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Yunnan Puer tea - hand pressed in Shaxi Old Town

A seasoned local tea factory buyer makes good

  • Formed Yunnan puer tea in bamboo sleeves - Shaxi Ah Ping Tea Press

Ah Ping is a young man from the town of Bao Shan, a tea making district in Eastern Yunnan. Working 11 years in a tea factory there, Ah Ping learned much about the art of Yunnan Puer tea making. He has set up a shop in Shaxi Old Town where he demonstrates the ancient art of hand pressing Yunnan Puer tea. His shop is intimate and he has a tasting room upstairs. Visitors can choose from various sizes and varieties of Yunnan Puer tea cakes, some shaped like mushrooms and bells.

Yunnan Puer tea makes a great gift for tea lovers, and there's no better place to buy freshly pressed cakes than Ah Ping's shop.

His shop is located just to the left of Shaxi Xing Jiao temple in Sideng Square.

  • Raw Yunnan Puer tea - Shaxi Ah Ping Tea Press
  • The tea presses - Shaxi Ah Ping Tea Press
  • Yunnan puer tea drying - Shaxi Ah Ping Tea Press
  • Pressing Yunnan puer tea - Shaxi Ah Ping Tea Press
  • Shaped Puer tea cakes - Shaxi Ah Ping Tea Press
  • Home pressed Yunnan Puer tea - Shaxi Ah Ping Tea Press
  • Yunnan Puer tea tasting - Shaxi Ah Ping Tea Press
Shaxi Old Theatre Inn
Duan Jia Deng Village, Shaxi Town
Jianchuan County, Dali, Yunnan, 671302, China
Call: +86 872 4722 296

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Welcome to Shaxi Yunnan China - a cultural treasure of the ancient Tea Horse Road

Located halfway from Lijiang to Dali, Shaxi Yunnan is home to a beautifully preserved traditional way of life that offers a glimpse into a forgotten era. Shaxi has been protected from mass tourism due to its relative distance from popular destinations in Yunnan. But a new highway has made the driving distance from Dali to Shaxi or Lijiang just 90 minutes. The local government, keen to protect Shaxi's unique cultural heritage, is working with a conservation team that aims to create a sustainable travel strategy for the valley, encouraging activities that provide ownership opportunities for local families. Go now!