Finally, after months of dry weather, it has begun to rain in Xishuangbanna. Last night we woke up to the sound of a thunderstorm and rain, and again tonight there’s thunder, lightning and heavy rain. This is good news for tea farmers – the buds will fatten up and the harvests will grow. Hopefully there’s not too much rain though – too much will dilute the flavour of the tea leaves.


It’s too late for these plantation trees though – they’re already dead & the farmers have begun to dig them up to make way for new seedlings.

Dead taidicha


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *