Tea Trade Association of Malaysia
Pertubuhan Perdagangan Teh Malaysia
Aims and Objectives
(1) Strive to defend and promote the sound development of tea trade;
(2) Strive to safeguard members’ legitimate common interests in the tea trade;
(3) Strive to boost the civilised commercial culture and implement the community and social responsibilities.
(The definitions of the emblem are as follows)：
甲﹑红色圆形主体代表本会的团结意愿 (The principal body, red sphere represents the unity determination in the Association)；
乙﹑绿色茶叶图案显示会员们所从事的行业 (The design of green tea leaf signifies the trade in which the members are engaged)；
丙﹑框以红环的白色圆形体表示杯中盛着流传久远的圣洁饮料 (The white sphere with a red rim indicates the cup is filled with holy beverage that has been handed down ages ago)；
丁﹑红色中文“茶”字象征热茶 (The small red-colour Chinese character “ 茶”symbolises hot tea)；
戊﹑红色圆形主体之外围框着的四个均匀红环白底半圆筒状形体标志各阶层人士相聚时的共同饮料 (The four evenly sized white cylindrical frames each with a red rim mounted on the periphery of the red principal body stand for the common drink for people from all walks of life gathering together)。
筹创期间的临时办事处于吉隆坡吉宁街七十一号。本会正式通过成立后，设办事处于吉隆坡吉宁街五十八号安溪会馆。于1956年4月1日，搬迁至火治街三十四号（现路名为Jalan Cheng Lock）惠州会馆三楼为会所。
1970年再次搬至位于21C, Jalan Ipoh Kecil, Kuala Lumpur。4层楼店屋第4楼的自置产业，为配合时代发展步伐再于2000年觅得较理想的地点作为现今的会所，位于1-5-16, Jalan 1/50, Diamond Square, Batu 3½, Off Jalan Gombak, 53000 Kuala Lumpur。
Tea Trade Association of Malaysia, previously known as Tea Merchant's Association Federation of Malaya, was founded in 1955. Some Chinese tea merchants from around Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, initiated its inception then with an objective to solve common problems facing tea traders in safeguarding their interests.
Its initial secretariat prior to inception was at No. 71, Jalan Hang Lekiu, Kuala Lumpur. After its official inception, it had its office at Ann Koal Association's building at No. 58, Jalan Hang Lekiu. On the 1st of April, 1956, it shifted to the second floor of the Fooi Chew Association's building at No. 24, Jalan Cheng Lock. In 1970, it reallocated to its own premises at the 4th floor of a storey building at 21C, Jalan Ipoh Kecil, Kuala Lumpur.
In 2000, to keep abreast with the changing era, it acquired a property at 1-5-16, Jalan 1/50, Diamond Square, Batu 31/2, Off Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, which houses its current secretariat.
To date, the association has a membership of about 100, with members spreading throughout the Peninsular of Malaysia. Its members trade a variety of teas, mainly black tea, Oolong, Liu Pao, Pu'Er and flavoured teas etc. Most of them operate on a family-business basis, inherited tea business from their ancestors, with some exceeding 4 generations.
In 1999, to suit the changing national conditions, the association was renamed as Tea Trade Association of Malaysia from its previous name of the Tea Merchant's Association Federation of Malaya. In terms of administration, it holds a general meeting biyearly in which 27 members are to be elected to serve on an executive committee. The association has been growing from strengths to strengths, so to speak.
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