Puer Tour Day Ten Morning

This was a special day for me because we were allowed to see an old Dian Hong factory and were allowed to examine the complete process. I will write a separate entry to discuss the process in detail after I settle back into being home. Notice the tractor trucks. They are a common site in the Chinese countryside. They haul everything imaginable, in this case rock to fix the muddy road we were on.  Mr. Peng Chundao gave us a complete overview of the organic growing process and the difficulty of obtaining an IMO certification for the tea he produces for Dian Hong. The photo of the factory floor is on the second story and it is completely thatched bamboo. The air from below withers the tea through the thatch. There is also a shot of a basket of tea that is oxidizing and become black tea. The smell was exquisite.

Austin

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