The Tea Explorer – Screening at Toronto Tea Festival

The Toronto Tea Festival will be hosting director Andrew Gregg and I for a special screening of our ‘Tea Explorer’ film at the upcoming Toronto Tea Festival on Friday February 2nd.

One of the makers of an extraordinary tea in the Himalayas…at a small truck stop in Himachal Pradesh. One cannot have tea, without the people.

Tea, Mountains, and some gabbing about life and the people along the one of the most magnificent and underrated Himalayan trails. The Tea Explorer is a journey into this old route which served as more than simply a trade route. Immigration route and highway through the sky, it was a dominant contributor to how the Himalayas were built. The world of snow, economics, and the world of spiritual influences all came into play upon this pathway, that many Tibetans called, ‘The Eternal Road’.

The leaves will be present for our screening.

We’ll commence the evening at 6:30pm for questions, tea talks, and some tea serving which will lead us to the film screening which will be showing from 7:20pm until 8:40pm. The Tea Explorer evening will be a chance to look at Puerh tea, the Ancient Tea Horse Road as well as the basics of shooting the film. Andrew is a provocative treat in full tea mode, so be warned.

Though I won’t be creating any teas at our evening, I will be serving!!

Tickets are available now for pre-booking here.

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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