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Tea mountain of mending in Sichuan (四川蒙頂山). Candle light dinner.

Tea mountain of mending in Sichuan (四川蒙頂山). Candle light dinner.

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note

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Tea mountain of mending in Sichuan (四川蒙頂山). 四川蒙頂山。southwest of chengdu lies the tea mountain of the famous Sichuan green tea. Great weather, wonderful air & environment, superb green tea, candle light, fresh & tasty Sichuan dinner, some local alcohol, good music, and laughter of friends. What a way to finish off this trip.

Tea mountain of mending in Sichuan (四川蒙頂山). 四川蒙頂山。southwest of chengdu lies the tea mountain of the famous Sichuan green tea. Great weather, wonderful air & environment, superb green tea, candle light, fresh & tasty Sichuan dinner, some local alcohol, good music, and laughter of friends. What a way to finish off this trip.

— 4 weeks ago with 2 notes

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Tea mountain of mending in Sichuan (四川蒙頂山). Relaxing.

Tea mountain of mending in Sichuan (四川蒙頂山). Relaxing.

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note

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Anren Zhen. One of chengdu, Sichuan suburbs in the southwest, anren Zhen is a charming little town with restored old city center. It’s not ancient but restored back to turn of the century form.

Anren Zhen. One of chengdu, Sichuan suburbs in the southwest, anren Zhen is a charming little town with restored old city center. It’s not ancient but restored back to turn of the century form.

— 4 weeks ago with 2 notes

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Relaxing in Chengdu, Sichuan. Sichuan university. In the main road there are these lovely benches to sit on.

Relaxing in Chengdu, Sichuan. Sichuan university. In the main road there are these lovely benches to sit on.

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note

#China  #Sichuan  #Sony A7  #vsco  #25mmcanonserenar35ltm  #Chengdu 
Relaxing in Chengdu, Sichuan. Riverside parks are filled with locals drinking tea, playing Majang in pairs if fours. It’s the slow life.

Relaxing in Chengdu, Sichuan. Riverside parks are filled with locals drinking tea, playing Majang in pairs if fours. It’s the slow life.

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note

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Relaxing in Chengdu, Sichuan. Totally relaxed after an entire afternoon of hanging out with chengdu locals at the riverside park drinking tea, chewing on peanuts, and people watching. Right now, life is good ~~

Relaxing in Chengdu, Sichuan. Totally relaxed after an entire afternoon of hanging out with chengdu locals at the riverside park drinking tea, chewing on peanuts, and people watching. Right now, life is good ~~

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note

#China  #Sichuan  #Sony A7  #vsco  #25mmcanonserenar35ltm  #Chengdu 
Relaxing in Chengdu, sichuan. Bamboo forest. Very lush.

Relaxing in Chengdu, sichuan. Bamboo forest. Very lush.

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note

#China  #Sichuan  #Sony A7  #vsco  #25mmcanonserenar35ltm  #Chengdu 
Entrance to shangrila old city. After the big fire of 2014 this is now the main entrance to the old city.

Entrance to shangrila old city. After the big fire of 2014 this is now the main entrance to the old city.

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note

#25mm Canon Serenar 3.5 LTM  #Sony A7  #china  #yunnan  #shangrila  #vsco 
Yak butter tea. 酥油茶 (yak butter tea) is the oldest form of taking milk with tea (which is how in general everyone except the East Asians drinks their afternoon tea nowadays). This variation using the more storable butter instead of the quickly spoilt milk started 2000 years ago (as recorded by Han dynasty officials by way of export receipts) is still the in-vogue method for Tibetans even now (as we are drinking this yak butter tea in shangrila resturant today) Tibetan yak butter tea comes in two forms, adding a bit of salt or a bit of sugar, both rich in yak butter to help them recover from the harsh environment of the highlands and the steppe, as well as butter’s acid balancing the tea’s base to balance pH content.

Yak butter tea. 酥油茶 (yak butter tea) is the oldest form of taking milk with tea (which is how in general everyone except the East Asians drinks their afternoon tea nowadays). This variation using the more storable butter instead of the quickly spoilt milk started 2000 years ago (as recorded by Han dynasty officials by way of export receipts) is still the in-vogue method for Tibetans even now (as we are drinking this yak butter tea in shangrila resturant today) Tibetan yak butter tea comes in two forms, adding a bit of salt or a bit of sugar, both rich in yak butter to help them recover from the harsh environment of the highlands and the steppe, as well as butter’s acid balancing the tea’s base to balance pH content.

— 4 weeks ago

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Shangrila county (formerly 中甸). Highlands at 3300 meters above sea level. Summer is a time for the highland grasslands to become alive with life.

Shangrila county (formerly 中甸). Highlands at 3300 meters above sea level. Summer is a time for the highland grasslands to become alive with life.

— 1 month ago

#25mm Canon Serenar 3.5 LTM  #Sony A7  #vsco  #china  #yunnan  #shangrila 
Shangrila county (formerly 中甸). Highlands at 3300 meters above sea level. Tranquil and peaceful.

Shangrila county (formerly 中甸). Highlands at 3300 meters above sea level. Tranquil and peaceful.

— 1 month ago with 1 note

#25mm Canon Serenar 3.5 LTM  #sony A7  #vsco  #china  #yunnan  #shangrila 
Shangrila county (formerly 中甸). Highlands at 3300 meters above sea level. Summer is a time for the highland grasslands to become alive with life.

Shangrila county (formerly 中甸). Highlands at 3300 meters above sea level. Summer is a time for the highland grasslands to become alive with life.

— 1 month ago

#25mm Canon Serenar 3.5 LTM  #Sony A7  #vsco  #china  #yunnan  #shangrila 
Shangrila county (formerly 中甸). Highlands at 3300 meters above sea level. Summer is a time for the highland grasslands to become alive with life.

Shangrila county (formerly 中甸). Highlands at 3300 meters above sea level. Summer is a time for the highland grasslands to become alive with life.

— 1 month ago

#25mm Canon Serenar 3.5 LTM  #Sony A7  #vsco  #china  #yunnan  #shangrila 
Shangrila county (formerly 中甸). Highlands at 3300 meters above sea level. Summer is a time for the highland grasslands to become alive with life.

Shangrila county (formerly 中甸). Highlands at 3300 meters above sea level. Summer is a time for the highland grasslands to become alive with life.

— 1 month ago

#25mm Canon Serenar 3.5 LTM  #Sony A7  #vsco  #china  #yunnan  #shangrila