Picking season for Longjing tea approaching
A worker picks tea leaves at a tea plantation in Longjing village of Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, March 17. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]
Hangzhou is a major production region of China's Longjing tea. Also known as West Lake Dragon Well tea, it is a variety of green tea from Hangzhou. It has topped the list of the ten most famous teas in China and is characterized by its green color, delicate aroma, mellow taste and beautiful shape.
March is the traditional picking season for Longjing. It is said that this year's peak season will begin on March 20.