Tea picking in Sichuan

A farmer picks tea in the tea fields of Sichuan Agricultural University in Ya’an, Sichuan Province. Tea, which became an important crop in the Song dynasty (960–1279), has five distinctive categories: white, green, oolong, black, and post-fermented.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.