Thursday, April 22, 2010

A bit more green tea...

...just because she's too cute not to show you. Her mum - though I'm sure she wasn't - looked younger than my daughter and nearly broke my heart.

If you're thinking the gorgeous baby looks more Chinese than Thai, you'd be right. The Yunnan Chinese fled to the mountains of Thailand after Mao's takeover in China and their descendants still live here. Cutie's hat is traditional hill tribe apparel.























After the watching the tea pickers, we drove the rest of the way up into the village where we stopped to taste and buy green tea. Yum yum.

Despite my love of builders' tea I do love oolong green tea. I don't like it ponced about with: no jasmine or other flowers for me. The one I like best smells like roast chestnuts. In this case, it was oolong number 17.



















6 comments:

Queenie said...

Fascinating pics and words. Hope you're all coping OK amid the unrest. Thinking of you lots and sending hugs x

JJ Beattie said...

Queenie, thanks lovely. It's horrible here at the moment. It just has to kick off at some point and the waiting is hideous.

Talli Roland said...

Great photos! Oh, I love green tea, too.

Debs said...

Such a cutie. I love tea, but haven't got into green tea yet.

Fran said...

I can't imagine having to pick tea with a baby on my back!

Suzanne Jones said...

That baby is just too cute to be true.

XX