CNCAO NEWS May 18th Beijing Time, Tuo Jianbo is busy at its Chrys Tea booth on the first CTE(China Tea Expo) and his company sells black tea from Sri Lanka. In a tea pot, there was boiling a black tea and the smell of the tea was attracting tourists. It is said that these black teas are from the mountains of Sri Lanka, they are natural pollution-free.
Mr Tuo said that the CTE in Hangzhou is the largest. One hour after the launch, his booth was worth nearly a thousand yuan in retail sales.
At the scene, Shi Hongbin, the Chinese director of Japan Shibata co., LTD, took out a mini teapot from the delicate tea container displayed in the wooden cabinet and dumped it 90°. The little lid shook but didn`t fall out as guessed.
According to Shi Hongbin, these tea machines are made from craftsmen who have worked in Japan for more than 60 years and the spirit of craftsmanship is vividly reflected in them.
In addition to tea, there are also a number of foreign booths selling coffee at the CTE. Marco Ferrero, a man from Guatemala with the beard and the sense of literature and art, was making coffee for tourists attentively. He said that the coffee is the same as tea, it`s also the medium of social peace and progress and he expected to have more cooperation with China.
The first CTE opened in Hangzhou on that day and 47 exhibitors, 20 tea industry representatives for tea industry provinces and 1, 700 domestic and foreign professional businessmen participated in the exhibition. 31 companies from 13 countries, including Italy, Malaysia, Kenya and Indonesia, have participated in the international exhibition.
（中国网记者 杨云寒 见习记者 魏诗盈 综合报道 翻译 耿凯宁）