He Kai Unfermented Puerh from Jalam Teas – Tea Review

Sheng time! He Kai Unfermented Puerh is an August 2013 harvest from He Kai, the northern foothill area of Bulang Mountain, Menghai County, China. Jalam Teas is a monthly tea club in which they send you a puerh cake every month. Each month has a detailed write up of the tea online of where the tea was grown and of the people who make it. It is an interesting read while you enjoy your tea! For He Kai Unfermented, I was excited to hear the tea was grown in a region that had a lot of wild orchids which is known to influence the … Continue reading, hoot!

Meng Hun Unfermented Pu’er from Jalam Teas – Oolong Owl Tea Review

Meng Hun Unfermented Pu’er is a 2013 Autumn raw/sheng pu’er from the Menghai region. This tea is Jalam Teas‘ May Tea Club offering. The description of Meng Hun Unfermented Pu’er is very cool: A genuine special pick by Jeff from an area as well known for orchids and watermelons as it is for tea. Tucked into the north facing slopes of the Pulang Mountains in southwestern Yunnan, Meng Hun is a tea that has been ‘tamed’ by more consistent production methods. Jeff likes to refer to it as a ‘wild tea that has been tamed…but only just’.   As always, Jalam Teas has … Continue reading, hoot!

Meng Zhr Pu’er from Jalam Teas – Oolong Owl Tea Review

Meng Zhr Pu’er is an Autumn 2012 harvested, unfermented (sheng/raw) pu’er from South Yunnan, China. This tea is from Jalam Teas. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Jalam Teas, they have a monthly tea club. For $19 a month they will send you a 100 gram pu’er cake, with lots of information, photos or videos on the work that was put into making your pu’er cake. Each tea is hand sourced and in limited quantities. Before I crack into my sample pu’er cake, I gotta mention how much I love the card that came with Meng Zhr Pu’er. Gorgeous photography! … Continue reading, hoot!

Nan Nuo Mountain from Jalam Teas – Oolong Owl Tea Review

Nan Nuo Mountain (Nan Nuo Shan) is a green, unfermented 2012 Spring pu’er from the Nan Nuo Mountain area. This cake is specifically from a village of Bang Po Lao Zai in Southern Yunnan. This exclusive pu’er is from Jalam Teas, a monthly pu’er tea club. A little on  Jalam Teas – for $19 a month (plus shipping), they’ll send you a hand sourced, limited quanity 100 gram pu’er cake. Each cake comes with a card explaining where the tea is from, how to locals drink it and such. In addition,  Jalam Teas has a webpage for each tea with more information, plus … Continue reading, hoot!