Traditional Tea Growing in the New Territories, RASHKB article

HF: Patrick Hase and James Hayes have kindly given permission to post their article, Traditional Tea Growing in the New Territories. KC Iu was also co-author but regrettably I have been unable to contact him.

The article was published in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, Vol 24, 1984.

It has three sections, each written by one of the co-authors. The initial paragraphs of each have been extracted below.

If you have seen tea growing and being sold at Ngong Ping (the site of the Big Buddha) you may not be aware that it was grown in many localities in the New Territories. This article mentions the following villages where the author found tea being grown:

Fu Ta Chau, Ha Yeung, Hang Kung Uk, Mau Tso Ngam, Lower Keung Shan, Nam Wai, Pa Mei (Shan Ha) Pak Kong Au, Pui O Tong, Shan Liu, Sheung Sze Wan, Tai Hang Hau, Tai Po Tsai, Tong Fuk, Upper Keung Shan, Wong Chuk Yeung

Tea, traditional tea growing in the NT, RASHKB Vol 24, 1984 snipped a

Tea, traditional tea growing in the NT, RASHKB Vol 24, 1984 snipped photo a

Tea, traditional tea growing in the NT, RASHKB Vol 24, 1984 snipped photo b

Mau Tso Ngam google map location

Location of Mau Tso Ngan village

Tea, traditional tea growing in the NT, RASHKB Vol 24, 1984 snipped b

Tea, traditional tea growing in the NT, RASHKB Vol 24, 1984 snipped photo c

Tea, traditional tea growing in the NT, RASHKB Vol 24, 1984 snipped c

 

Tea, traditional tea growing in the NT, RASHKB Vol 24, 1984 snipped photo d

Traditional Tea Growing in the New Territories – the complete article

See: RASHKB says “Anyone with an interest in the history, art, literature and culture of China and Asia, with special reference to Hong Kong, will enjoy membership of the Hong Kong Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, which is generally regarded as the premier Society for the study of Hong Kong and South China. Dating back over 150 years, the Society is today a very active body, organizing varied visits, talks, seminars and more.”

The Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch website

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