I have the impression that Guizhou is mysterious and distant. In recent years, I have seen many articles on the Internet, always comparing Guizhou Province, Guiyang City, the capital of the province, with my hometown of Shanxi Province, Taiyuan City, the capital of the province, two equally less developed provinces, and both are mainland provinces, the economic scale and population are very close to each other.
What comes to your mind when you think of Guizhou? The first thing that comes to mind should be Guizhou Maotai, the site of the Zunyi Conference, Huangguoshu Waterfall, Fanjing Mountain, Libo Small Seven Holes, Thousand Miaozhai, and the world famous food Lao Ganma, sour soup hot pot ......, etc.! Too many too many to count, these are familiar with the famous attractions and food, but today I tell you about this thing, you may know very little, this is Guizhou "tea", is my trip to Guizhou is the most impressive, but also an unexpected pleasure, to Guizhou before I personally, never I have never heard of tea in Guizhou, and did not drink tea in Guizhou!
I remember going to Guizhou in May 19, because the road is far, "Taiyuan ~ Guiyang" more than 1700 kilometers, this time tight a person driving a car is not safe, there is no choice but to take the plane to go, generally can drive or have a train I am not willing to take the plane, this is the second time in my life, I have an inexplicable fear of flying, this trip to Guizhou a total of seven days, time is a little tight but I was impressed, Huangguoshu Waterfall, Libo small seven holes, Xijiang thousand households Miaozhai, Fanjing Mountain, Zunyi site, and other essential scenic spots are played, the whole trip is easy and pleasant, Guizhou side tickets, meals, transportation ......, etc., prices compared to other developed provinces is very cheap, the landscape is also particularly beautiful.
Today's focus is the tea in Guizhou, in my Guizhou trip to visit almost when a local restaurant owner suggested to me, go to his hometown of Meitan County to see, said there is China's largest tea mountain tea sea, how beautiful how spectacular ......, said a particularly beautiful, I am a little skeptical, because I am a northerners, the tea understanding Not much, in my impression of Fujian white tea, Wuyishan rock tea Da Hong Pao and Jiangsu and Zhejiang West Lake Longjing, as well as Anhui Huangshan Mao Feng, Xinyang Mao Jian, Anxi Tieguanyin, Dongting Biluochun ...... and so on, I have heard of, only Guizhou tea I do not understand, this rare opportunity must go to visit to understand.
After visiting the Zunyi meeting site, in Zunyi City Zhongzhuang passenger station to take a bus to Maitan County, the ticket 30 yuan, about an hour's drive, in the county to find a cheap hotel, settle down after wandering in the county, a long way to see a huge teapot stands at the top of the mountain, too big and spectacular ah! Than a lot of tall buildings are much higher, rushed to explore the situation.
This is a landmark building in Maektan County, the base is 25 meters high plus the total height of the teapot is 73 meters, more than a dozen stories high, it's spectacular!
This scenic spot is free, but if you go inside the pot to the top of the pot to get a bird's-eye view of the entire county requires 48 yuan admission, the elevator on the base platform costs 10 yuan, or you can choose not to spend money to walk up. I did not visit the pot, because I think the county has nothing to see, are some buildings are not worth seeing, but this big pot really shocked me haha!
The next morning we came to the tea sea scenic area, which is China's largest tea sea, the ticket 30 yuan, the scene in front of us is really spectacular, an endless sea of tea, too beautiful to take photos can be wallpaper, the
"Good mountains and good water out of good tea" is the consensus, but Guizhou, in addition to "Duyun Mao Jian", it seems that not many tea can be known to others, in the end why? I also consulted a lot of information, there are probably the following points
(1) publicity is not enough: tea as a consumer product must be hype or storytelling, just like Yunnan Pu'er tea, Guizhou tea publicity is almost rarely seen, like a young girl raised in a deep boudoir, and finally most Guizhou tea are given a dowry.
(2) the lack of leading tea brands: Duyun Mao Jian was once selected as one of the top ten famous tea, but the brand awareness is not strong and the production is not enough, so Guizhou tea has not formed a climate.
(3) traffic inconvenience: so that outsiders do not have a high awareness of Guizhou tea, Guizhou is located in the remote, mountainous and mountainous road conditions are particularly poor, since ancient times, the traffic is not developed, therefore resulting in Guizhou tea is not well known.
(4) Processing technology still needs to be improved. Guizhou mainly produces green tea, accounting for 60% of China's green tea market, Qing tea is good but the processing technology is backward, many are still in a relatively primitive stage, most Guizhou tea is taken away by other large tea areas, processing and production into their own brands, Guizhou tea is therefore like doing OEM for others, resulting in many people drink Guizhou tea, but itself is not known.
This trip to Meitan, tasted all even Mao Jian, Zunyi red, Zhengde Bird's Tongue and Meitan Cuibao, it can be said that the taste of these teas is not inferior to the tea of some excellent tea producing areas in China, but for various reasons leading to the tea of Guizhou is not much known to everyone, but I hope that the tea of Guizhou, like the wine of Guizhou will be known nationwide in the future.
Guizhou is the kingdom of mountains, and also the kingdom of tea. The tea planting area is more than seven million mu, ranking the first in the country, which is simply unimaginable before coming to Guizhou.
Looking at the green sea of tea and breathing the fresh air here makes people feel relaxed and happy, and makes the trip worthwhile.