An agronomist from Fujian province has successfully introduced a type of tea with a rich aroma, from which various kinds of processed teas can be produced, at the world’s highest tea farm in the Tibet autonomous region.
Last year, Yang Ruxing, a 52-year-old expert from the Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, introduced 11 Fujian tea varieties from the species, including jinmudan and huangmeigui, to the Yigong Tea Plantation in Nyingchi’s Bomi county.
“Oolong tea, a traditional tea with a distinctive flavor, is grown in Fujian and sells well nationally. We tried to grow it in other places, including Tibet, which mainly produces green and black tea,” Yang said.
The new introduction fills a gap in Tibet’s tea production and can be used to make different kinds of tea, including oolong, green, and white tea with added floral and fruit flavors…