Author: Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman is a photographer and author based in London. With an MA in Geography from the University of Oxford, his principal speciality has been documentary reportage with a focus on Asia, specifically China in recent years. Two of his most recent books have been Tea Horse Road and The Life of Tea, winner of the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book of the Year award.

The Tea Horse Road: An Ancient Trade Route

Michael Freeman, photographer and author of the ‘Tea Horse Road: China’s Ancient Trade Road to Tibet’, explores the pressed tea bricks in MAA’s care and the longest trade route in the ancient world.

Michael Freeman

7 February 2023

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