Friday, January 05, 2007

Video of Korean green tea plantation

Here's a video of a very large, very photogenic green tea plantation in Korea's Boseong County. The video has no dialog but is accompanied by haunting music.

Like the small farms that grow Mellow Monk tea, this tea plantation is located in a mountainous area. That's because the green tea plant (Camellia sinensis) is naturally suited to mountainous climates and grows best on hillsides.

It is only lately in the history of tea that massive industrial farms, with their artificial fertilizers and other chemicals, have been able to grow tea on land where Camellia sinensis would otherwise not grow at all.

—Mellow Monk

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