Lianzhou Baicha (a kind of tea), Qingyuan
It was said that Liu Yuxi, the famous poet in the Tang Dynasty, was demoted to Lianzhou as an official. At that time, The South of the Five Ridges was a barren piece. And a lot of people from Central Plains moved to Lianzhou and were sore and poisoning because of unaccustomed to the climate of a new place. However, Liu Yuxi found that the local people were strong and healthy. Then he founded out that the local people always went to the top of the mountain to pick up branches and white leaves and rattans, and then fried them to drink. The tea was very useful to cure the disease and keep fit. Therefore, Liu Yuxi invited some people to make them into tea cakes and then sent them to people; lastly, he overcame the epidemic disease.
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