On the 9th, affected by the cyclone and cold air of the […]
On the 9th, affected by the cyclone and cold air of the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River, the temperature in many places in Zhejiang fell. Dramatic cooling will also affect the growth of Hangzhou West Lake Longjing tea. Many tea farmers admit that the production of rain tea in West Lake Longjing Valley will decrease and the price will rise accordingly.
At 17 o'clock on the 9th, the Zhejiang Meteorological Observatory issued a strong weather notification. The provinces of Huzhou, Jiaxing, Hangzhou, and northern Shaoxing have experienced a wide range of 8-11 thunderstorms and strong winds in some areas with short-term heavy rainfall of 20-40mm/h. In some parts of the province, the temperature dropped from 30 °C to 10 °C, and the cooling rate exceeded 20 °C.
Longwu Tea Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou is known as the “Wandan Tea Township”. It is mainly composed of group species and Longjing 43 which wins with fragrance. It is reported that the weather-affected tea varieties are mainly based on the populations mined in early April, and Longjing No. 43 has basically finished picking.
"West Lake Longjing tea after Qingming period to April 20th is Guyu tea. These days, Guyu tea head tea should be widely available, but it was slowed down by the frost in early April and the temperature has cooled recently. This year, the growth rate of Guyu tea is slowing down. The overall output will drop by 20% to 25% compared with previous years," said Hu Fei, executive director of Hangzhou Dingfeng Tea Co., Ltd.
Longwu tea farmer Su Shi, who has more than 30 years of experience in planting tea, said that his own 12-mu tea garden has also been affected by previous frosts and cooling, and the price of Guyu tea will also rise. "Compared with previous years, the production of Guyu tea will drop by 1/4 or even 1/3 this year. Because the price of Guyu tea is more affordable than that of Mingqian tea, it has been favored by many tea lovers. However, due to the weather, the supply of Guyu tea this year. The volume will not be large, the price will also show an upward trend, and will stabilize at a higher price."
In the face of the coming cooling weather, Shang Jiannong, a researcher at the Agricultural Technology Center of Xihu District, Hangzhou, said, “As long as it is not a cold damage, there is no need to worry too much. The precipitation brought by this cooling will promote the growth of West Lake Longjing Tea. ""
It is reported that in response to the cooling, the Xihu District of Hangzhou has issued weather warning information to more than 100 people in charge of the West Lake Longjing Tea Enterprise and Longwu and other related towns.