West Lake Longjing tea leaves harvested ahead of Qingming Festival

2017-03-18 07:40:19 GMT2017-03-18 15:40:19(Beijing Time) Xinhua English
Aerial view taken on March 18, 2017 shows a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)  Aerial view taken on March 18, 2017 shows a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
Aerial view taken on March 18, 2017 shows farmers picking fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) Aerial view taken on March 18, 2017 shows farmers picking fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
Farmer Zhu Aigen displays fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) Farmer Zhu Aigen displays fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
A farmer displays fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) A farmer displays fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
Tea maker Zheng Wenyou dries fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves at home in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) Tea maker Zheng Wenyou dries fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves at home in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
Photo taken on March 18, 2017 shows a cup of West Lake Longjing tea displayed in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) Photo taken on March 18, 2017 shows a cup of West Lake Longjing tea displayed in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
A farmer picks fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) A farmer picks fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
Farmers pick fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) Farmers pick fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
Farmers pick fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) Farmers pick fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, March 18, 2017. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
Photo taken on March 18, 2017 shows fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) Photo taken on March 18, 2017 shows fresh West Lake Longjing tea leaves in a tea plantation in Meijiawu Village of Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province. West Lake Longjing Tea planters in Hangzhou are busy with their harvest work ahead of the Qingming Festival to produce the Mingqian (literally "pre-Qingming") tea, which are made of the very first tea sprouts in spring and considered to be of high quality. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)
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