Saturday, December 1, 2012

The legend of Taiping Houkui tea


As the legend goes, once upon a time when a villager went to pick tea leaves in a mountain, he suddenly smelled some faint and refreshing scent luring him to search everywhere for the place of origin. Finally he found several tea plants between rocks high above the precipices but no way to get there. Later, he found a monkey to climb up the cliff and pick the tea for him in harvesting season, which was hence named "houkui (Monkey Picked Tea)".

By Explore Cultural China

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