Drought Affects Tea Crop in Eastern China

In recent news, a drought affects tea crop in Eastern China, this prolonged drought and the persisting heatwaves have affected tea production in east China’s Zhejiang Province. This is one of the country’s major tea plantation areas, as agricultural authorities said on Friday. The drought has hit 27,000 hectares of tea gardens across the province,… Continue reading Drought Affects Tea Crop in Eastern China

Tea The Number One Tourist Purchase in China

A recent report finds tea the number one tourist purchase in China. It found that Chinese tea was the most purchased commodity among foreign visitors to Beijing in 2012. This was according to the 2013 Beijing Tourism Green Paper published July 9 by theSocial Sciences Academic Press of China. This survey of 4,800 foreign tourists’ purchases found that nearly 40 percent ofrespondents bought Chinese tea while visiting Beijing. The next most popular items were silk products , handicrafts , cigarettes,Chinese herbal healthcare products and pottery. The survey was developed to shed light on foreignconsumption habits in Beijing. European and American respondents said they were most interested in products like Chinese tea, silk, painting and calligraphy works , while Asian respondents were more likely to have purchased Chinese herbal healthcare products. The survey also found that the average per-capita expenditure among respondentswas US$1,047, with an average length of stay of 4.23 days. Shopping accounted forone-fourth of respondents’ total expenditures and was ranked as the second-mostcostly expense of respondents’ trips, after long distance travel. The green paper also found that 47 percent of respondents were young peoplebetween the ages of 25 and 44, an indication that travelers to Beijing may be skewingyounger. So, what this survey is saying, is that people from around the world, people visiting China are interested in the tea of the country. More… Continue reading Tea The Number One Tourist Purchase in China