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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Tepextate Harvest

Tepextate agaves are revered for their herbaceous, vegetal flavor that is retained as it makes its way through a week of roasting, two weeks of fermenting, and finally trickling out of the fiery still that renders the sugars of the plant into spirits. They grow in harsh soil conditions, and often are harvested from a cleft of stone.

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Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Mexico
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Eric Burg