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Men laden with 'Brick tea' for Tibet

Men laden with 'Brick tea' for Tibet. © RBG KEW

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Tachienlu (now Kanding), West Sichuan, China : Men laden with 'Brick tea' for Tibet. One man's load weighs 317 lbs, the other's 298 lbs. Men carry this tea as far as Tachien-lu, accomplishing 6 miles per day over difficult roads. Photograph taken by the plant-hunter Ernest Wilson, July 30, 1908

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Date: 9th July 2012

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