~ New Plantings on Fēng Wù Mountain Tea Plantation

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枫坞茶山的新茶树 Newly planted tea bushes on the Fēng Wù mountain tea plantation. For seven generations Mr. Song’s family has cultivated tea on this mountain. The Song family has retained traditional methods of cultivation, abstaining from chemical fertilizers and pesticides, maintaining the purity of the soil and the healthy biome that surrounds the farm.
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~ Shào Jiā Mountain Tea Plantation – East

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绍家茶山之东 The Shào Jiā mountain tea plantation is a newly constructed organic tea farm tucked into a mountain valley in Zhejiang China.  The terraced construction helps retain water.  The white poles are solar powered bug zappers, modern technological substitutes for chemical pesticides.
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年年种树造林,代代支持绿化 After the Chinese Revolution political slogans became a prominent feature in towns and villages, often painted in large red letters on walls and buildings.  The content of the messages has changed over the years. This slogan was painted to promote environmental consciousness, the root of this village’s social and economic future.
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~ Village at the Foot of Fēng Wù Tea Mountain

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枫坞茶山脚下的村庄 Mr. Song’s family has lived at Fēng Wù mountain for over seven generations. He learned the art of tea cultivation from his grandfather who realized that farmland with healthy soil was the one true inheritance he could pass on to his children. When other farmers adopted new chemical fertilizers and pesticides he resisted out of concern for the unintended consequences, instead maintained these natural and sustainable farming practices long before “organic” became a popular concept.
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~ New Teas Budding in the Spring Mist

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春雾中茶树发嫩芽 The fresh green buds sprouting on the tea bushes are the most highly valued among Chinese tea connoisseurs.  Each season’s first tender leaves are hand picked, dried, and lightly heat-treated to make “Anji White Tea.”  White Tea is the most “raw” of the green tea varieties, being only dried, steamed and straightened.  These raw teas have the most anti-oxidants and also posses allow connoisseurs to enjoy the teas' subtle, clean and natural flavors.
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