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KQED World: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 2:00 PM

This program follows two Americans, Mark Rozell, a retail manager at Verve Coffee Roasters in Santa Cruz, CA and Victoria (Tori) Boyert, owner of Satori Tea Company in San Jose, CA, as they travel to two major tea regions in China to learn about two different types of Chinese tea.
Longjing tea a.k.a. Dragon well tea (green tea) is grown in Hangzhou City in eastern China while Pu'er tea is grown in the southwest Yunnan Province near the border of Burma (Myanmar), Laos, and Vietnam.
Mark and Tori learn how to pluck, process, and brew a perfect cup of Longjing tea at tea farms in Hangzhou City. They also get a chance to eat popular dishes made with Longjing tea. During their stay in Hangzhou they visit what is called "heaven on earth", the famous West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which encompasses beautiful nature scenes and pagodas along the cityscape. They also make an excursion to a 2000-year-old water town, Wuhzhen (north of Hangzhou). Some call it the "Venice" of China.
In Yunnan Province, Mark and Tori meet many different minority groups who introduce them to Pu'er tea. They climb 9 feet tall Pu'er tea trees to pluck their leaves, learn how the tea is processed, and drink a cup of the tea with Lahu and Bulang minorities. At a Hani minority village, Tori becomes emotionally moved as she stands in front of tea tree that is almost 900 years old. Mark and Tori also experience Wa minority drum dancing and elephant riding in the jungle.

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