Around the Qingming Festival, with fragrant green tea leaves in the mountainous areas of northern Guangdong, it is a good time to pick spring tea.
In various tea gardens in Shixing County, Shaoguan City, the tea trees are competing with each other to sprout. Tea growers and companies have rushed to pick the first batch of spring tea during the farming season, opening up the "tea economy" in the beautiful countryside.
Walking along the ecological organic tea farm called Shi Qian located in Zhudongjing Village, Mashi Town, you can see tea mountains, surrounded by clouds and mist, full of spring. Wearing raincoats and bamboo hats, dozens of workers are competently picking half-an-inch-long new leaves with their fingers gently stroking the tea trees. In their full-loaded tea baskets, the green and plump buds are densely layered, exuding a refreshing fragrance.
Shixing is located in a subtropical monsoon climate, with year-round warm sunshine and abundant rainfall. At present, there are 10 tea enterprises in the county, with a tea planting area of about 6,000 mu. The expected spring tea output is 20 tons. The planted varieties include Jinxuan, Qingxin Oolong, and Jinguanyin. Areas such as Zhudongjing are relatively high in altitude and shrouded in clouds and mist all year round where climate and soil conditions are very suitable for growing tea.