800-year-old tea tree king, discovered in 2007
The most exciting thing in Yunnan this time was that we were able to see the 800-year-old ancient tea tree, which is the oldest in Camellia Sinensis, and was discovered last year.
In 1965, an old tea tree of the same order was discovered, but it died in 1999, and unfortunately I was not able to see it.
I thought that the 500-year-old Tea Tree King II was the oldest tea tree in Nishisobanna, but last year, a new 800-year-old Tea Tree King was discovered.
When the old tree tea was discovered, the government announced that the minority people would be rewarded with a reward, and it was discovered as a result.
Either way, it's a valuable find.
I was honored to be able to see it for the first time as a Japanese.
I would like to include this tea tree king in a new book scheduled to be published in May.
There will be Sunday tea time tomorrow at Mother Leaf in Higashi Ginza.
I will post the photos there.