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Celebrating Women-Led Tea Farms for International Women’s Day 2021

By The Loop HK Contributor| March 6th, 2021

Story by Mel Patching Gender discrimination is still, unfortunately, a reality in many industries, including the tea industry. While the prevalence of female tea masters, shop owners and tea producers may lead you to believe that the industry enjoys a good balance of genders, research shows that for the majority of tea farms, the more strenuous jobs are given to women, who often work longer hours than their male counterparts. In spite of women’s high involvement in tea farming, they still experience discrimination in all aspects, including land ownership and the control of and access to benefits and profits. We spoke with Nana Chan, founder of Hong Kong’s well-loved tea houses teakha and Plantation, who..