Sabah Tea

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Sabah Tea Sdn Bhd
TypePrivate Limited Company
IndustryTea
Founded1973; 49 years ago (1973) in Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia
HeadquartersSedco Industrial Estate, ,
Malaysia[1]
OwnersSabah Tea Sdn Bhd and Desa Tea Sdn Bhd (member of the Yee Lee Corporation Bhd)[2]
Websitewww.sabahtea.com.my

Sabah Tea Sdn Bhd (doing business as Sabah Tea) is the main tea company in the state of Sabah, Malaysia since 1973. Originally owned by Sabah Tea Sdn Bhd and Desa Tea Sdn Bhd, it is the largest tea producer in Borneo,[3] with both domestic and international distribution especially after became part of the Yee Lee Corporation Bhd who increase the export both in locals and internationally.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Nalapak tea farm signboard in Ranau.

In 1976, the Sabah state government has gazetted a 6,200 acres of land in Kg Nalapak, Ranau to Rural Development Co-operation (Koperasi Pembangunan Desa) (KPD). The land was then converted into tea farm and on 26 April 1978, the farm was incorporated into the Sabah Tea Sdn Bhd with a subsidy from KPD to manage and operate.[3] The farm opening was officiated by the Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on 19 February 1984. In 1987, the management of the Sabah Tea has unite with British company, Tate & Lyle and the Commonwealth Development Corporation to reduce the financial burden on the government.[3] Following the unification, Sabah Tea can contribute to the government in the farming industry as a measure of competitiveness with other tea plantation. However, since 1997, Yee Lee Corporation Bhd has taken the total share of Sabah Tea Sdn Bhd and Desa Tea Sdn Bhd, a company from West Malaysia of Ipoh, Perak that specialise in the manufacturing, export and sale of products on both local and international level.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SABAH TEA – The 100% Pesticide Free Tea". Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation. Archived from the original on 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Tea Plantation". Yee Lee Group. Archived from the original on 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "T Collectors Magazine 39 – Saba Tea Company (Sabah Tea)" (PDF). TeaBag Online Netherlands. February 2013. pp. 11/21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.

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