Phase 2: Finding Helpful Resources
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.