The Tea Horse Road by Michael Freeman
The Tea Horse Road by Michael Freeman

The Tea Horse Road

China's Ancient Trade Road to Tibet
by Michael Freeman
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In the seventh century, during the Chinese Tang Dynasty, Tibetans began drinking fermented black tea, a valuable addition to their restricted diet of meat and milk. Beginning as an aristocratic delicacy, it quickly became a staple, but it had to be imported, first from southern Yunnan, with a secondary route from Ya'an in Sichuan. The Chinese on the other hand, had a need for war horses and the sturdy Tibetan horses were ideal. As a result a two-way trade route arose during the Song Dynasty and became known as the Cha Ma Dao, the Tea-Horse Road, a 2,300 kilometre journey from southern Yunnan to Lhasa at its core.
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About this Edition

Language

Thai

Publish Date

Mar 1, 2011

Format

Hardcover

Number of Pages

340

ISBN

9749863933

ISBN-13

9789749863930