Women picking spring tea in tea garden, Yunnan
It’s really interesting to watch the cloud in Yunnan. Here, the sky is transparent and blue. Clouds in Yunnan are mostly adorned with the entire sky, and the wind blows them to change flight direction. They float in the sky in a group, like the cream on the cake.
There are pure rivers and vibrant green trees here.
A corner of the Dai village
Dai women, Lum Luna, 34 years old, she and her friends are picking spring tea in a tea garden, Yunnan.During picking tea, the Dai women sang the local folk songs, and the valley were surrounded by songs, with rising fog and birds sound, it seems they enjoy the picking tea works and happy.
She is seriously picking tea leaves
Tea picking pays attention to "one bud and two leaves", this is standard.
Lum Luna is skilled in tea picking and can pick up about 30 pounds of tea a day.
After picking tea, she will hand over tea to the tea factory to make tea.
Fresh tea leaves are manually sorted according to different standards for making tea.
Fresh tea leaves sunbathing to wilted.
The production of Pu-Erh Teas have a set of standard procedures. After harvesting, the fresh tea leaf is wilted, fried, softened and dried to make tan tea.
The next step is to fry tea leaf by hand. This is a dangerous technical activity. If you don't handle it, it will burn your palm. Workers and masters skillfully fry roll tea on huge iron pot.
Skilled tea workers manual hand roll and soften tea leaf.
Strength and measurement are the most important. This is definitely a technical work. Without a few years of hard work.
Dried under the sun naturally, organic matter and active substances in tea are preserved to the utmost extent.
Dried tea is steamed at a high temperature and pressed with a traditional stone mill or a mold tool.
Black tea also needs to be fermented and baked. But the fresh tea leaf as a raw material is the same.
Although finished pu-erh teas and Yunnan black tea taste and aroma is different, for those who love tea, to tasting different tea is also a good experience and enjoyment.
More detail for Yunnan black tea story......