Reviews

Jalam Teas Bada Mountain Raw Sheng Puerh

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: varied shades of green
Ingredients: puerh tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: gold

I didn’t realize until I had already started to write this review but the most recent review that I’ve published of +JalamTeas was a 2013 that was also from Bada Mountain. One of the things I enjoy most about their service is that you really get a sense of the terroir of Yunnan. I had an inkling of what to expect because of my past experiences. This tea packed just as much astringency as I remembered but it was subtly sweeter. A peachy note lingered in the aftertaste. This became more and more prevalent with each infusion. The leaves were not very tightly compressed, leaving them wonderfully large and mostly whole. I was able to spot lots of buds as well as bud sets. I must confess that I often only drink each cake once or twice because I have so much tea that I have to get through. For some reason I find myself returning to this one a fifth and sixth time. They usually get shared with friends but I think I might be selfish and keep this one for myself.  I couldn’t resist snapping a picture of this gaiwan during my tea session. It was ordered off of AliExpress and the seller shipped me the wrong design. I was originally very disappointed. It’s grown on me over the last few months though.

Bada Mountain Raw Sheng Puerh purchased through paid subscription to Jalam Teas.

A photo posted by Nicole Martin (@teaformeplease) on Jun 26, 2015 at 9:10pm PDT

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.