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Xihu Longjing tea harvest season begins

2012-04-05 12:36:44 GMT2012-04-05 20:36:44(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Workers pick Xihu Longjing tea leaves on a plantation near the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, April 5, 2012.(Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Workers carry harvested Xihu Longjing tea leaves to a workshop, where the tea leaves are roasted, on a plantation near the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, April 5, 2012.(Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

A worker picks Xihu Longjing tea leaves on a plantation near the West Lake in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, April 5, 2012.(Xinhua/Huang Zongzhi)

Harvest of the Xihu Longjing tea, considered the most authentic of all Longjing varieties, will be carried out in full swing starting from Thursday, said authorities in charge of the West Lake and its peripheries, where the Xihu variety is produced.

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