine tea has the characteristics of a thicker consistency, like oolong tea.
6. Aro Wood Tea
Kayu Aro Tea is a type of black tea produced at Kayu Aro Plantation, foot of Mount Kerinci, Jambi. At present, Kayu Aro tea is exported mainly to European countries and Middle Eastern.
How to Import Tea from Indonesia?
In order to import tea from Indonesia, whether import it by yourself through international tea importers, or using Importer of Record (IoR) service, make sure to check these things first below.
1. Check the HS Code
2. Calculate Taxes and Duty
Inside HS Code, usually you will find the taxes and duty details.
3. Prepare Additional Documents
Aside from taxes and duty, you can also find the details of additional documents you must submit inside HS Code.
Buy Tea from International Tea Importers
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