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The Tea Horse Road Expedition – 8 Years’ On…

A tribute to the Tea Horse Road expedition and its participants 8 years on Continue reading

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Tea Horse Road and the Women’s Touch

As a New Year came in I thought back to those whose ‘new’ year’s have not yet come. I thought back to three generations of women who hosted our team on a barren portion of the Tea Horse Road years … Continue reading

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Tea Interview with Tealet and Jeff Fuchs…with Tea

Tealet’s fearless leader Elyse Petersen sits down for an interview with yours truly about tea, where I get to gently rant a bit about Puerh tea, people, and why tea and people cannot be separated. Enjoyed with a sip of … Continue reading

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Himalayas Change – A Nomad’s Words About Mountains

A’bing of Ganzi at 4,700 meters in a tent speaking of life in the heights. “Winter no longer knows when it wants to come. It no longer comes with white snow. Now it is mainly dry. Maybe it is time … Continue reading

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Interview with Wild China about Trade Routes

  The Enduring Obsession and Importance of the Himalayan Trade Routes here

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Tea Horse Road Portraits Appearing in China’s GoKunming

    A series of portraits that I took along that immortal route and obsession of mine, The Tea Horse Road. The series is simply called ‘The Immortals’. Gokuming’s article and the portraits appear here

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Tom Carter’s China Anthology: “Unsavory Elements” – Stories of foreigners on the loose in China

Proud to be a contributor to this spirited and very ‘now’ book on China’s potent ‘present’ tense. Book now available from Earnshaw Books. Here’s what “That’s Shanghai” Magazine had to say… http://www.thatsmags.com/shanghai/article/view/14672 My own contribution inevitably centres upon the Tea … Continue reading

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South Tea Sips 5: Concluding Sips…for now

Last days inevitably require ‘last sips’, though no sips will really be ‘last’ ones when it comes to tea. Having left Lao Banzhang, Marco and I head back to our base of food, operations, community, and what is left of … Continue reading

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South Tea Sips 4: The Extra Leaf

Bent over, with the smell of freshly fried tea literally steaming into me I am struck that the wafts emanating upwards seem a combination of sweet corn and spinach. Not that it matters really, but I do spend an inordinate … Continue reading

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South Tea Sips 2: Meals, Forearms, and an Enduring Tea Truth

  Meals seem to at times provide the only respite from the luscious infusions of tea which hit from everywhere at once. We sit in Dafa’s dark wooden kitchen on the second floor of his home deep into Nan Nuo’s … Continue reading

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