A Day Making Puer Tea on Jingmai Mountain

In the extreme south of China, only a couple of kilometers away from Burma, lies beautiful Jingmai Mountain. From the top of its 1600m elevation, the villagers wake to the rooster crowing and admire a sea of clouds covering the valley. As the sun rises, the village square comes alive. It’s early Spring in Jingmai; the skies are blue and the mornings are chilly. Some street vendors serve rice noodles to folks gathered along the busy streets. 7 AM. The tea pickers are ready to go to work. They carry a large bamboo basket on their back that contains a couple [...]