The story takes place in the Wuyi mountains in the South of China. The pretty girl Lotus lost her husband just after they got married. The newly-widowed Lotus faces various difficulties - the sadness for losing her husband, the misunderstanding from her father-in-law, and their dispute in dividing the family properties. Lotus has to bear these all by herself, and supports the family. Her softness and virtuousness wins the love of both the quarry's manager who is powerful and rich, and the bus driver who is kind and honest. Lotus has to choose....the life is like the Chinese tea, tasting bitter at first and sweet at last. 93 minutes.