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DAY 5 - Razor blades in the high mountains

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DAY 5 - Razor blades in the high mountains

The fifth day of my time in Taiwan started with a visit to one of the most extraordinary tea estates I have been to. Nestled high in the mountains amongst breathtaking scenery and run by Master Chen and his son, this estate was very much worth the twisty precipitous journey. I was immensely fortunate that our visit coincided with a plucking day. A small swarm of pickers just happened to be close enough to the paths to experience  close up what an art tea picking is. The speed and accuracy with which they moved amongst the bushes was incredible. A...

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