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Puerh – The ‘Sort’

Tea ends up in nuggets and in twisted desiccated things of tangy beauty. Cakes and compressed forms line shelves and delicate curled buds are unveiled out of boutique bags and wrapping. It ends up with names and tales scarcely believable … Continue reading

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Puerh – Age and Other Words

Age of trees or bushes is one of the questions particularly vital to any discussion or selection of Puerh (regardless of how you spell it). A ten-year old tea doesn’t tell the drinker anything about the age of the leaves when picked, and for many of us this is a more intriguing and more delicious question than it sometimes gets credit for. Continue reading

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Pu erh’s Needed Basics

Mystification in Puerh’s world comes from some of its legitimate claims, but it also comes from regurgitated misinformation, marketing, and the intensely pretentious. Mystification, though, can also serve to hide or manipulate knowledge and create hype, and it is at this, that this little bit of writing is directed. Continue reading

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Tribute Photos to a Year of Tea and Mountains – 7

A tribute to mountains, tea, their characters and the preservation of the mountain culture and environments. Continue reading

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Southwest – Arriving to Pu erh Tea Central

Pu erh tea and its people and geography of southern Yunnan. A journey into sips Continue reading

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Financial Times reviews our JalamTeas’ Tea of the Month Club…and loves it

  Financial Times reviews (after significant sipping) our JalamTeas’ Tea of the Month Club offerings…and loves them. Sampling our rare Purple Leaf and the vibrant Bada Mountain Unfermented Puerh, the writer mentions that , “…the tea’s backstory was every bit … Continue reading

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Bulang Pu erh Tea – Spring Sips

  The Leaves Arrive There is something called a tea sweat, and I’m experiencing it. So is Andrew, and for someone of 250 lbs of Irish-Scotch bulk and a 6ft 7inch frame, this first time is something to enjoy, cherish, … Continue reading

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Lao Ban Zhang Pu erh – A Tea of Endurance

  Few teas that sit in my collection of leaves have ever not made a journey with me, accompanying me as a stimulant companion, ally, and vegetal mate. It is a kind of rite of passage to be taken, prepared, … Continue reading

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South Tea Sips 5: Concluding Sips…for now

Last days inevitably require ‘last sips’, though no sips will really be ‘last’ ones when it comes to tea. Having left Lao Banzhang, Marco and I head back to our base of food, operations, community, and what is left of … Continue reading

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South Tea Sips 4: The Extra Leaf

Bent over, with the smell of freshly fried tea literally steaming into me I am struck that the wafts emanating upwards seem a combination of sweet corn and spinach. Not that it matters really, but I do spend an inordinate … Continue reading

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