Category Archives: Tea

Tea – After an all night 7-hour tea session (and the ensuing rapture) in a Taiwanese teahouse, my own ‘tea fix’ was fixed. Asia’s great green commodity has (like few other luxuries) soothed, fed and stimulated. Tea holds a vital role as one of the few constants in my life – a constant that only becomes more satisfying with time.

Southwest – Arriving to Pu erh Tea Central

Pu erh tea and its people and geography of southern Yunnan. A journey into sips Continue reading

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Wuyishan Oolongs – Rock Teas and Red Robes

A journey to Wuyishan to search out the origins and process of the famed Oolong Rock Teas of Chinese tea fame Continue reading

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Green Tea – Long Jing’s Three Roasts and One Roaster

Looking at Long Jing Tea in Hangzhou with a look at where, who and how Continue reading

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A Brilliant Bit of Puerh Sampled…at Last

“What you taste when you know what has gone into creating that Pu erh cake of tea is an entirely different sensation than that same tea served without its story, without its hands”. Continue reading

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The Ancient Tea Horse Road – Now in Portuguese

As an old trader along the Ancient Tea Horse Road once remarked to our team as we traveled through his village, “You all are lucky because you can read, you can write, and can tell a story that many will … Continue reading

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Tea Horse Road – words from Drolma

Elder Drolma from Dzogong speaks and reminisces about the days of the Tea Horse Road linking her home in eastern Tibet with Lhasa and beyond. In her words “It was a journey that both gave and took life”. Both Drolma … Continue reading

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Condè Nast Traveller Tea Article on Jeff Fuchs

  Condè Nast Traveller Tea Article on Jeff Fuchs Condè Nast Traveller introduces my latest tea-fueled exercises in the green leaf here. A trip of sips with some of the most ancient of cultures of the green on the planet…from soil … Continue reading

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Tea-Infused Journey to the Sources of the Leaf – Beginning next March

  Much sipping, waiting, travelling, and finally contentment, has been put into creating a tea tour with Wild China where we will sip of the greens, the whites, the precious Puerhs and as many other teas as we can manage in … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka In Style and Dilmah Teas join with Jeff Fuchs

  Though I’m not known for cocktails, looking forward to joining tea-stained forces with Dilmah Teas and Sri Lanka In Style for a series of hosted talks and evenings throughout some of Sri Lanka’s most fabled resorts. Tea tales, mountain … Continue reading

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Tea Horse Road – Nomad Style

Few can claim to live as simply and as absolutely efficiently within (and atop) their environment as the nomads (ndrog’ba) who have long learned to survive and thrive well above 4,000 metres. Closer to the sky than most, their lives … Continue reading

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