In this article, we want to introduce you to Power Maw Shan, Green Tea exporter from Myanmar, who will be co-exhibiting at BioFach 2022. BioFach will take place in Nuremberg Germany from the 22nd to the 29th of July this year.
About Power Maw Shan
Power Maw Shan is a tea trading family business which is on the market since 1964. They are originally from Southern Shan state, Pindaya, Myanmar, which is known for growing high quality tea, where cultivation has been taking place for more than a century.
They have been sourcing from more than four hundred organic and conventional farmers while keeping a strong relationship with them. Most of the farmers still work with traditional handmade processing and hand-picking methods, which are a perfect basis for sustainable production.
In 2020, Maw Shan was able to support more than 200 hundreds organic smallholder farmers from 13 villages, providing them trainings on sustainable cultivation, handpicking and pruning, and contributed to sustainability of incomes and market linkages.
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About the Green tea of Power Maw Shan
Maw Shan works closely with farmers from 13 different villages, providing them with training on sustainable cultivation, handpicking and pruning.
Most of their tea bushes are more than 60 years old, and all their teas are handpicked. Their plantations are at an elevation of more than 1,300 metres and their processing meets the standards of high grade quality tea. They focus both on quality and maintaining a strong relationship with smallholder farmers
Maw Shan is one of the first organic certified tea company in Southern Shan state and also one of the first suppliers of organic tea from Myanmar to Germany. They are a founding member of the Myanmar Tea Association. They are certified ISO 9001 for Quality Management and an award winner of the Outstanding Quality Awards, National MSME Award.
Transparency, commitment, gender equality, women empowerment, child labor, ethnical issues and human resources are becoming the strong points of Power Maw Shan, after they became one of the first Myanmar’s EU Organic certified supplier and started exporting organic tea to Germany. In 2019 Maw Shan became the first fair trade company in Myanmar certified by EcoCert Fair For Life.
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