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A team of skilled workmen pan-firing teas in large woks, a refining process that halted the fermentation or oxidation of the leaf.

A team of skilled workmen pan-firing teas in large woks, a refining process that halted the fermentation or oxidation of the leaf.

Caravan tea. The road from Kyakhty to Moscow was in the middle of the XIX century. 5555 miles. Three months' journey tea baggage cost from 4 to 8 rubles. a peck.

The road from Kyakhty to Moscow was in the middle of the XIX century. Three months' journey tea baggage cost from 4 to 8 rubles. a peck.

The “Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road,” the “Silk Road” of Southwest China

The “Ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road,” the “Silk Road” of Southwest China

Western tea tasters (chasi or "charees") exhibiting their hard-earned expertise; a minimum of five to six years of experience was necessary to acquire the palate and perception to evaluate Chinese teas for the export trade.

Western tea tasters (chasi or "charees") exhibiting their hard-earned expertise; a minimum of five to six years of experience was necessary to acquire the palate and perception to evaluate Chinese teas for the export trade.

Relaxing at old Sichuan tea house, photo via The World of Chinese. www.teacampaign.ca  Source: see below.

Relaxing at old Sichuan tea house, photo via The World of Chinese

A tea house in Beijing, China. Photo by August Srebocan, an Austro-Hungarian marine who served as a guard at an area of Tianjin controlled by Vienna between 1914 until 1917. He was imprisoned by Chinese troops after Beijing declared war. He fled to Inner Mongolia but was re-arrested. He was freed and deported in 1920

Shaman dancers, coolies and suffragettes: rare photos of Beijing discovered from Austrian archive

Tea picking in Canton - 1870. Vintage Chinese photography and history

The stunning collection comprises 200 black and white images of Far East landscapes. Pictured: Women sorting tea in Canton

Tea shop

Tea shop

A tea taster's room with three Chinese employees presiding over long rows of matched cups of brewed tea and dishes containing leaf tea—the tea taster's or "expectorator's" vessel (amounting to a glorified spittoon) is the hourglass-shaped device at lower left.

A tea taster's room with three Chinese employees presiding over long rows of matched cups of brewed tea and dishes containing leaf tea—the tea taster's or "expectorator's" vessel (amounting to a glorified spittoon) is the hourglass-shaped device at lower left.

Sifting out coarse leaf, stalks, etc., after the first firing.

Sifting out coarse leaf, stalks, etc., after the first firing.

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