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Fri, Nov 06


Virtual Discussion with Jeff Fuchs

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Virtual Discussion with Jeff Fuchs
Virtual Discussion with Jeff Fuchs

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Nov 06, 2020, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM


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In the past, many NYTS members have inquired about a group tea trip to Yunnan, China. Well, the possibility is now at hand. Join us for a virtual discussion with Jeff Fuchs, Author of ‘The Ancient Tea Horse Road and host of the award-winning documentary “The Tea Explorer”. Jeff will share with us, based on his experience, what we might expect on a tea trip through Yunnan in the near future. —————————— Jeff Fuchs Award-Winning Himalayan Explorer & Tea Purveyor Fuchs’ photos and stories have appeared on three continents in publications such as National Geographic Traveler, The Huffington Post, Kyoto Journal Forbes, Conde Nast, Financial Times, and the South China Morning Post, amongst others. His work and life were the inspiration for the award-winning documentary about his life, ‘The Tea Explorer’ (CBC), and in particular his work on the ‘The Tea Horse Road’. For a decade he lived in ‘Shangrila’ at 3200 meters, in northwestern Yunnan Province and became the first documented westerner to walk the entire length of the Himalayan trade route, a journey taking 7.5 months. It was a journey as much fueled by tea as it was inspired by tea. National Geographic Traveler named his guided journey along the Tea Horse Road with Wild China, one of their “50 Trips of a Lifetime”, which immerses into the heart of the tea world and one of the great trade routes of the world. He leads private tours through the Puerh sourcing regions and has been a part of over 30 Himalayan expeditions…most of which were fueled by tea. He was voted one of Canada’s 100 Greatest explorers by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society based upon his work tracing and documenting the Himalayas’ epic trade routes of salt, pashmina, and resin. Besides speaking at the Royal Geographic Society in London and Hong Kong, The Explorers Club in New York and having been an invited Scholar-in-Residence at the East-West Center in Honolulu. Fuchs is the co-founder of Jalamteas, procuring his obsessive ‘need’, Puerh tea, for clients around the world. He currently spends half the year on the road leading bespoke journeys throughout the Himalayas, and the other half nestled on Big Island, Hawaii, where he is the Director of Programming and tea server to the youth attendees at the Akahiao Nature Institute, which seeks to get children outside engaged in the Natural World. A highlight in Fuchs’ tea world, was being able to prepare and serve Puerh to village elders in Chawaytiri, Peru, as a thanks for their hospitality. Fuchs never travels without a stash of tea…never. -Author of Penguin-Viking’s ‘The Ancient Tea Horse Road -Host of CBC’s award-winning documentary “The Tea Explorer” -Named by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) as “One of the Top 10 Tea Influencers in the World”

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