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Tea in China


In Pu’er China, Yao Kunxue works at a tea plantation, where he grows what he calls industrial tea, but chooses not to drink it, reports the New York Times.
China’s southern Yunnan Province is the birthplace of tea according to anthropologists, it was the first place where humans discovered brewing tea and drinking it could be pleasant, writes the New York Times.
Tea farmers today preside over large plantations, but they prefer their tea leaves from local places, reports the New York Times.
The like it from wild leaves, and from ancient trees in the jungle.
“It has a fragrant smell,? Mr. Yao said of his favorite, harvested from trees at least a century old. “And when you swallow there’s a sweet aftertaste.?