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Xu Zheng Ren - Nantou County, Taiwan
Q How long have you been growing tea?
A50 years
Q What got you started in the Tea industry?
AFather Heritage.
Q Can you describe a typical day out in the field. How many hours would that be?
A8 to 10 hours. Weeding and fertilizing.
Q What is your favorite part of growing tea? What inspires you to keep going?
ATea Harvesting and making the good tea and earn a good price.
Q Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
Q How has tea farming changed over the years?
AThe use of organic fertilizers.
Q What do you think makes your tea more unique or better than others?
AThe use of organic fertilizers and quality control.
Q What makes the difference between a successful and unsuccessful harvest?
ADoing work truly and does not dispute with other people. Really do anything a man can be successful.
Q Do you exchange growing secrets with other local farmers?
Q Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
AWhen brewing the tea we must noted the quantity of the tea, brewing time ? water temperature and soaking time.
Q What is your favorite tea to drink and why?
ATung Ting Oolong Tea. It is very fragrant and good taste.
Q If you had any advice to give western tea drinkers, what would it be?
AThe fragrance of the Taiwan tea is presented by the fermentation of natural flavor, there is no added fragrance.
Q What does this project & contribution mean to you?
AInstructing the good Taiwan Tea to give more preferences are.

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