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VIETNAM 2013 #166

Taken in a tea plantation near Bao Loc a town in the Central Highlands, 80 miles (130 km) North of Ho Chi Minh City. The Lam Dong Province has been growing tea since the 1930s. The French started the tea plantations in the region and exploited them for their own consumption and for export.

ďBíLaoĒ is another name for this region and is famous for its tea brands: Tram Anh, Tam Chau, Rong Vang, and Ngoc Trang. Now the tea makers are Vietnamese and they pride themselves of the unique taste and quality of BíLao tea.

ďEach kind of BíLao Tea has its own taste and is made with a specific secret. Quoc Thai Tea is as sweet-smelling as jasmine, while Do Huu and Kim Anh are as sweet-smelling as cholorantus (a small white flower with a pleasant fragrance). Though produced in different ways, Bílao tea has the same characteristics, sweet and fragrant.Ē according to Vu Xuan Vinh, owner of Quoc Thai Tea Brand has been in the tea industry for 40 years.

A huge thank you to Richard Shuttleworth (Dickspics) for his User Award.

Tags: Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Lam dong province Bao Loc BíLAO TEA PLANTATION TEA LEAVES PICKERS

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dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 579 England
27 Nov 2013 6:59PM
V2 is the strongest image here.

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ColleenA Plus
7 411 6 Australia
27 Nov 2013 7:03PM
There backs must kill them by the end of the day...great set as usual
Rende 12 38 4 Netherlands
27 Nov 2013 7:25PM
Beautiful set, especially V1&2. I often drink Vietamese green tea; nice to see where it comes from Smile
vickyf 13 8 8 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 7:32PM
I think you should post under 'photojournalism' as well, as your sets always tell such a good story and the write ups are so interesting. Thank you.
tomcat 13 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 7:38PM
Taste it from here

Well documented Jean-Noel

27 Nov 2013 7:42PM
And we take a cup of tea for granted!
Three well taken and illuminating images, Jean-Noel.

Nigeve1 6 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 7:57PM
I particularly like the composition in V1.
viscostatic 13 43 5 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 8:52PM
Excdellent photographs Jean-Noel, especially the composition of V1 and interesting information too.

Maiwand 12 3 73 England
28 Nov 2013 9:39AM
Excellent shot and a great narrative Jean-Noel.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Joline Plus
13 30 53 United States
28 Nov 2013 12:38PM
A labor intensive industry for sure. V2 is really fine shot.

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