Tag Archives: Yunnan Travel

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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A Little More Winter

Winter in the Himalayas “Often leaves in small stages…but sometimes it simply leaves one night” says Kersang from her village near Deqin in northwestern Yunnan. It is still ‘spring’ of this year when she says this. Being Tibetan she feels … 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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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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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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Bulang Pu erh Tea – Spring Sips

  The Leaves Arrive There is something called a tea sweat, and I’m experiencing it. So is Andrew, and for someone of 250 lbs of Irish-Scotch bulk and a 6ft 7inch frame, this first time is something to enjoy, cherish, … Continue reading

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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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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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