Old tea house
A 140-year old tea house in Banqiao, a small town on the Southern Silk Road and Tea Horse Road, in western Yunnan, China. Run by the Wan family (grandfather opened it). The price of a pot of tea (green Puer tea) is 0.5 yuan. When the owner is not there, villagers make their own and leave money in a box. The tea house actually makes more money from selling boiling water than tea, because the owner provides the tea more as a social service for the old people than to make profit. It is at is busiest between 1200 and 1400 each day. The old stone road runs through the town.
Photo ID: 19295_47_Banqiao_teashop
Author: Michael Freeman
File state: Final
Photo size: 12.1 Mpixels (34.5 MB uncompressed) - 4256x2832 pixels (14.1x9.4 in / 36.0x24.0 cm at 300 ppi)