Searching for the largest tea tree in the world

Jul 31, 2018

The most prized Pu’er tea trees produce tea leaves that’s worth thousands per kilo. Discovered in 1991, the largest of these tea trees is 84 feet tall, nestled in the Ailao Mountains near Qiangzha Village in the Yunnan province of China. 

At 2,700 years-old, it is also considered one of the oldest. Clarissa Wei takes us on a hike through the mountains of Pu’er to find this elusive tree, which many villagers consider a deity.

YunnanTea treesPu'er teaAiliao Mountains


Written and Voiceover by: Clarissa Wei 

Featuring: Leah Li 

Produced by: Clarissa Wei 

Shot by: Lui Chen 

Edited by: Nicholas Ko 

Mastered by: Victor Peña