Photo: This is the "original" Tie Guanyin plant according to the Yin family. According to the Yin legend, this is the plant that the poor farmer saw in a dream brought to him by the Bodhisattva Guanyin. (The plant was on the other side of a little waterfall, so we couldn't get closer with any ease--it's got a little red tag on it, up against the red-carved stone.) #tea #tieguanyin #yin
Photo: Above the little stream and waterfall, at the peak of the hill, Guanyin looks over the fields of Tie Guanyin plants, including the Yin-family mother plant. #tea #tieguanyin #guanyin
Photo: As we left the Tie Guanyin "mother plant" of the Yin family legend, we passed by a terrace lower down the slope that was in process of being replanted with new tea bushes. #tea #tieguanyin
Photo: This tea dryer was set into the exterior wall of a house we walked by--basically tea processing equipment installed on the front porch. #tea #tieguanyin
Photo: This is an old tea processing facility in Xiping village, the village-of-origin of Tie Guanyin in Anxi. Note the tea-grinding stones on the right. Also, the diamond-shaped stone wall is a very common design in the Anxi area.
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As we left the Tie Guanyin "mother plant" of the Yin family legend, we passed by a terrace lower down the slope that was in process of being replanted with new tea bushes. #tea #tieguanyin
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