A tea town infused with prosperity

(China Daily)

Updated: 2020-08-23

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A tea plantation in Daning village, Liubao town. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Fried, rolled and withered. Loose green leaves turn dark as the lingering aroma of tea spills from heated pots, filling the air of a workshop in the mountainous village of Tangping.

The process may look easy to a layperson but the ideal conditions such as timing and temperature are controlled by tea growers that take years if not decades of experience.

Wei Jiequn, 62, is a fourth-generation tea cultivator and resident of Tangping, which is located in Liubao town in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region's Wuzhou city.

"Tea sustains my inner peace. When you are in a good mood, the tea you make will be tasty. If you lose your temper, the flavor will change," says Wei.

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