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243 “aged appeal” (chen yun), 86 aged artificially fermented Puer tea, 13 aged Puer tea (lao sheng cha), 20, 34–36, 39–42, 138–40, 143–44, 144f, 190; acquired taste for, 138–41; cult status, 51; history, 54; length of aging, 12, 20, 86, 143, 144f, 161, 182–83, 197, 206; overview, 206; price, 12, 35, 61–65; vs. raw tea, 54, 138, 140–41, 184, 197; at Sanzui tea-tasting event, 161, 165–69; “warmth,” 97, 182, 183 Aged Red Mark (Hong Yin) Puer tea, 35f aged tea, 6; length of aging, 6, 7. See also aged Puer tea Ancient Tea-Horse Road (Cha Ma Gu Dao), 93–97, 99. See also Tea-Horse Road Ancient Tea-Horse Road (TV series), 95 artificially fermented tea (shu cha or shu pu), 6, 12–13, 27, 45, 91, 206; brew of, 7f; invention, 44–45 auctions, Puer tea, 100 authentic tea, search for, 133, 162, 163, 165 “Authentic Tea” (film segment), 203 “authentic tea mountain Yiwu,” 33, 35 Authentic Tea Mountain Yiwu Limited Company, 57 authenticity: an alternative, 197–204; handcrafted, 29–30; and imagined originality, 53–54; of maocha, assessing the, 66–70. See also under tea material; Yiwu authenticity anxiety, commercialization, and Chinese individualism, 75–77 Bingsheng, Huang, 116 black tea (hong cha), 12 “blank version” (bai ban) tea, 151, 152f, 157 blood pressure, Puer tea as remedy for lowering, 6, 98 blue-green tea (qing cha), 12 bowls, tea, 138–40, 167, 176f broadcasting teahouses, 192 Burma, 44, 92 caked tea/tea cake (bing cha or yuan cha), 5, 6, 34–38, 45, 102f, 157f, 169, 182f, 187f; character in center of, 107f; handcrafted, 45, 147, 200; pressing, 36, 37, 43, 44f, 147; price, 12, 35, 42, 87; production/processing, 6, 36, 41–43, 44f, 45, 53, 57, 73, 138, 147; shaped by stone press, 43, 44f; Taiwan and, 42–43; weight, 108; Zhang Yi and, 200. See also Golden Melon Tribute tea, 37 Camellia sinensis assamica (“large-leaf tea”), 11, 12, 88–92 Camellia sinensis sinensis (“small-leaf tea”), 11, 88, 91 caravans, tea, 93–97 Central Tea Company of the Republic of China, 44 Chen Jie, 92 Chen Pingyuan, 161 Cheshun Hao, entrance to, 39f China: transformation and the desire to balance, 16–23. See also specific topics China Tea Yellow Seal (Zhongcha Huang Yin), 169 Index 244  x  Index Chinese philosophies, traditional, 46, 117. See also Confucianism; Daoism “coldness” of raw Puer tea, 182–84, 218n4 compressed tea (jin cha), 206 Confucianism, 109, 117, 119, 145 consumption revolution, 20 counterfeits, Puer tea, 7, 9, 33, 35, 75–77, 117. See also fake Puer tea “crazy Puer tea,” 101 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (film), 26 cultural capital, 162, 171 Cultural Revolution, 127, 193 Daoism, 46, 117, 119, 145 Deng Shihai, 97–98 Di, Professor, 116–17 Dian Qing (Yunnan sun-dried green tea), 189 “digitizing Puer tea,” 118 Ding village, 70, 72 drying, 208 Dynamic Yunnan (play), 94–95 earthquakes, two, 110–13 eating. See food economic reform. See Reform Eddie (friend of Zhang), 33–35 fake Puer tea, 23, 27, 33, 89, 92, 104, 112, 200, 202. See also counterfeits fan, 186; history, 187–88; meanings and uses of the term, 186, 187, 189; vs. mi, 186–90; tea transformed from mi to, 187–88 Fan, Mrs., 166, 167, 169, 170, 172, 177 Fangcun Tea Market, 65, 101, 108, 110–11 Farquhar, Judith, 216n2 fermentation, 186, 205–6, 209; definition and nature of, 11; in tea leaves, deactivating (see “killing the green”). See also artificially fermented tea; postfermentation film and alternative narratives, 202–4 fine processing, 56, 67, 208 food: attitudes toward and symbolic meanings of, 16–17, 21–22; vs. tea, 130–33. See also specific foods forest tea (da shu cha), 67–68, 68f, 197, 201; Mr. Wen and, 67, 70, 71; overview, 6; pollarded (vs. nonpollarded), 128, 129f, 133–37, 201; price, 7, 67, 68, 123, 133–35, 134f, 139, 198; supply and demand, 198; vs. terrace tea, 6–7, 67–69, 116, 128, 128f, 133–39, 151, 198 Gao, Mr., 63, 64 Gao, Mrs., 203–4 Gao Fachang, 153–58 Gaoshan, 70 gift, tea given as a, 5, 18, 147, 193 gift economy, 29 gift exchange, 29 globalization, 180, 196 Golden Melon Tribute tea (jin gua gong cha), 38, 83, 84, 101 government and Puer tea, 81, 115. See also specific topics government regulations, 117–18. See also Quality Safety (QS) Standard and certification system greasy food and tea consumption...


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