Men Laden With Tea - Ernest H. Wilson


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Men laden with 'Brick Tea' for Thibet. One man's load weighs 317 lbs. Avoird. The other's 298 lbs. Avoird.!! Men carry this tea as far as Tachien lu accomplishing about 6 miles per day over vile roads, 5000 ft. ." I suspect that Wilson made a mistake; either miscalculating a conversion from Chinese Imperial to European weight measure, or that he believed an inflated figure offered him by a less than honest native. However, others purportedly shared the same beliefs that some porters did in fact, carry upwards of 300 pound loads.

Source Web: Ernest H. Wilson. Men Laden With Tea[online]. Sichuan Sheng, China : Wikipedia.org, 1908. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shen_Wansan>. [q959] [s118]




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„Brick Tea was mainly produced in the Si-Chuang province prior to 1949. It is now also available in other provinces as well.“

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