Berinder and Karin are half hidden beneath their loads, only their legs visible as they pull onwards and upwards. Our porter team is a ragged line of colour, weaving in and out of mounds of rock and ice, disappearing and then reappearing. On all sides, ice climbs upwards in shards and shattered pyramids while frozen pillars tenuously support huge boulders.
Himalayan expeditions should offer up something beyond simply summiting a peak in record time, or racing across an environment with barely a glance sideward. In the words of Sadanand, an epic Himalayan horseman for his 65 years, they take and demand “listening, economics and prayer” to fuel, travel and survive—and so should leave behind a sense of unparallelled accomplishment. It is perhaps the listening component that is most fascinating.
Tea once traveled the most daunting journey of any plant on the planet. Few tea drinkers know the story of how tea spread to every nation from its origin in the mountains of China. Traders for 13 centuries loaded tea on the backs of yaks, mules, horses, sheep, and man.
@solomonxdudley@TheTeaExplorer All of the companies mentioned (my own included) can offer up smaller samples so you can start puttering around on your own with infusion times, and find which leaves give you some joy. All too recommend amounts, temperatures and tips on their offerings.
@solomonxdudley@TheTeaExplorer Best thing is to sit down at any local tea seller and ask to try as many teas as you can. Darjeelings, greens, yellows, Oolongs, Puerhs....unflavoured I'd recommend. See what suits you or what flavours please. Then I'd start exploring some of the tea companies that source.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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