Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic
|Series title:||Culture, Place, and Nature / a China Program Book Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $75.00|
| Book Description: |
Puer tea has been grown for centuries in the ?Six Great Tea Mountains? of Yunnan Province, and in imperial China it was a prized commodity, traded to Tibet by horse or mule caravan via the so-called Tea Horse Road and presented as tribute to the emperor in Beijing. In the 1990s, as the tea's noble lineage and unique process of aging and fermentation were rediscovered, it achieved cult status both in China and internationally. The tea became a favorite among urban connoisseurs who...