Jiangsu boasts tea culture

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-12-16 10:42
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Tea farmers pick yuhua tea leaves in the spring. [Photo/IC]

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Biluochun green tea is a time-honored tea produced from Suzhou city, Jiangsu province. With companion planting, local people let the tea grow with other fruit trees, such as loquat trees and waxberry trees, leaving the tea a special fruit aroma. These kind of curly tea leaves were included as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2011.

Another kind of green tea is yuhua tea originating from Nanjing, Jiangsu province. Every spring, farmers pick up the tender shoots, and after a series of processing steps, yuhua tea comes into the market. This pine needle-like tea leaves boasts a special aroma and flavor. The yuhua tea making craft was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2021.

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