On April 1, 2021, the geographic indication of the brand “Ruoyang Long Zhen” was released in the Wucheng District, Jinhua. This brand of tea is produced in Ruoyang, Tashi, Xinfan, Shafan and other towns of Wucheng.
The total plantation area is 660 acres with an annual output of 80 tons. Tea pickers from the four towns gathered in Ruoyang to attend a competition in tea picking and drying. In recent years, the local government and the Agriculture and Rural Bureau in the district have fully backed and promoted this tea brand. Last year, they applied for the geographical indication. The success of it not only grants an access into the international market but also increases the competitiveness of the local tea product. (Text and photo by Qian Qiren, translated by Lin Yuqin, edited by Mariam Ayad)