Jingmai Tea Mountain: A heavenly garden

Jingmai Mountain is one of the six ancient tea mountains on the western side of the Lancang River. Located in Pu'er City in southwest China's Yunnan Province, the mountain has one of the world's oldest and largest cultivated tea forests.

The humid and hot climate makes numerous mosses, vines, fungi, and orchids grow side by side with tea trees. They give the Pu'er tea cultivated there a special flavor. 

Villagers on the mountain, mainly Dai and Bulang people, live by these ancient tea trees. It is said that their ancestors were led by a golden red deer to this heavenly garden, and taught future generations to cherish these tea trees as their eyes. 

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(All photos taken by CGTN's Zhao Ying)

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