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Tea-Making In China (PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated: 05/17/2012 5:36 pm

Wuyi Mountains are renowned for producing top-quality tea. Brightly-colored plants grow on the rocky outcrops with strong a aroma and pure taste, the most highly-prized among them being Da Hong Pao 'Grand Red Robe' rock tea and Lapsang Souchong red tea. (Kevin Zen, Getty Images)

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  • Tea Making In China

    Farm workers pick tea leaves in the rain on May 12, 2012 in Wuyishan, Fujian province, southeastern China. (Kevin Zen, Getty Images)

  • Tea Making In China

    A tea farmer carries tea leaves just picked by hand on May 12, 2012 in Wuyishan, Fujian province, southeastern China. (Kevin Zen, Getty Images)

  • Tea Making In China

    A worker carries tea leaves into a tea factory in the village of Tongmuguan, an area famous for the origin of red tea, on May 11, 2012, in Wuyishan, Fujian province, southeastern China. (Kevin Zen, Getty Images)

  • Tea Making In China

    A basket of tea leaves at a tea factory in the village of Tongmuguan, an area famous for the origin of red tea, on May 11, 2012, in Wuyishan, Fujian province, southeastern China. (Kevin Zen, Getty Images)

  • Tea Making In China

    Workers handle Jinjunmei, a quality red leaf tea at a tea factory in the village of Tongmuguan, an area famous for the origin of red tea, on May 11, 2012, in Wuyishan, Fujian province, southeastern China. (Kevin Zen, Getty Images)

  • Tea Making In China

    A worker holds a tea bud at a tea factory in the village of Tongmuguan, an area famous for the origin of red tea, on May 11, 2012, in Wuyishan, Fujian province, southeastern China. (Kevin Zen, Getty Images)

  • Tea Making In China

    Local people make rock tea at a temple in Wufu village on May 14, 2012, in Wuyishan, Fujian province, southeastern China. (Kevin Zen, Getty Images)

  • Tea Making In China

    Local people make rock tea at home in Wufu village on May 13, 2012, in Wuyishan, Fujian province, southeastern China. Wuyi Mountains is renowned for producing top quality tea. (Kevin Zen, Getty Images)

  • Tea Making In China

    Rock tea brews at Huiyuan Temple on May 12, 2012, in Wuyishan, Fujian province, southeastern China. (Kevin Zen, Getty Images)

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