Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Some Photos from Fujian


A tea field, plowed and ready to plant in the fall. This technique allows microbes to grow before planting.


A manicured tea field in Fujian



Healthy-looking tea fields


The mayor of Gu Ling shows off his town's ISO-standard tea factory



A farm where people are cutting instead of picking tea. They use a small hand cutter to cut off fresh leaves instead of picking them. This keeps the bushes well manicured and is more precise than motorized cutting and faster than hand-picking. However, cutting is not good enough for ultra-high quality tea production.


A roadside lunch. Tea merchants don't always dine like royalty.

1 comment:

Bamboo Forest said...

I would love to be immersed in these fields soaking up the rays of the sun and hopefully growing as the tea trees do.