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Page 2 - Tea and snow

Some important points along the Tea Horse route and some of Mother Nature's finest.

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More of Yiwu...mist, fog and rain in abundance - all perfect for rampant tea growth.

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Historic Yiwu town...hugely important for "tribute tea" for the nobles. This stone walkway is part of the original Route.

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Trails through the snow made by nomads in western Sichuan province.

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A statue honouring tea in Simao in southern Yunnan...a city truly dedicated to the green leaf...yes that is tea in the statues hand.

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Old friend Midgu, on one of those brilliant and brutally cold days above 4000 metres.

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Acres of green tea in Yaan one of the two main sources for tea destined for Tibet.

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Snowborn beauty.

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On the way to Batang, heading further east towards Tibet.

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Entering into the huge valleys of Eastern Tibet.

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Brilliant skies and fierce winds inhabit these 'highlands' over four thousand metres.

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Old boy Jeffers in a moment of intense....well I honestly don't remember.