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Puer Tour Day 4

In the morning we drove to Youle. Youle is another one of the ‘Six Famous Mountains’ famous for it’s puer tea. We all got to make our own cakes and drank a lot of tea. Cha Ma Shi has six of these small factories scatter around the puer growing area of Yunnan.  Here are some… // MORE


Puer Tea Tour Day Three Photo's

Sorry to be behind in blogging this trip. We have been in places where there were no internet connections and my Blackberry didn’t work. Here are some photos to catch up. The people in the the shots are Kevin Rose, Glenn McElhose, David Dixon, Tim Bowen, Tim Ferriss, Christine Bartelt, Andy Laub, and me. I’ll… // MORE


Puer tour day 3

This morning we left for Yiwu Village after spending the night in the Yunnan Botanical Gardens. Our small bus blew out its clutch in the old city of Puer where we had stopped for dinner. We got another bus and drove to there Botanical Gardens and made it to bed around midnight. We had breakfast… // MORE


Puer tea tour day 2

We climbed on our bus this morning and headed south. At the end of the drive today we will be on the border of Laos, in a small village named Yiwu Village. Yiwu is one of the 6 famous mountains in the Xishuagnanna area. We had lunch in Ganzhuang, a small village, at a restaurant… // MORE


Puer tea tour day 1 continued

The day was spent at the airport and drinking tea at Cha Ma Si. Kevin, Glen, and Tim’s flight had been diverted to Mongolia because of weather and they missed the connecting flight to Kunming. They ended up on the same plane as Christine, Tim, David,and. Andy. The Tucson people’s baggage arrived late. Tim needed… // MORE



Another 4am morning on the puer tour

This is when jet lag gets me the first couple of days, predawn I’m wide awake. We spent last night going over the plans with Mr Hu and Mr We. Since this type of tour has never been done before, there are a lot of negotiations. Zhuping has already spent a lot of time in… // MORE


Leaving Tucson..Puer Tour

As much as I am excited to go, it is still hard to leave my family and the great staff at Seven Cups. My camera is in my suit case and my camera bag is stuffed with goodies, including a blueberry muffin from the Epic cafe here in Tucson. Thanks Mikel and Alex, and special… // MORE