Pickers harvest tea as tourism rebounds in Anhui

Updated:Apr 14,2020 09:41 AM chinadaily.com.cn

Farmers harvest tea on April 12, 2020, in Jingxian county, Anhui province. [Photo by Zhu Lixin/chinadaily.com.cn]

A harvest festival for green tea was held on Sunday in Jingxian county, Anhui province, to boost the tea trade and tourism.

The festival, in its 9th consecutive year, livestreamed its opening ceremonies for the first time.

The tea harvest usually lasts through April and requires intense manual labor. Most of the workers come from non-production areas. Each worker can pick about 2 kg of fresh tea leaves per day. That yields only 500 grams of dried leaves as final product, according to local farmers.


A verdant tea field in Jingxian county, Anhui province, is one of many. [Photo by Zhu Lixin/chinadaily.com.cn]


Farmers harvest tea on April 12, 2020, in Jingxian county, Anhui province. [Photo by Zhu Lixin/chinadaily.com.cn]


A group of farmers work at a tea farm to harvest tea leaves on April 12, 2020 in Jingxian county, Anhui province. [Photo by Zhu Lixin/chinadaily.com.cn]