Mar 27 | Source: www.hangzhou.com.cn/Edited by Shanghai Daily
A drone transports fresh Longjing tea leaves from Shifeng Hill to merchants at the foot of the hill in the west of Hangzhou yesterday. Alibaba's logistics affiliate Cainiao Network joined hands with its retail portal Tmall.com to use six drones to transport the tea leaves in the area, shortening the transport time from two hours to less than two minutes, thus ensures the freshness and improves the tea quality. Shifeng, Meijiawu Village, Longjing Village and Wenjiashan Village in the mountainous area in the west of West Lake are considered best places to harvest tea leaves in Hangzhou. Tmall.com also plans to set up new tea shops with intelligence technologies and gadgets to sell tea across the nation.