（中外新闻社 在中外新闻网记者 刘大伟 斌斌）鲜爽的英红九号--琵琶山和皇帝岭三面群山环抱，吸纳来自南面的和风细雨，山谷间的茶园密林遮蔽、云雾缭绕，加上宜茶的土壤、温度、日照、雨水等，形成一个有益于英德红茶的独特气候环境，这就是广东枫豪苑康养产业有限公司--英德老一队茶园基地。11月22日，中外新闻社大使团来到这里，体验中国人的种茶、采茶、制茶、品茶，度过愉快而难忘的一天。
The fresh Yinghong No.9, surrounded by Pipa mountain and Huangdiling mountain, absorbs the gentle breeze and rainwater from the south, and the tea garden in the deep valley is covered by dense forest and shrouded by clouds. In addition, the soil, temperature, sunshine and rainwater are suitable for Yingde black tea trees with a unique climate environment. This is the Yingde Laoyidui Tea Garden based in Guangdong Fenghaoyuan Healthcare Industry Co., Ltd. On November 22, Home and Abroad News Press Foreign Diplomat Delegation visited the tea garden and experienced tea planting, tea picking, tea making and tea tasting for a pleasant and unforgettable day.
The Yingde Laoyidui Tea Garden held a welcome ceremony for foreign envoys in the valley. Mr. Wang Bo, the CEO of Guangdong Fenghaoyuan Healthcare Industry Co., Ltd., delivered a welcome speech. Mr. Wang Fusheng, the President of Hong Kong Chamber of Industry and Commerce, delivered a congratulatory speech. Mrs. Wei Yan, the President of Home and Abroad News Press, delivered a speech as well. She said that today, Home and Abroad News Press Foreign Diplomat Delegation came to Yinhong No.9 Tea Garden, which is not only to see the beautiful scenery here, but also to learn the profound history and culture about the Yingde black tea. As early as more than 50 years ago, the Yingde black tea, produced by the Yingde Laoyidui Tea Garden, was presented as a national cultural gift for foreign guests, especially loved by Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Since then, it became the royal family tea of the United Kingdom.
Wei Yan said that Yingde Laoyidui Tea Garden is building a friendship bridge with international tea cultural exchanges to connect people around the world. This innovative way strives to build an influential communication platform in Southeast Asia.
On the behalf of the foreign diplomat delegation, Slovak Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Dusan Bella delivered a speech. He said that when we came to Yingde town and learn more about the famous Yinhong No.9 Tea Garden. When countries around the world accepted the Chinese tea, they also accepted Chinese tea culture. Today, we are here to be the "Queen of England" in this old tea garden.
After the welcome ceremony, the foreign diplomats visited Yinghong No.9 "Space Tea Tree", which was brought back by Shenzhou 11 Rocket. A total of 50g "Yinghong No.9" tea tree seeds were collected from the space. Through the joint efforts of tea experts and Yingde Laoyidui Tea Ltd. Co. for nearly three months of careful cultivation, only one seed was germinated and survived. The success of Yinghong No.9 "Space Tea Tree" breeding is of great significance to the development of Yingde black tea.
At noon, the host arranged tea seedling and planting activities for all foreign diplomats, and they planted a tea seedling with shovels beside their naming plates. They carefully filled the tree pits, consolidated the cofferdams, and watered the seedlings… Everyone made serious efforts to make sure the tea trees planted properly, and they exchanged their planting ideas with each other. The laugh and talk filled out the valley, all the friendship tea trees are happily growing with the soft rainwater. In the future, we hope to see bigger and taller tea trees representing each country filled out the entire valley.
During the tea picking process, the diplomats took a relaxed, happy and curious mood, they put on their straw hats, carried small baskets with aprons to pick tea leaves in the tea garden. Under the guidance of the tea picker, they began to pick tea in an orderly way. They were completely immersed into the picturesque tea garden in the valley.
Mr. Yu Long, the Chairman of Guangdong Fenghaoyuan Healthcare Industry Co., Ltd. told reporters that Yinghong No. 9, as the Queen's Royal tribute, was known as the "Flower of Chinese Black Tea" and then became famous all over the world. Today, the foreign diplomats from different countries visited this beautiful tea garden. Since China is the birthplace of tea, Chinese tea culture has a strong influence on the international tea culture in history. At present, the spread of Chinese tea culture can be seen everywhere. Guangdong Fenghaoyuan Healthcare Industry Co., Ltd. will increase investment to make "Yinghong No. 9" tea more famous to open up a broad vision of international tea culture exchange and research.
The members of Home and Abroad News Press Ambassador’s Club Tour to Guangdong included Slovak Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Dusan Bella, Uruguayan Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Fernando Lugris, Iceland Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson, Beninese Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Simon Pierre Adovelande and wife, Tanzanian Ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. Mbelwa Kairuki, Deputy Chief of Mission of Maltese Embassy, Mr. Jean Paul Gatt, Deputy Chief of Mission of Tunisian Embassy in China Mr. Mustapha Abid, and wife, Bangladesh Minister to China, Mr. Masudur Rahman, and wife, Cultural Counselor of Uruguayan Embassy in China, Ms. Mercedes Aguiar, Counselor of Slovakian Embassy in China, Ms. Martina Mihalova, Counselor of Slovakian Embassy in China, Mr. Matej Drotar and others.
Looking at the tea seedlings planted by themselves, the diplomats hoped that the seedlings would grow up quickly, which symbolized the friendship between all countries and the Chinese people. During the tea culture tour, they experienced the process of tea planting, tea picking, tea brewing and tea making, and all enjoyed the incomparable enrichment and happiness in this tea garden valley.