Yang Qing

tea farmer

How long have you been growing tea and what got your started?
I have worked with tea for more than 35 years. I was born in a tea town, so I wanted to work in the tea area.

Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
Normally I work from 8 in the morning to 4pm in the afternoon. I pick up the tea leaves in the morning and do a little job in the factory in the afternoon.

What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I like plucking in the beautiful mountains. I like my hometown, there are lots of mountains. It is beautiful.

Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
I am getting old and my knees are not very good. So sometimes when I climb the mountains I feel uncomfortable. But I don't want to give up plucking.

Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
I suggest using glass teapot or porcelain gaiwan. Do not brew too long. It is good to drink this tea after meals, which can reduce fat and is good for the stomach.

photo of gong ting puerh
Yang Qing's
gong ting puerh
Silky, smooth, mellow, sweet, hints of anise, mineral, and plum.