It has rained more or less continuously for the last three days. The rain was much needed. Prior to that it hadn’t rained for a long time, with the predictable impact on tea availability and prices. Reports of prices of Shi Tou Zhai bush tea (taidi) selling for 50 Yuan a kilo, Bulang Shan taidi selling for similar amounts. Someone phoned us from Lao Ban Zhang with a small quantity of (reportedly) old tree tea. Somewhat early under the circumstances, but maybe it was true. Unlike the price, which was truly unbelievable; 1,800 Yuan a kilo. They weren’t joking!
Despite the wet weather, building work on our modest place in Nan Nuo Shan continues. See here for more info and pictures