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.