Century-old wild tea plants

12 October 2012
Century-old wild tea plants

If one day you decide you want to see what a wild tea plant looks like, you could visit the Golden Triangle. On the border between China and Burma you might be lucky enough to come across the famous tea plants, often a hundred years old, that are used to make pu er.
You may have to drive for several days to see them. But you will also find a tea plant the size of a tree in Darjeeling, in the Botanic Gardens. It is the same age as the region’s tea plantations, nearly two hundred years old.
To give you an idea of its size, I asked someone measuring around 180cm to stand at its foot.
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