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Farm to cup: producing some of the tea in China.A tea farmer carries tea leaves just picked by hand on Saturday.Kevin Zen / Getty Images

Farm to cup: producing some of the tea in China

Farm to cup: producing some of the tea in China.A tea farmer carries tea leaves just picked by hand on Saturday.

sukhada:    Indian female tea garden labourer drinks water as she plucks tea leaves in a field of the Kiranchandra Tea Estate on the outskirts of Siliguri on October 14, 2011. Tea growers in northeastern India say climate change has hurt the country’s tea crop, leading not just to a drop in production but also subtly altering the flavor of their brew.

sukhada: “ Indian female tea garden labourer drinks water as she plucks tea leaves in a field of the Kiranchandra Tea Estate on the outskirts of Siliguri on October Tea growers in.

A tea garden labourer plucks tea leaves at the organic tea garden of Temi Tea Estate in India's Himalayan state of Sikkim

A garden labourer plucks tea leaves at the organic tea garden of Temi Tea Estate in India's Himalayan state of Sikkim

Tea first became a beverage during the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD), especially among scholars. When the emperor invited scholars to a reception, he served tea as a sign of strong appreciation.However, until the Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) tea was reserved only to wealthy scholars, officials, and the imperial court. It was traded as a luxury commodity, which was not to be enjoyed by the common people. Not until during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) was tea finally spread among the people.

Tea first became a beverage during the Han Dynasty (202 BC – 220 AD), especially among scholars. When the emperor invited scholars to a reception, he served tea as a sign of strong appreciation.However, until the Sui Dynasty (581-618 AD) tea was reserved only to wealthy scholars, officials, and the imperial court. It was traded as a luxury commodity, which was not to be enjoyed by the common people. Not until during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) was tea finally spread among the people.

How Pu-erh Tea is made. Great article and pictures.  Mail pureteatox@gmail om Pu-erh thee te kopen in Nederland!

How Pu-erh Tea is made. Great article and pictures. Mail pureteatox om Pu-erh thee te kopen in Nederland!

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China, Hangzhou Tea plantations: one of the most quaint and beautiful places we have seen in China! It is "the" China they show on National Geographic, lol

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