Updated 9 years 5 months ago

I can imagine lots of possible times when I can interact with the local people. Interactions with a pu'er tea expert. I think I'll be doing a lot of that, because I want to learn everything about pu'er tea including the history it of. Learning what teas are common in the host village, and through searching for them and collecting samples will provide meaningful interactions in the village. I would have to ask people and communicate with the people who live there to help me with this project.

Updated 9 years 5 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

Updated 9 years 3 months ago


1. Mr. Lee (tea expert), interview on March 30, 2012 in Dali Old Town

2. Vendor at Tea Shop, interview on April 8, 2012 in Dali Old Town 

3. Appreciating Chinese Tea- Pu'er Tea book Bibliography: December, 2009 by World Culture Books, China Light Industry Press available at Linden Centre library

4. Yan Zi, tea expert at the Linden Centre

5. http://www.teacentre.ca/puertea.html

Types of Tea-( Sources: 1&3)

Updated 7 years 10 months ago

My main point that I hope to share with my audience is the process pu'er tea goes through in order for it to be ready to be sold. My audience for this is might include people who enjoy tea or want to learn more about the process of making tea. People touring the Xizhou/Dali area might be interested as well because my information will help them to know more about the local tea that is grown in the area.

Updated 7 years 10 months ago


1. Why did you choose this topic?

I chose this topic because tea is a subject that interests me. It is a part of my everyday life as well as my family's. So I hoped to learn more about it during my inquiry project research.

2. Who were your sources?

I was very grateful to have so many amazing sources near me, and they are:

- Yan Zi at the Linden Centre, she was very nice to me and answered all of my questions. 

About This Learner

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).