Tag Archives: Xishuangbanna

South Tea Sips 3: Moustaches and Matè Unleashed

  Those who enjoy tea’s ability to “lay the hammer down softly” have always held Jing Mai teas in regard. These words were used once by a Guangdong friend of mine whose abilities to discern teas – despite a ferocious … Continue reading

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My latest article for UNESCO on tea

Goes without say that the article (titled “Ancient Green Wisdom“) is best read with a cup of tea and perhaps a good deal more than simply “a” cup

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Jingmai Pu’erh – Menghai Part V – Last Sips

Few things bring people to concur like trees do. We need more of them everywhere and of every kind, and when the trees happen to be tea trees, there is the added bonus of the ‘sips’ and stimulant-wonder that they … Continue reading

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A Time of Talk … of Tea – Xishuangbanna lll

  There is always a kind of inevitability of events in China. With the rush, the masses, the intensity of purpose, things just MOVE!! There is the sense at times that the speed and lack of warning of when something … Continue reading

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An Arrival – Xishuangbanna/Sipsongbanna

Heat, Green, Some Characters…and more Green There are moments when the senses tell the rest of the body that one has arrived; moments when the body knows something before the mind does. Stepping out of a plane’s hatch, hot air … Continue reading

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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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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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Interview with Jeff Fuchs on Tea and Co.

Pour yourself a cup of tea and click here to read more about Jeff’s very subjective views on tea.

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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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