A tea farmer and his own Gushu puerh tea tree.
Below is conversation between me and him when we were there.
“Are there snakes in this mountain? ”
I tried to ask a question which has made me feel confused and worried.
” Yes. There are many kinds of snakes like cobra and green bamboo snake, even python which has waist like arm of adult”
I was very astonished. Then I asked
“Have you ever been bite by any snakes?”
“No” (He is 47 years old)
Okay, I felt some relieved.
A few minutes later, I thought of another question
“Has anybody been bite?”
“Yes. But very rarely. ”
“No. These cases were all by Green Bamboo Snake which has much similar color to tea leaf”
“Any died? ”
“Yes. Around 6 years ago, a villager here was bite in mountain at night and he died before sent to local hospital. If there was enough time to be sent to hospital he would have survived that like others”
I felt sorry about that. Yes, in high mountain like here, it is much difficult to send injured people to the nearest hospital in town in time.
The landscape here is amazingly beautiful. It attracts me so much even I want to live there for a life long time.
“Meat of cobra is delicious? ” The farmer told me that with a smile.
“Last year, my relative catched up a cobra and sent me part of that. And I stewed that with chicken. Not just the taste is good but also it benefits my health.”
He smiled again with bright teeth.
Then I didn’t feel afraid again.
(Tea leaves from that ancient tea tree. Viscous tea liquid with strong Cha Qi and complex. Very enjoyable)