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China 2017 -Day 1 & 2 - Yixing

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China 2017 -Day 1 & 2 -  Yixing

Day 1 and 2 of Michelle's trip to China took her to the clay mines, factories and makers of Yixing, a place famous for its tea pots.

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Day 1 – Mengzuo | In search of Dian Hong

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Day 1 – Mengzuo | In search of Dian Hong

It took a while to get to Feng Qing but as usual in China the travel is always worth it. After an 11hour flight from London to Shanghai and then a connection onto Kunming in Yunnan we met our driver for the next few days who estimated 7 hours South West to Feng Qing, Lincang Prefecture Yunnan.  The journey took 11 hours culminating in steep climbs and long declines with the obligatory terrifying overtaking but at 1am we pulled into the town passing under the sign reading ‘China Black Tea Capital’ – always a good sign and certainly rejuvenating at the end of...

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