Some Photos from Fujian

A tea field, plowed and ready to plant in the fall. This technique allows microbes to grow before planting.

A manicured tea field in Fujian

Healthy-looking tea fields

The mayor of Gu Ling shows off his town's ISO-standard tea factory

A farm where people are cutting instead of picking tea. They use a small hand cutter to cut off fresh leaves instead of picking them. This keeps the bushes well manicured and is more precise than motorized cutting and faster than hand-picking. However, cutting is not good enough for ultra-high quality tea production.

A roadside lunch. Tea merchants don't always dine like royalty.