I'm sure there are articles elsewhere, but here's one on recent earthquakes in and near Yunnan.
This article also refers to earthquakes happening frequently in the area.
I wonder what kind of trouble the quakes cause for the tea growers?
One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.
MarshalN wrote:Well, in this particular case, not much, since it's not near the important tea growing regions.
But I'd imagine you lose trees sometimes in a quake
gingko & others may disagree
http://lifeinteacup.teatra.de/2012/02/1 ... %E4%BA%95/
This tea is produced from Yiliang county of Yunnan. Tea from Yiling has been famous since Tang dynasty. Up till Ming dynasty, Bao Hong Tea was a royal tribute tea all the time, and was given the title of “the best tea of China” by some scholars. I didn’t find out when its nickname, Yi Liang Long Jing, started to be used. But I guess it was after the “real” Long Jing became the nation’s favorite.
landslides would be able to demolish tea factories, of which there are several in Yilian Cty, hardest hit area. Could also damage some plantations :p, don't know about wild tree areas. Small buildings, where there are not much in the way of building codes for earthquakes; could result in tea processing/storage coming to a halt, not inconsequential.