Jalam Teas Launch

Tea - Out of the Bag

And so, after much sipping and traveling; after obsessing on how to get teas ‘out of the bag’ from the gardens and ancient tea sources to you direct, Allen, Aurelien and myself have finally got our modest version of how tea should be sourced and served up and running.

Our name hints at what we’re about as “Jalam” literally translates into ‘Tea Road’ in Tibetan. ‘Every Tea is a Journey’ honours not only the tea itself, but the people and efforts involved getting the leaf to the cup.

Welcome to Jalam Teas


About JeffFuchs

Bio Having lived for most of the past decade in Asia, Fuchs’ work has centered on indigenous mountain cultures, oral histories with an obsessive interest in tea. His photos and stories have appeared on three continents in award-winning publications Kyoto Journal, TRVL, and Outpost Magazine, as well as The Spanish Expedition Society, The Earth, Silkroad Foundation, The China Post Newspaper, The Toronto Star, The South China Morning Post and Traveler amongst others. Various pieces of his work are part of private collections in Europe, North America and Asia and he serves as the Asian Editor at Large for Canada’s award-winning Outpost magazine. Fuchs is the Wild China Explorer of the Year for 2011 for sustainable exploration of the Himalayan Trade Routes. He recently completed a month long expedition a previously undocumented ancient nomadic salt route at 4,000 metres becoming the first westerner to travel the Tsa’lam ‘salt road’ through Qinghai. Fuchs has written on indigenous perspectives for UNESCO, and has having consulted for National Geographic. Fuchs is a member of the fabled Explorers Club, which supports sustainable exploration and research. Jeff has worked with schools and universities, giving talks on both the importance of oral traditions, tea and mountain cultures. He has spoken to the prestigious Spanish Geographic Society in Madrid on culture and trade through the Himalayas and his sold out talk at the Museum of Nature in Canada focused on the enduring importance of oral narratives and the Himalayan trade routes. His recently released book ‘The Ancient Tea Horse Road’ (Penguin-Viking Publishers) details his 8-month groundbreaking journey traveling and chronicling one of the world’s great trade routes, The Tea Horse Road. Fuchs is the first westerner to have completed the entire route stretching almost six thousand kilometers through the Himalayas a dozen cultures. He makes his home in ‘Shangrila’, northwestern Yunnan upon the eastern extension of the Himalayan range where tea and mountains abound; and where he leads expeditions the award winning ‘Tea Horse Road Journey’ with Wild China along portions of the Ancient Tea Horse Road. To keep fueled up for life Fuchs co-founded JalamTeas which keeps him deep in the green while high in the hills.
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9 Responses to Jalam Teas Launch

  1. Jeff– Everyone at WildChina is so excited about the launch of Jalam Teas. Can’t wait to sample your teas!

    Nellie Connolly

  2. elisa alday says:

    For sure it will be the best TEA in the world …where and when it will be possible to buy the Jalam Teas in Spain ?
    best ,

    • JeffFuchs says:

      Big thank you Elisa. Our teas are available to be sent wherever you are. Our man Aurelien takes care of all shipping and the heavy end of things.

      If you order online he will get it to you and if you have questions about shipping, send them to him…questions about tea come to me.

      Hope some tea arrives in Spain.

      be well,

      • pispa says:

        Hi Jeff,
        I will be delighted to be (maybe ?) the firts one getting JALAM TEA in Spain !!!
        I will get in touch with Aurelian just now. Best wishes ,

  3. Peter says:


    Very glad that you have taken this step, Jeff. As you know, it is something that I have been waiting for for some time. And just in time for holiday shopping, too.


    Best wishes,

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