China Hangzhou Longjing Tea


A Chinese tea-server dressed in traditional clothes works beside a... News PhotoChina - East Asia,Clothing,Cultures,Hangzhou,Horizontal,Human Interest,Leisure Activity,Lifestyles,Statue,Tai Chi,Tea Room,WorkingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Hong WuHANGZHOU, CHINA - APRIL 01: A Chinese tea-server dressed in traditional clothes works beside a statue of Lu Yu, who was respected as Tea Sage for his contribution to Chinese tea culture, at TaiJi teahouse on April 01, 2012 in Hangzhou, China. Longjing is a green-tea, often called Dragon Well tea. The tea is typically picked by hand, and is of a high quality, earning the title of China Famous Tea. The Longjing tea begins to pluck before Chinese traditional Qingming Festival, the 15th day from the Spring Equinox or usually occurring around April 5. Many Chinese migrant workers from Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi and other neighboring provices have been employed with 80 RMB yuan(US$12.68) to 120 RMB yuan(US$ 19.03) per day to pluck fresh Longjing tea leaves for villagers in many Longjing tea production villages in the outskirts of Hangzhou. The price of Longjing tea rose in recent years which aims to become to luxury goods. A high-end Longjing tea in Hangzhou sold for 50,000 RMB yuan(US$ 7930) half a kilo in 2012, the price rose 70 times in the last 12 years. (Photo by Hong Wu/Getty Images)