Meitan County, Zunyi, Guizhou Province: Small Tea Makes Great Achievements

Meitan County, Zunyi, Guizhou Province: Small Tea Makes Great Achievements

In winter, when you look at the Chashan Mountain in Meitan County, tea gardens are laid out between Shan Ye, and the endless sea of tea is lush, and the tea fragrance is like a paradise.

In Longfeng Village, Xinglong Town, this county, a vast and continuous sea of tea spreads out, with warm mist, lush green and tea fragrance. Where the green waves meet the blue sky, the houses in northern Guizhou are dotted with them, just like a beautiful landscape painting.

Longfeng Village is located in the southeast of Xinglong Town, 12 kilometers away from the county seat. It is understood that before 2002, the per capita disposable income of Longfeng Village was less than that of 1000 yuan, and it was a third-class poverty-stricken village at the provincial level. Through industrial development, new rural construction, poverty alleviation and rural revitalization … In 2023, the per capita disposable income reached 21,900 yuan, and the family car ownership rate reached ninety-seven percent.

What makes the economy of this village develop so fast? The answer is: tea.

Not far away, the drone flew slowly in the air, spraying and protecting the tea trees in Manshan. "Not picking tea in winter is an important opportunity for tea garden management. Today, we arranged three drones to spray pesticides, which is expected to complete the spraying work of 1,000 mu of tea garden. " Du Yuanchao, a technician of Luohuatun Tea Professional Cooperative in Meitan County, said.

Longfeng Village, based on professional cooperatives, implemented unified prevention and control over tea gardens, which played a certain role in ensuring tea quality and further promoted the development of local economy.

"Since the development of the tea industry, the number of migrants in the village has increased. The village has opened a local product store, set up a homestay and set up a company … and swelled the villagers’ money bags." Wu Rongming, secretary of the General Party Branch of Longfeng Village, introduced.

"We are here for a few days. The scenery, farmhouse meals and hot springs here are all attractive to us." Tourist Mr. Zhou said.

By building hot springs, water parks and bonsai gardens, Longfeng Village has continuously improved tourism facilities, carried out research, training, tea experience and other activities, promoted the integration of tea and tourism, and created beautiful countryside with "seeing mountains, water and remembering homesickness".

Up to now, there are 826 residential buildings in northern Guizhou in Longfeng Village, with an area of 7,000 mu of tea gardens, 7.8 mu per household and 2.33 mu per capita, and 28 tea processing plants.

"Many foreign merchants come here to develop because they have taken a fancy to the quality of tea and the good ecological environment. Beautiful Tea Garden Company rented my house of about 800 square meters for the production of agricultural products such as tea and preserved eggs. In addition to the annual rental income of 20,000 yuan, I also have 10% of the company’s daily turnover. " Wu Rongming said that through the development of the tea industry, many merchants are attracted to come and effectively promote the local economic development.

Since 2015, Longfeng Village has introduced 11 enterprises including Qunfeng Tea House and Beautiful Tea Garden, with a total investment of more than 800 million yuan. In Xiong ‘an, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other places, there are operation centers built by enterprises attracting investment from Longfeng Village, which will better promote tea culture, tea brands and tea ecology.

Talking about the future development, Wu Rongming pointed to the tourist reception center under construction, saying that it will continue to promote the development of rural tourism based on the tea industry, form a sustainable and diversified industry, make the countryside more livable and the industry more prosperous, and further promote the income of villagers.(Mou Shaoli, Chen Xinghui)


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