Some parts of the ruined tea farm can be seen from satellite images of Google Map. According to Xin'an Gazetteer (新安縣志), Tai Mo Shan was described as a hill with "stone piles" on it and tea plants were grown (上有石塔，多產茶).
The following text is copied from the Illustrated London News, issued on 16 April 1859:
"Up we go, passing round the western shoulder of Tai-mo shan, a very high mountain, covered with terraces to the very summit, though at present not cultivated. In former times, according to the legend, tea was grown there."
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