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Shifeng Mountain – the Cradle of Famous Longjing Tea

by Brooke Davis April 22, 2016

Shifeng Mountain – the Cradle of Famous Longjing Tea

Here, every house has a house number, we stopped at the door #40 for a few minutes and chatted with the hostess about the new teas.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Pictures from the scene showed the whole traditional process of tea-making, presented by the local tea farmers.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

We have once reported a news of Hangzhou’s long jing tea trees being fried by high temperature in 2013’s summer. The disaster made us and many tea lovers worried about 2014’s spring tea.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

However, by arriving at the tea garden, we surprisingly found a large areas of green tea trees thrived so well as in former years. The fresh green view of spring fairly ease our worries.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

On March 25, the warm sunshine of yesterday didn’t come out this morning. Instead it is drizzling. Rain drops fell on the tea leaves, revealing a more vivid view of life.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Longing village NO.239

 

Ms.liu ,the hostess of this house , received us with great enthusiasm. He showed us the tools by which they make good teas with traditional skills, which handed down from generation to generation in this small village. Those tools are very common in this place, all hand-maded.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Then, she invited us to a small room where some teas were being processed.

Fresh leaves just picked from the tea trees.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

The tea maker is feeling the pan's temperature.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

A quick pan-frying fixation.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

A great cup of Mingqian longing tea can produce a kind of sweet, fresh aroma, with clean and well-balanced aftertaste.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Mrs.liu led us to the local tea garden.
Longing village- the modern Agricultural Demonstration park of Hangzhou. And now this is the first-grade Nature Reserve for the dragon well tea, which covers an area of 798 mu((52hectares), established by Hangzhou Municipal Government.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

It’s a great day. Some local farmers are busy with picking tea leaves in this tea garden.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

this tea garden are situated on those small mountains ,mostly of them have an altitude of 300m above sea level.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Delicate tea buds are ready for picking.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

The sunshine interchanges with periods of light rain, A light rain began to fall. This is the best time for picking, after putting on raincoat, these farmers continued to their work.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Tea farmers are picking the leaves in the drizzling rain.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

The lush tea trees on the mountain bespeak that the good harvest of this year’s spring tea is not far off.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Delicate tea buds mixed with spring drizzling rain indicated a good harvest this year.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

This mountain is not far from city , about 20km from city, but the vegetation coverage here is very high.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

As the sun was setting under a golden sky, those farmers decided to return to home.
With fresh tea leaves in their baskets carried on their shoulders, they chatted with on another,
Laughing and exciting.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Although the quantity of output of tea is utterly slow . After one busy day, every skilled farmer can only collect about an half basket of tea leaves showed in this picture.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Finally we arrived at the old royal tea garden where Mrs. liu presented us more information about this place.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

A pond of clear water. All tea trees depend on this pool for irrigation.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Today, we had the honor of seeing the legendary well. All legends about Longing tea is related to this well which you can see in this picture.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

You can see many historical relics here.
Attracted by the well-known longing tea here ,Qianlong ,the emperor of Qing dynasty, visited here 200 years ago with his special purpose of looking for good teas.

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Old dragon well

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

Royal dragon well

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

shifeng mountain longjing tea garden

It’s like the cloud and mist are rising. This is the location of the legendary eighteen tea trees.




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