The story of how elderberries were grown and cultivated for tea dates back centuries, and the industry’s success has helped fuel the economic growth of the tea-growing region of Xinjiang, a region that has a history of tensions with the Chinese state.
The elderberry industry has been booming in Xinjiang for decades, thanks to a government policy that allowed farmers to grow the fruit and sell it at a high price.
Today, the fruit is worth more than $1 million a pound, making it the world’s most valuable tea fruit.
While the elderberry is considered one of the most valuable of all tea crops, it has historically been hard to get at in China.
China has been a market for the fruit for thousands of years and it is considered a delicacy in the country, though it has been banned in recent years for “consumption.”
The ban has led to a drop in demand for elderberries, but the industry continues to grow.
“The demand for this tea is very strong,” said Jiajia Liu, the head of the Chinese tea industry’s trade organization.
“A lot of farmers are producing it because it is very tasty.”
The elderberries are harvested at a local tea plantation, which is also used to make tea, but they are also grown in remote areas that have poor infrastructure and few roads, Liu said.
The farmers have been growing them for the past 20 years in a single plantation in the mountains of Shandong province.
The plant grows in the foothills of the mountains, where it has few roads and few trees.
It takes about two years to produce 1,000 kg (3,000 pounds) of elderberries.
The fruits are harvested by hand, and are shipped to the Yunnan region of northwest China, where they are exported to the U.S. and Europe.
The U.N. says elderberries contribute around 4 percent of the global total value of tea leaves, with a global market worth $3.5 trillion.
But because elderberries only grow in a relatively small part of the world, it is difficult to measure their contribution to tea production.
Liu said the elderberries produce about 1,400 kilograms (3.3 million pounds) a year.
“This year we are expecting to have about 7,000 kilograms (17 million pounds),” he said.
Livestock and farmers have struggled to compete with Chinese producers, Liu says.
They have used less-expensive machinery and are less efficient, Liu added.
In the U, the elderflower industry has faced its share of challenges.
The U.K. government has banned all production of elderflower, and imports of elderberry products have been halted since January, when a U.P. investigation found Chinese companies using a counterfeit process to artificially inflate the price of elderflowers.
President Donald Trump has vowed to lift that ban, but there is no indication he will do so immediately.
China has also been criticized for its treatment of its foreign workers, who are forced to live in poverty.
The country’s labor ministry last year said it was investigating whether foreign workers in Xinzhi, where the elderflower is grown, were exploited.
China denies that its laborers are being exploited.
“We are very concerned that we may have more cases of the disease of elder,” said Liu.