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West Lake Longjing tea picking season is mainly concentrated in late March to mid-April each year, especially before and after the Qingming Festival tea quality is the best, highly favored by tea drinkers.

According to tea farmers, affected by the weather, this year's spring tea growth slower, better quality. This bout, with the warming of the temperature and rainfall, the tea tree began to sprout new shoots, these shoots is the production of Longjing tea is the best raw material.

"Spring tea picking, pay attention to is 'early, tender, diligent'." Longjing tea is differentiated according to the degree of tenderness of the picking, only one bud is called "Lotus Heart", one bud and one leaf is called "Flag Gun", and one bud and two leaves is called "Bird's Tongue". Technique determines taste, and Longjing tea is usually stir-fried using different techniques and adjusting the fire precisely according to the weather conditions and the state of the fresh leaves.

Statistics show that in 2023, the output of Xihu Longjing tea was 490 tons, the output value of the first production reached a new level of 600 million yuan, a year-on-year increase of 7%, and the output value of the whole industry chain was 1.9 billion yuan, an increase of 12%.