In the first month of the Ox Year, when people are still immersed in the joy of the Spring Festival, the tea farmers in Cili county were already busy in picking tea leaves and making tea.
Since the Spring Festival, it’s been sunny in Cili, with the temperature rising, which is higher than that of the same period in previous years. The various species of tea before the Qingming Festival saw the arrival of the picking time over 20 days earlier than the same period last year. Tea farmers who are busy picking tea leaves can earn an income of more than 100 yuan, as the current purchase price of fresh tea leaves is about 120 yuan per kilogram.
The County Agriculture and Rural Bureau sent technicians to go to the tea farms to get informed of the production situation, guide tea production, and discuss the industrial development plan with professional cooperatives. In addition, they also organized insurance claims for the dead seedlings due to barren land, untimely cultivation and management, and early freezing damage on the mountains.
The tea in Cili county is fragrant, fresh, and rich in organic matters. The county has developed 58,800 mu (about 969 acres ) of tea and has a picking area of 42,000 mu (about 6919 acres ). The annual production of famous and high-quality tea is about 90 tons, with an output value of more than 50 million yuan.