Autumn begins in China. It's time to harvest wild tea trees in Dabieshan 大別山 in western Anhui. Here is the original production site of the famous yellow tea Huo Shan Huang Ya 霍山黃芽..
Farmer Zhang Lan Ying left home very early in the morning. She went to the mountains where a wild tea tree grows in the forest. She has to know where to go, the tea trees are hidden among the normal forest cover, and the average tourist probably wouldn't even think of walking among the tea trees. Some of them are several meters high.
When picking wild tea, more mature tea leaves are collected than those from a regular tea garden. Because this is a very rare material, it is necessary to utilize every single leaf. Plus the process of collecting enough leaves is not simple at all.
From early morning until afternoon, she plucked around three kilos of fresh tea leaves. She is very tired. Fortunately, there is spring water in many places in the mountains. She can drink clean water and rest anytime she needs.
The collected tea leaves will be used to make the best quality yellow tea Huo Shan Huang Ya 霍山黃芽. Wild tea does not grow as fast as tea in a tea garden, so it is not possible to harvest leaves too often. For a few kilograms, it is necessary to browse an area of several tens of square kilometers, often deep in the forest. Wild tea has a strong floral scent, very strong cha qi and great added value for the human body and mind.