Category Archives: China

  1. 政和 Zhenghe – Idyllic Tea Outpost

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    December 23, 2012 by bethanjthomas

    Jinping town near Zhenghe

    I’ve been to many a beautiful tea mountain since arriving in Fujian, but this week I went to a town …
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  2. Monkeys and Tea

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    December 2, 2012 by bethanjthomas

    Tongmu Monkeys

    A year or so ago, I got an email from a colleague’s brother asking if a tea that he’d seen …
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  3. Outraged Pregnant* Feminist

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    November 27, 2012 by bethanjthomas

    Women, pregnant or not, hold up half the sky

    * I am not pregnant, but am simply being feminist on behalf of pregnant women in China in this post. …
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  4. 大田 ‘Big Field’, No Fields In Sight

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    November 27, 2012 by bethanjthomas

    Datian Mountains

    There was an awkward moment a few weeks ago, after arriving in a small town, four and a half hours …
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  5. Anxi – The Home Of Tieguanyin Oolong Tea

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    October 17, 2012 by bethanjthomas

    Caiqing - inital process of making tieguanyin tea

    Last week, I was invited by a local tea magazine to visit the International Anxi Tea Fair as an ‘honoured …
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  6. Moonwalking with a Tanzanian Trade Representative


    September 19, 2012 by bethanjthomas

    There are nights in your life that are worthy of note and a few weeks ago, at a tea exhibition …
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  7. Aged White Tea

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    September 10, 2012 by bethanjthomas

    White Tea Comparison

    In all of my time studying and working in tea, I had always believed that the only type of tea …
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The Photos

Jinping, Zhenghe viaduct

Jinping, Zhenghe main street

Jinping houses

View from a traditional Jinping house

More Photos

The Old Boys

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