International Tea Day: Tea aroma wafts across China

A villager shows newly-picked tea leaves in Niaowang Village of Yunwu Township in Guiding County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 29, 2022. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

Tea is one of the three major drinks in the world, produced in more than 60 countries and regions worldwide and enjoyed by over two billion people.

In December 2019, the United Nations declared May 21 as International Tea Day to celebrate the economic, social and cultural value of tea and foster the sustainable development of global tea agriculture.

China is the largest tea producer and the largest tea market in the world. Follow our camera to have a glimpse of the tea garden and tea workshops across China.

Aerial photo shows farmers working in a tea garden in Heping Village of Xuan'en County, Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hubei Province, May 4, 2022. (Photo by Song Wen/Xinhua)

Guo Jun plucks tea leaves in Meitan County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, April 27, 2022. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

Aerial photo taken on April 26, 2022 shows the view of a tea garden in Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, central China's Hubei Province. (Photo by Yang Shunpi/Xinhua)

A resident picks tea leaves at Hezha Village of Dexing Township in Medog County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, April 16, 2022.  (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

A villager processes tea leaves at a tea workshop in Maona Village of Wuzhishan City, south China's Hainan Province, April 10, 2022.  (Xinhua/Yang Guanyu)

A volunteer shoots a video introducing Yunwu tea for online selling at a tea garden on Anding Mountain of Lishan Town in Fuyang District of Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, April 8, 2022. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

Photo taken on March 29, 2022 shows farmers picking tea leaves at a tea garden in Huzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Photo by Wu Zheng/Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on March 29, 2022 shows workers transporting newly-picked tea leaves to a workshop in Jiangning District of Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)

A worker processes tea leaves at a workshop in Wugongling Village of Shexian County, east China's Anhui Province, March 24, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Haiyue)

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