Jeff Fuchs Talk and Tea Tasting

Upcoming talk at Museum of Nature in Ottawa Canada on the importance of trade and Puer in the Himalayas.

Thyme and Again


About JeffFuchs

Bio Having lived for most of the past decade in Asia, Fuchs’ work has centered on indigenous mountain cultures, oral histories with an obsessive interest in tea. His photos and stories have appeared on three continents in award-winning publications Kyoto Journal, TRVL, and Outpost Magazine, as well as The Spanish Expedition Society, The Earth, Silkroad Foundation, The China Post Newspaper, The Toronto Star, The South China Morning Post and Traveler amongst others. Various pieces of his work are part of private collections in Europe, North America and Asia and he serves as the Asian Editor at Large for Canada’s award-winning Outpost magazine. Fuchs is the Wild China Explorer of the Year for 2011 for sustainable exploration of the Himalayan Trade Routes. He recently completed a month long expedition a previously undocumented ancient nomadic salt route at 4,000 metres becoming the first westerner to travel the Tsa’lam ‘salt road’ through Qinghai. Fuchs has written on indigenous perspectives for UNESCO, and has having consulted for National Geographic. Fuchs is a member of the fabled Explorers Club, which supports sustainable exploration and research. Jeff has worked with schools and universities, giving talks on both the importance of oral traditions, tea and mountain cultures. He has spoken to the prestigious Spanish Geographic Society in Madrid on culture and trade through the Himalayas and his sold out talk at the Museum of Nature in Canada focused on the enduring importance of oral narratives and the Himalayan trade routes. His recently released book ‘The Ancient Tea Horse Road’ (Penguin-Viking Publishers) details his 8-month groundbreaking journey traveling and chronicling one of the world’s great trade routes, The Tea Horse Road. Fuchs is the first westerner to have completed the entire route stretching almost six thousand kilometers through the Himalayas a dozen cultures. He makes his home in ‘Shangrila’, northwestern Yunnan upon the eastern extension of the Himalayan range where tea and mountains abound; and where he leads expeditions the award winning ‘Tea Horse Road Journey’ with Wild China along portions of the Ancient Tea Horse Road. To keep fueled up for life Fuchs co-founded JalamTeas which keeps him deep in the green while high in the hills.
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5 Responses to Jeff Fuchs Talk and Tea Tasting

  1. Howard Diner says:

    If you come through Vancouver that cup of Puerh tea is here for you .

  2. Peter says:

    I’d love to be able to make it to Ottawa for your talk, but am unable due to work commitments.

    However, if you happen to get to Toronto, and have some free time, lunch and/or dinner are on me. We have some good Tibetan restaurants here, should you wish to go that route.

    Best wishes,

  3. Glen Bentley says:

    Hello Jeff,
    I met you at the gallery inside “Thyme & Again” on Wellington St. here in Ottawa, July 2011. I cannot describe to you how fascinating I found your vivid description of your photos and their background tales. It stayed with me for days and then I visited your web site today which has taken me to another land and another place through your eyes.
    My youngest son Stephen, although studying Regional & Urban Planning, is totally involved in the tea industry and works part time for a tea company in Toronto.
    I will be passing your stories onto him and I have no doubt that he will be enthralled by the magnitude of your journeys and way of life but also what you have contributed to the subject of the importance and appreciation of tea drinking.
    My eldest son Damien lived in |China for 2 years and again the “Tea Ceremony” was a subject of great interest to him. He too will undoubtedly enjoy your website.

    Thank you for an absolute fabulous delivery on your visit to Ottawa.
    Be well. Glen Bentley

    • JeffFuchs says:

      Pleasure to hear Glen…the faces in those photos warrant no less.
      If you or your family ever makes it to Yunnan be sure to contact and I will host for some ‘mountain and tea’ time.

      Be well and good sipping.


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