Yingshan County of Hubei Province is located on the side of the main peak of the Dabie Mountain, featuring a typical subtropical moist climate. a humid monsoon climate in the north subtropical zone of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Yingshan County is rich in mountain and water resources, with high sea level, abundant sunshine and plentiful rainfall. The geographical and climatic conditions are suitable for tea growth.
Yingshan yunwu tea is produced in alpine and semi-alpine tea farms. This type of tea features bright green color, savory flavor and enduring aftertaste. The liquor is light and clear and the tealeaves are evenly and tightly twisted.
Since the implementation of the protection of geographical indication products, Yingshan yunwu tea has been booming both in production and marketing. According to statistics, by the end of 2017, the output value of tea was 2.076 billion yuan. The precise poverty alleviation of the tea industry has led to the increase of income of 10,600 tea farmers and the realization of poverty alleviation in the whole county. (Courtesy of the Protection and Coordination Department of CNIPA)