GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH ›› 1989, Vol. 8 ›› Issue (4): 65-71.doi: 10.11821/yj1989040008

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A HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHICAL STUDY ON THE VIOLET BAMBOO SHOOT TEA OF GUZHU, CHANGXIN COUNTY, ZHEJIANG PROVINCE

Chen Liangwen   

  1. Department of Geography, Hangzhou University
  • Received:1988-12-20 Revised:1989-03-16 Online:1989-12-15 Published:1989-12-15

Abstract: The Violet Bamboo Shoot Tea of Guzhu,Changxin county,Zhejiang Province has been famous ever since middle Tang Dynasty (760A.D.),it was required to pay tribute,together with the Golden Sand Spring flowing out of the tea garden,to the Chinese emperors.Through present geographical study,it shows that the biochemical compositions of both of them are fine indeed,besides their very good prestige in Chinese history; therefore,the tea garden and the spring source should be well protected,exploited and utilized today.Morerer,in the future,the expansion of the Violet Bamboo Shoot Tea production is possible in the Changxin areas.

Key words: tea, Zhejiang Province