Category Archives: Explorations

The Tea Explorer – Screening at Toronto Tea Festival

The Tea Explorer gets a screening at the 2018 Toronto Tea Festival. Continue reading

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Tea, Mountains and The Close of a Year. Tributes and Moments

A new year comes and some looking back at moments and a summoning back of experiences and people seems required to pay homage to time having passed. This contemplation isn’t something noble but rather something of appreciation, and it very … Continue reading

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Puerh’s Ancient Cylinder – 竹面 – Zhú tǒng

The round cylinder of compressed Puerh, was formed using a bamboo husk and provided one of the most effective means of transporting tea along the Tea Horse Road. Continue reading

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Our Tea Explorer at Hawaii’s International Film Festival

The Tea Explorer screens at the Hawaii International Film Festival. Continue reading

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Feature Article: The Great Gangotri – Feeder of the Ganges

One of the great moving river bodies of the planet, the mother Ganges, is fed by the Himalayan Water Towers; glaciers that ebb slowly at greater speeds. We know the river itself but not necessarily the epic bodies that feed it. They are revered and worshiped…and they do ebb. The Gangotri is one of those feeders. Continue reading

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Tea Explorer Extended Run – On CBC’s Doc Channel

We’re delighted to announce that our documentary film The Tea Explorer film is getting an additional airing on Sunday Sept, 10th at 9 pm ET/10 PT on CBC’s Doc Channel in Canada. Best taken with a cup of leaves and water … Continue reading

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Moments with an Aging Classic – Bada at 10 years

One of the many voices that have counselled and often chided me comes from Mr. Li from Guangdong. Buyer of exceptional teas throughout China for collectors for decades, he runs a teashop that specializes in teas that are simply out of most people’s price range. “Aged” teas was one of his great peeves and discussion points. He raged against pricing a tea simply based on an apparent age of tea. Continue reading

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Our ‘The Tea Explorer’ Doc Film Gets Some Blushing Reviews

The Tea Explorer doc gets its first reviews…and they are good Continue reading

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The Tea Explorer – Our Tea Documentary on CBC’s Doc Channel

The Tea Explorer has its first on-air television slot on CBC’s Doc Channel in Canada on July 23rd, 2017 at 9pm ET. Continue reading

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Mustang – Part 2 – Route of Khampas

“A land of little and a route of much” is how I often view this present journey and it is how I’ve viewed many of Himalayan trade routes I’ve travelled. Our present route here in Mustang has taken us past an … Continue reading

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