The event at Khan Shatyr Complex, Astana, was quite successful, with over 5,000 people visiting. Tea tasting sessions for the public were held, along with shows of Indian dance and Bollywood music.
The event at the MEGA Shopping Complex, Almaty, saw over 3,000 people visiting. Tea tasting sessions were held as a part of the festival at Almaty as well.
A conference on Indian tea was held at Hotel Intercontinental in Almaty on August 15, where a discussion took place on the opportunities and problems of Indian tea being traded in Kazakhstan.
MGVK Bhanu, Chairman of the Tea Board of India, gave a speech on tea from India at the conference, which was widely attended by luminaries from the tea trade in Kazakhstan. Ramaz Chanturya, General Director of Association Russteacoffee, delivered the keynote address at the conference. After Russia,
Kazakhstan is the second largest importer of tea among the Commonwealth of Independent States. India is the largest supplier of tea to Kazakhstan, occupying nearly 40.9 percent of the market there. Kazakhstan imported 11.69 million kg of tea from India in the year 2010.
Source: The Times of India