Documentary on Puerh Tea

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Documentary on Puerh Tea

by betta » Sep 14th 11 6:49 pm

Interesting documentary about origin of puerh tea on CCTV with english sub. Worth watching.
Part 1
Part 2

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Re: Documentary on Puerh Tea

by teaisme » Sep 14th 11 8:50 pm

thanks something to watch at work!

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Re: Documentary on Puerh Tea

by the_skua » Sep 15th 11 12:14 am

Where is that insane cosmic temple of an aging room in part 2?

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Re: Documentary on Puerh Tea

by gasninja » Sep 15th 11 2:03 am

Get your EOT bangwai Transition tea :)

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Re: Documentary on Puerh Tea

by DarkenedSun » Sep 19th 11 4:09 pm

Thanks for posting. Interesting watch for sure. It made me feel proud to drink Chinese tea. :lol:

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Re: Documentary on Puerh Tea

by bagua7 » Jan 1st 14 1:02 pm

I am updating the links provided by betta with YT ones because they load too slowly:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

I also added two others which follow up the topic.

Enjoy!

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Re: Documentary on Puerh Tea

by Tead Off » Jan 2nd 14 4:57 am

Good documentary. Thanks!

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Re: Documentary on Puerh Tea

by Exempt » Jan 2nd 14 6:48 am

the_skua wrote:Where is that insane cosmic temple of an aging room in part 2?
At what time is it shown?

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Re: Documentary on Puerh Tea

by Emmett » Jan 3rd 14 12:11 am

Exempt wrote:
the_skua wrote:Where is that insane cosmic temple of an aging room in part 2?
At what time is it shown?

At end of part3 and start of part 4

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Re: Documentary on Puerh Tea

by eyvind » Jan 9th 14 6:39 am

I watched the documentary. It was interesting.

I am a bit skeptical about the first parts and the "debate"over the origin of tea. I don't think there has been a raging controversy over the exact origin of Camellia sinensis, southern China is clearly the center of diversity. The evidence the film producers provided did not seem very scientific. They referenced several legends about tea from Southern China as direct evidence. I certainly believe this material is valuable in the story of tea but is not acceptable proof to the natural distribution of the plant. The fossil they mention "magnoliid" they dated in the cretaceous. Tea is not even in that lineage (it is an asterid). This level of taxonomy is not particularly useful in floristics since these lineages are pretty much globally distributed. Besides these matters are typically discussed using floristic provinces as geographic unit rather than politcal boundaries.
(Biogeography rant ends. Can't help it sometimes :twisted: )

The second part about the history of pu erh was good. I did especially enjoy the cosmic temple of aging cakes!