I am so stoked and flattered that Petals to the Metal caught the eye of renowned mountaineer, writer, photographer, explorer, and most important of all official titles, handsome hubby of my friend Julie, Jeff Fuchs. Jeff, a Canadian (not his fault... just kidding, I love CANADA!) was the first westerner to complete the 3,000+ miles of the heralded Tea Horse Road from southwestern Yunnan over the Tibetan Plateau and down into India. He is the brains and brawn of the tea company, Jalam Teas. Intrigued? Go stalk him here.
What's a surfer artist like me have in common with a tea master like Jeff– A wave to me is like tea to Jeff– "Each tea is a journey- each tea a fuel," he says.