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Speaking About the Ancient Tea Horse Road

In a day and age of digital everything and seemingly every topic at our fingertips, it’s rare nowadays, compared to say 50 years ago, to meet a true ‘explorer’: a person who has ventured out into truly unique and remote lands, having cultural exchanges where outsiders have perhaps not, and bringing the tales home. Our guest today, Canadian Jeff Fuchs is just that – an explorer. Continue reading

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Tribute Photos to a Year of Tea and Mountains – 7

A tribute to mountains, tea, their characters and the preservation of the mountain culture and environments. Continue reading

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The Tea Explorer – Documentary Film

Documenting the Tea Horse Road and teas origins in the documentary film The Tea Explorer. Jeff Fuchs hosts. Continue reading

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Tea Horse Road – The Faces

Beyond simply the daunting snow passes, eccentric bandits, and disorientation and dehydration abilities of the Tea Horse Road, there is the underside which kept business, business. Yeshi worked for one of the great family run companies, the Pomda-tsang, which ushered … Continue reading

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The Journey to Sho’La Pass – Part 5 – The Pass, The Wind, and a Daughter

  Up until the morning of our departure for the pass, our horseman has been a silent man, enjoying being with our group, and loving Yanpi’s bouts of sharp wit. He has done what any good horseman the world over … Continue reading

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The ‘Tea’ of the Tea Horse Road

Much of the Tea Horse Road’s great appeal is the sheer expanse of geography taken in – some estimate (as we did when our team traveled it) that five thousand grand kilometres taking in rafts of culture, language, diet, altitude … Continue reading

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