Tea Buddies, Visitors and Readers,
Do you know what is the annual tea output in Zhaoping Country of Guangsi Zhuang Autonomous Region ? Make a guess before you read further on this article.
Farmers pick summer tea in a tea plantation in Zhaoping County, southwest China, about 200 km south of Guilin on the Hongshichong River. With annual tea production of 7,030 tonnes of tea leaves and value of 705 million yuan. With this weight, there is no surprise for me to note that tea processing is a pillar industries in Zhaoping. On Feb 20, 2013, the farmers in Zhaoping, as photo above, were busy harvesting in some 6,600 hectares of tea plantation.
I have not visited this lovely city and its tea plantation before despite I have made several trips to other parts of China.
I was made to understand that this lovely city is not so popular amongst tourisms because it is not mentioned in the current guide book, but is totally unspoiled. A relatively easy day trip from here is Huangyao. Other sites include a beautiful tea plantation, a peaceful boat ride down the Gui River and a pleasant walk through the small river village of Shang An. The surrounding country-side is exquisite, with beautiful mountains and crystal clear rivers. Go and discover yourself and don't forget to tell us more about its tea in term of its uniqueness and characteristics..
The people were very friendly and quite happy to welcome tourists. This is in line with the city's motto of "Green Zhaoping - ecological Zhaoping - modern Zhaoping"
With this, we wish success to its green project for a betterment of tomorrow.
Before we end, you are encouraged to record down on your diary and remember to make a trip there.
Have a fruitful day everyday,
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