Martin Yan's Hidden China

For All The Teas In Western China

Season 1, Episode 6 of 13

Yunnan Province is well known for its tea production. Martin visits the famous Pu-erh tea region and gains some 'hands-on' experience at the tea plantations. In addition to picking tealeaves, Martin discovers how tea and tea products are processed and packaged. He learns to make the famous 'tea cake' - a brick of tea compressed into a round shape, which is then labeled, stamped and aged. At the tea museum, Martin views many historical teacakes and learns about their value and social significance. Finally, a local chef shows Martin how tea can be used as a cooking ingredient. He tastes and comments on two fabulous local tea dishes. Martin's Cooking Tip: Wrappers.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
8/9/2012
10 a.m.
8/9/2012
noon
8/9/2012
5 p.m.
8/10/2012
1 a.m.
8/11/2012
4:30 p.m.
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