China News Service, Fuzhou, September 7th (Ye Qiuyun) The petals floating in the hot water slowly sink, slowly bloom in the water, and slowly open to reveal the stamens. The beauty of the flower dance tea is thus fully revealed.
Recently, the reporter interviewed Li Yang, the second-generation inheritor of the flower dance tea craftsmanship. She witnessed the perfect combination of petals and tea buds in her hands, making it a wonderful scenery to drink and see.
Li Yang was born in Fuan, Ningde, Fujian, which is known as the "Hometown of Chinese Tea".
The predecessor of Flower Dance Tea-"Craft Flower Tea" was born in Fu'an City. It was developed by Li Yang's aunt Xue Tongyun and was a sensation.
However, after 2008, due to the lack of offline sales channels, it failed to seize the new opportunities of the network economy, and the reputation of Huawu Tea gradually lost.
As a postgraduate student at Fujian Normal University, Li Yang brought the Flower Dance Tea Craft Project to the 6th Fujian Province "Internet +" University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition held recently, and won praise from expert judges.
Her project won the gold medal at the youth red dream building circuit of this competition, and is currently preparing to sprint for the 6th China International "Internet +" College Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.
Pictured: Flower Dance Tea.
Photo courtesy of respondents
According to Li Yang, the flower dance tea needs to be made by hand-sewing petals and tea buds. One tea leaves 3-4 leaves, and the useless tea leaves are stripped, leaving the tea buds and stems. The production process includes conditioning, drying, There are five major processes of scenting, sewing, shaping and more than 20 sub-processes. Its production process and appearance have obtained 5 national patents.
During the interview, Li Yang showed Huawu tea products to reporters.
In the process of making tea, you can see the tea ball blooming charmingly in one minute, and the flowers are dancing in the water, as if the hibiscus is coming out of the water.
Now, Li Yang has taken over the burden of inheritance, and is determined to create a benchmark brand of Chinese Flower Dance Tea and let Flower Dance Tea go abroad.
She combined her professional knowledge, focused on the pain points faced by rural industries in poverty alleviation, and relied on the existing industrial foundation of the new countryside to return home to start a business.
On the basis of the family tea company, Li Yang conforms to the new trend of "Internet +" and takes advantage of the online promotion of Huawu Tea to appreciate the visual impact of the flowers in the cup during the brewing process, and creates the "One Tea Life" "Brand, established the Flower Dance Tea Laboratory.
Xue Tongyun (right) teaches Li Yang (left) the craft.
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At present, Li Yang concentrates on research and development, and integrates the sales channels of the family tea company, first opening up foreign markets.
In the active promotion, Huawu tea is exported to Japan, Malaysia, Britain, Russia and other places.
In the domestic market, the Li Yang team aimed at female white-collar workers’ pursuit of “fashion, leisure, and health”. Online channels have opened up multiple e-commerce platform direct stores, including Taobao, 1688, Douyin shops, etc., in the first month In Taobao shops, 6,800 tea balls were sold, with sales reaching 100,000 yuan, which was recognized by many consumers.
Today, her team is investing in the research and development of product lines such as fruit-flavored flower dance tea, health-care flower dance tea, and handheld portable flower dance tea cup.
The process of making flower dance tea requires a lot of labor, which can create many jobs for the surplus labor in rural areas.
Li Yang's company hired a large number of farmers and laid-off and left-behind women from poor mountainous areas and ethnic minority areas in Ningde.
After reemployment training, they were able to enter the workshop to complete part of the craftsmanship of flower dance tea.
Since its inception, Li Yang’s company has acquired a total of 1.12 million kilograms of tea, driving tea farmers’ income by 3.03 million yuan, purchasing 11,000 kilograms of flowers, driving flower farmers’ income by 187,000 yuan, training 154 female workers, indirectly driving 790 jobs, and creating a good society benefit.
A small flower dance tea, while realizing economic benefits, has many meanings in helping the poor and helping farmers.
For flower farmers, the production of Flower Dance Tea is made by combining single petals. This process can make full use of the whole flower with slight defects and increase the utilization rate of flowers from 60% to 85% per mu.
For tea farmers, the production of Huawu tea needs to increase the length of tea leaves to two and three leaves, which can increase the yield per mu by 140%.
"The root of the product lies in the farmers, and the good products come from the farmers' hard work." Li Yang said that the company supports poor households in many remote mountainous areas in eastern Fujian to develop tea planting, and regularly purchases pollution-free tea from tea farmers every year and provides High-quality tea planting and production technology is expected to double the purchase of tea in 2023.
After three years of starting a business, Li Yang is full of confidence, "If you have meaning, you can feel fulfilled. The whole person is very happy." (End)