Wang Li Zhen

tea farmer

How long have you been growing tea and what got your started?
I started to work in tea when I was 22. Tai lake is the pi luo chun area and lots of people are working in tea. So I also do the same.

Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
I go out to pluck around 7am in the morning. Normally I will finish around 1pm. Then I take a rest and bring my fresh tea leaves to the primary factory. Sometimes I will also work a little bit in the factory.

What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I like plucking the fresh tea buds and leaves. The smell is very pleasant.

Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
Sometimes I need to work in the afternoon in the primary factory to help picking out the impurity substance. It is harder and more boring than plucking because I need to be very careful.

Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
Suggest to use a glass cup with hot spring water of 80-85 degrees.

photo of tai lake pi luo chun
Wang Li Zhen's
tai lake pi luo chun
Light and crisp floral notes, with hints of sweet pea flowers.