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Random Episode in China – #1

By Glenn McElhose on August 27th, 2009 under Photo of the Week, Weekly Video

Random Episode in China #1 from Glenn McElhose on Vimeo.

In case you haven’t seen any of the earlier posts, (Pre-China Trip, Random Ep 4 or some quick writes) we recently took a quick run out to China to taste and learn about Puerh tea (wikipedia link, recent Time article we’re sort of mentioned in) .  Amazing trip.  We had a great crew led by Austin @ 7 cups in Tucson and made our way around south eastern China, near Kunming.  We’ll have more to share soon about Puerh, like, what it is, where it’s from, how it’s made and the making of some crazy paste/tar like substance (made from Puerh, not some kind of drug stuff) that is an old tradition and is making its way back – interesting stuff.

The following video segment is a continuation of the randomly shot randomian thought random show project with Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose.  This time, we’re not in a library nor are we out on a boat dock fishing for fish – we’re on a street corner in Jinggu.  At night.  And it’s not really cold outside.  It’s slightly humid with a dusty breeze coming out of the southwest.  None the less.

Audio Note:  Most of this was recorded with a Shure-VP88 stereo condenser mic (good with headphones).  Apologies for when I don’t have it pointed in correct direction (sounds like they’re behind us).  None the less (2).

Other quick links:

Twitter posts – from Kevin @goodtea (see older posts for China links, some cool GPS location determination markers, not sure on accuracy)

7 Cups detailed blog

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