On Jingmai Tea Mountain in Pu'er City, southwest China's Yunnan Province, "crab pincers" are even more expensive than the ancient Pu'er tea. The "crab pincers," or officially known as viscum liquidambaricolum hayata, is a parasite plant formed on tea trees. It is named for its similarity in shape to crab pincers.
Fresh crab pincers are green, and they turn brownish yellow after being dried. The dried crab pincers can be drunk like Pu'er tea.
About 'Go! Yunnan' series
Yunnan Province in southwest China boasts of spectacular natural landscapes, biodiversity and diverse ethnic groups. Among China's 56 recognized ethnic groups, 25 are found in Yunnan. This livestream series takes you on a tour to six cities or autonomous prefectures in Yunnan to explore the little-known food, scenery and folk customs.
Read more about Pu'er:
Jingmai Mountain: A tea museum embraced by a sea of clouds
Go! Yunnan: A recipe for Yunnan Docynia salad
Go! Yunnan: A taste of Pu'er roasted tea in SW China
Go! Yunnan: Pu'er tea – a badge of pride for a Yunnan ethnic group
Go! Yunnan: Wandering around a utopia – The Wengji Ancient Village
Go! Yunnan: Tea picking in Pu'er City's Jingmai Mountain
(Cover image taken by Zhang Chao. Video filmed by Zhang Chao and Guo Yuanheng, edited by Zhao Ying.)
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