Reviews

Jalam Teas Yiwu Unfermented Puerh

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

I usually have way too much tea but one of my guilty pleasures is my monthly shipment from +JalamTeas. I love the look of the stickers that they’ve put on the back of my recent selections but I hate ripping that beautiful tree to get to my tea. This cake was very timely because I had just finished reading Puerh Tea: Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic, an excellent book that discusses this region extensively. The leaves looked relatively normal but I was surprised at how dark the liquor was. The picture below still doesn’t really capture it. I tend to use a lot of leaf and longer infusions but the taste was still fairly mellow, especially for one so young. There were heady notes of straw with an almost menthol-like finish. That cooling affect will make this my go-to puerh when the summer nights start getting hotter.

Yiwu Unfermented Puerh received through Jalam Teas subscription.

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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.