During the apricot blossom season, which begins in January and ends February, red, white, and pink apricot blossoms burst into bloom.
The apricot area in Muzha covers about two hectares in the vicinity of No. 27-3, Lane 45, Laoquan Street. This was originally a private tea plantation, and the apricot trees were mostly planted by Chang Dingting. Each year, about 2,000 apricot trees display a show of brilliant red, white, and pink flowers that lasts until mid-March.
Lupin blossoms line the Camphor Trail, like a sea of yellow flowers.
Lupins are a popular green manure crop among tea farmers in Maokong, some of which sow the seeds after the winter harvest, which blossom roughly three months later, forming a beautiful interplay of colours between the yellow flowers and the green plantations, also filling the camphor trail with a light floral fragrance.
Tung Tree Blossom Season, April and May: When Blossoms resemble Snow Blanketing the Trees
When the flowers on the Tung Tree blossom, they cover the entire area like a blanket of snow, thus earning the nickname ‘May snow’.
Bamboo Shoot Season, May – June: Bamboo shoots add texture and balance the flavor in many dishes. This is the best time and place to enjoy these culinary delights.
The mountainous areas of Laoquan, Wanxing and Bojia near the Maokong’s scenic mountains and waterways are filled with the scent of bamboo – the area regularly produces some 6.67 million kilograms of bamboo shoots.
Spring Tea, May – June: Come to the Mountains and Pick your Favorite Tea.
The leaves of the Tieguanyin tea plant are thick and rich, and when you infuse them with water, they burst with flavor. Swallow the liquid slowly and the taste lingers long in the mouth, a trait that locals call the “Guanyin Effect”.