On way to highland tea gardens near Phou San. This seems to be local people planting with a small scale Chinese or Lao Chinese roaster just setting up. Its not a plantation or Chinese owned or a concession. Lao farmers.
Pa Xiong and me looking north. He harvests and roasts the tea specially for me. A reliable quality tea supply is difficult to secure. So I buy from trusted family farmers. I know his cousins and met his wife and 2 kids. Nice man. Hard worker..good tea far
View north to Kham District toward Vietnam...110 kms?
Lao Hmong tea farmers hut..next to roaster.
Pa Xiong explained tea roasting process by single farmer.