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Farm Master Yuanzhen Li

Yuanzhen has been a life-long farmer, but started working in tea in 2002. She's passionate and unabashedly proud of her fields--keeping the tea pluckers organized and acting as an intermediary between workers and management. 

Dongzhai Farm develops and hires from within, providing support and opportunities to employees and their families. Her daughter provides the perfect example: Growing up in farm-provided housing she went to school and is now an accountant in the office.