~ 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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~ Dragon Well Tea Drying on Wood Tray

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龙井茶叶在簸箕上晒干 Dragon Well Tea or Lóngjǐng Tea has been recognized as one of China’s finest tea varieties since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Two key steps in preparing Lóngjǐng tea are the careful selection of the tea leaves followed their air drying on a bamboo mat.   After this the more complex process of roasting the leaves begins.  Traditionally this was performed by hand by a tea master using up to a dozen different specialized hand movements that to flatten, fluff, rotate and squeeze the leaves, often in a process of repeated roasts, until the desired aroma, color, form and flavor was achieved....
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