Green Tea in Zhejiang
I have posted 20 photos from last year about green tea in Zhejiang. My wife and I attended several green tea meetings, some factories, tea farms, and hiked around the West Lake on our own.
It's fantastic to see a room of green tea drying: http://www.flickr.com/photos/svik7/4751981986/
Or, here is my set:
suxiaoyaJuly 02, 2010, 08:48 AM
Great photos, svik, thanks for sharing!
I really enjoy visiting the tea fields around Hangzhou's West Lake, all those little villages around there are great.
What do you mean by "green tea meetings", out of interest?
svikJuly 02, 2010, 10:54 AM
hi suxiaoya, Glad you enjoyed those. The meetings I attended were organized by districts to mark the first harvest of the tea buds, usually in March or April in Zhejiang. This is the best green tea of the year, so it is a kind of celebration. I was visiting Zhejiang University, so I would sometimes be invited to attend. They also hold national meetings, which are something like professional meetings anywhere, I suppose, with special talks, and trade shows of new equipment.