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A couple of images from the south of Yunnan - easily the tea capital China....half of the images didn't get uploaded for reasons yet unknown....the best of course will be for the book....wouldn't want to spoil that would I !?!

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An ancient copper tea pot used in an area inhabited by Muslims, Yi people and Chinese. The ornamentation, while beautiful was always simple...to encourage the spotlight to be placed on tea.

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The stone beneath the kettle was made of a special clay to encourage slow burning long lasting heat.

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The most common form of tea here in China, the "Qizhibing" or cake form. This Puer tea is compressed and also easily transported.

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The famous "Tuo Cha", a form developed in the 1930's to aid in the transport of tea. Each of these is 150 grams and was easily transported by horse. This tea is "Shen Cha", or unfermented Puer and with age will improve in smoothness and taste.

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Literally a warehouse of tea...these walls of tea occupy every wall, corner and little nook.