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A Tea for Departures – Lau Banzhang

Embarking for the south of Yunnan on the tea sourcing mission tomorrow, it seems a perfect time to indulge in a little ‘tea’ farewell from home here in Shangrila. Above, on the wooden slats of my Tibetan home’s roof, ice … Continue reading

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“Hu Kai – A Tea of the Soul” … and one that still stuns the tongue

It remains a tea that I don’t get enough of (which will hopefully be remedied in the coming two weeks). My fierce Lahu contact in Xishuangbanna assures me that this will be the case. Hu Kai’s roots, flavours, and understated … Continue reading

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“Tea’s Ancient Trees” – Absolute green, absolute heat, and absolute tea

There are few geographies (with their perks) that I would rather be than amidst the ancient tea forests of southern Yunnan, and fewer-still fluids that I’d rather consume than these forest’s ancient teas. The full article here: “Tea’s Ancient Trees” … Continue reading

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A Tea fit for a Trek

When selecting a tea for a mountain journey – and for every mountain journey there must be a tea – there is always a moment, a question: “which tea(s) for this particular trip?” The final selection signals not only a … Continue reading

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Bang Ma Sip

A little recollection of being introduced to Bang Ma tea; it contentedly remains a tea by my side on every journey since discovering it.   There are moments that hit when the head and heart – and in this particular … Continue reading

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The ‘Tea’ of the Tea Horse Road

Much of the Tea Horse Road’s great appeal is the sheer expanse of geography taken in – some estimate (as we did when our team traveled it) that five thousand grand kilometres taking in rafts of culture, language, diet, altitude … Continue reading

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Guest Blog Post for Asha Tea House

Guest blog post for David Lau’s Asha Tea House in California on tea’s very simple and understated origins in southwestern Yunnan – Pulang Mountain – here

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Puer´s Ancient Green Home- Part I

Puer’s isolated and unassuming roots revealed in southwestern China. Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jeff Fuchs Tea Blog

It seems only fair that this first tea entry begins where the ‘green’ begins – tea’s humid and understated roots. Here, where tea has been nurtured virtually unchanged in all of the patient centuries and where still today the green … Continue reading

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