Tea drying in Yunnan - SupChina

Tea drying in Yunnan

Residents of Yiwu, the eastern region of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, dry tea leaves outside their house. Pu’er tea, which is a type of fermented tea associated with the town of Pu’er, is mainly produced and marketed heavily in Xishuangbanna.

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.