Intl students experience tea culture in Zhenjiang
International students from Jiangsu University pick tea leaves at a tea plantation in Zhenjiang on April 24. [Photo/IC]
A group of international students from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Somalia, and Cameroon currently studying at Jiangsu University in Zhenjiang visited a local tea garden on April 24, where they learned about and tried their hands at picking and processing spring tea, gaining a deeper understanding of Chinese tea culture.
Tea usually grows on bushes in high mountain fields and is generally harvested in spring.
Chinese people place value on tea that is picked before Tomb Sweeping Day, which usually falls in the first few days of April, as they believe tea leaves are the most tender during this time.
Most Chinese people brew tea every day, as they believe it gives them energy in the morning, relaxes the stomach after meals, and tastes great.
International students from Jiangsu University learn to process spring tea. [Photo/IC]