Phase 2: Finding Helpful Resources

Updated 8 years 4 months ago

One of the best ways to find connections to resources here in the village is to ask people who live in the village whether they know an expert on tea.

Some first person resources I can do my 3-5 minute interviews with are:

1. Li Ping- Contact person for microcampus

2. Jeanee- Has been living in the village for 3 years.

3. Yan Zi/Sunshine- tea expert at the Linden Centre

Keywords for online search:

1. Pu'er tea history

2. Pu'er tea in Yunnan

3. Medical uses for tea

4. Pu'er tea processing

I already have a book that Yan Zi let me borrow and basically anything else that involves tea in China. I also have another book that she gave me specifically about pu'er tea.

I can tell this information is valid because it is published in a book and when non-fiction books are published they have valid information.

Since they are books, the publishing company and author are probably on the cover page and inside the cover page.

I have contacted one expert in the tea field and I am waiting for his reply. His name is Zhang Jin Kun and I found him on google scholar. I chose him because his website gave really simple and clear explanations about the history of pu'er tea and its origins.





Good Start!

Hey Madeline,

Looks good so far. Do consider a 3-5 (or more) with the folks at the tea plantation as well, especially those who have been in the tea business for a long time.

I think "tea" might be a bit general and produce many non-matches.

other possibilities for search terms:

tea distribution in china

tea industry yunnan

tea industry dali

You are off to a good start with this . . . keep on keeping on . . . and share the results of your 3-5s.




Hey there! I haven't updated this description in an embarrassingly long time. I'm currently a high school junior in Shanghai American School. I was in the Alpha Pilots Microcampus group and the experience that I had was something that I'll always remember. I decided that my project was going to be on the topic of tea and how it plays into the local Bai community once I saw the surrounding environment. Note to future groups: Enjoy the moment, take in the surrounding environment, and make friends with the locals. Also, don't procrastinate, that'll stop you from doing the things you want to do (I can say that with first-hand experience).