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Remorse about the "Authentic Mountain Tea": Packaging Puer Tea in Yiwu

Zhang, Jinghong


This paper provides an ethnography of Puer tea in one of its original production sites-Yiwu township in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. It portrays the interaction between outside visitors and locals in packaging the authenticity of Yiwu and its Puer tea. It also shows how the rise and fall of Puer tea has deeply shaped the local agriculture, economics, ecological environment, tea processing techniques, and consumption customs. By reflecting how changes in the price of Puer tea has generated happiness...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Chinese Dietary Culture
DOI: 10.30152/JCDC.201007.0004


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