me going on about tea and orientalism again Show more
Not specifically about tea, but by analogy this article has some insights that tea enthusiasts might entertain:
"Weavers and dealers: authenticity and oriental carpets" by Brian Spooner
(in Appadurai "The Social Life of Things")
Here's a link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281199097_Weavers_and_Dealers_The_Authenticity_of_an_Oriental_Carpet
all that being said, this fu zhuan is 😍
This is a tiny instance.