The Value of Asian Tea Culture from the Perspective of Integration of Tea and Tourism Industry—A Case Study of Jingmai Mountain, Yunnan

Rui Li


Under the influence of large modern machinery industry, pesticides which invented artificially are commonly used in modern tea production in order to increase labor productivity greatly. The most important thing is to increase product output in exchange for profits. While modern industry has brought fast development to the tea industry, it has also brought many new problems, such as the excessive application of artificial products such as fertilizers and pesticides, which have polluted the soil and near-body waters. In fact, it has also affected the natural reproduction of tea plants. Jingmai Mountain, located in Yunnan province, the ancient tea garden is a sacred mountain in the heart of local people. If the local tea farmers used the famous strategy of "prisoner's dilemma" for their personal benefit, the ancient tea forest would have long disappeared in history. Here, one can see that ancient tea trees and towering trees are intertwined. Mountains and villages, ancient tea houses, forests and tea farmers are integrated into a harmonious and unified world. People of all ethnic groups here grow tea trees, and every family goes hand in hand to protect natural environment. The ancient tea growing in the jungle of Jingmai Mountain grows on natural fertility, without any pollution, and has excellent quality, which has become a model of sustainable development for human and the society.


Tea industry, Tourism, Prisoner's dilemma, Integration, Sustainable development


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