According to the list of prize winners of world’s best odes to tea announced recently, Zhang Xiaomo, a Hangzhou-born poet, won the gold prize; Yin Mo from Beijing, Dong Fu from Xinjing, and Zhang Deqiang from Hangzhou were silver prize winners.
The competition has solicited tea-themed poems written by tea culture enthusiasts from around the world. The contents of the poems shall be centered on Hangzhou tea culture represented by two national-level intangible cultural heritages including green tea processing technique (West Lake Longjing Tea) and Jingshan tea banquet, with a purpose to spread the two intangible cultures to the world and encourage more people to participate in the inheritance, protection and development of the culture.
A total of approximately 2,000 odes to tea have been acquired in a period of one month. Some are contributed by overseas poets from New Zealand, Russia and Australia. Some are contributed by poem and tea culture enthusiasts from around the country.
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