Harvest Review: Southwestern China

China’s southwestern region includes Tibet, Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Chongqing. The southwestern region is the oldest tea producing region in China and the birthplace of Camellia sinensis. It is also called "the plateau" tea region. The majority of teas are grown at an altitude of 1,500 feet or higher. Many wild tea trees over 1000 years old have been found in the mountains of Yunnan. The large-leaf cultivar is widely grown to produce earthy puer and malty Yunnan black. In general, sou

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