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finding tea and tea ware in sea

Posted by melmariet on 1/2/2013 at 18:32

Hello! Can anyone give me any advice on finding good quality loose leaf tea in southeast Asia? I'm interested in all kinds but mostly Chinese tea. Looking for clay pots, for the Chinese gong ** tea ceremony...
Any help would be appreciated!

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Posted by UsTwo on 1/2/2013 at 23:29

Check out Mae Salong in northern Thailand.
The district was settled by the anti-communist Chinese, after the King of Thailand gifted them the land, in appreciation of their assistance in the fight against Chairman Mao's mob.
It's a very pretty town, with houses perched along the ridge lines, overlooking their crops, and there are several tea processing 'factories' along the road. Just out of the town is a memorial to the soldiers, and incorporated is an exhibition and sales area. I'm sure you would find almost anything associated with tea.

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Posted by fondo on 2/2/2013 at 02:22

Agree with Mae Salong, I've bought some lovely teas from there. I've bought pots everywhere ... Singapore, Vientiane, KL, Bangkok ... just look.

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Posted by goonistik on 2/2/2013 at 05:35

Binondo, Manila should have loose-leaf tea. Clay pots i'm not sure. I see porcelain and ceramic pots and cups.

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Posted by melmariet on 2/2/2013 at 05:57

Thanks guys I'll be checking those suggestions out,if anyone else is interested vang vieng has a mulberry tea farm that's organic too. Its good.

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