Old Tea Trees

We often mentioned old wild tea trees in Xishuangbanna, exactly what were we talking about? Here are a couple of photos to show you.

 

old tea trees

These trees were said to be at least a couple of hundred years old. Now someone is picking the tea leaves!

Picking tea leaves from old tea tree

It does not look like an easy job to me, imaging to get more than 1kg fresh leaves, and dry them up to make a 375g Puer tea cake. What if you have to pick all buds?

Tea leaves get sun dried

The tea leaves get sun dried in an open field. Now you know why you have to rinse the tea before you drink it.

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