Pu’er Academy with A Gift of Tea

Most of you know by now that +Jo J is the hostess with mostest. I can’t think of a time when this is more evident than her Spring White Tea. This was the 12th year running and my third time attending. The theme was a bit different than years past and I loved how representative it was of Jo’s personal journey with tea. Pu’er Academy was an intriguing title and I immediately volunteered to assist with serving tea. The table settings were beautifully laid out.

I brought along my travel tea tray and one of my favorite gaiwans. The folks seated at my table were new to puerh so it was great to have the opportunity to geek out and introduce them to one of my favorite types of tea. The teas that we enjoyed were:

Bada Mountain 2014 sheng from +JalamTeas
Bada Mountain 2012 shou from +JalamTeas
+Misty Peak Teas 2014 sheng
CNNP shou (not sure of the year)

One of my favorite things about this annual event is getting to see all of the familiar faces. Fellow bloggers +Darlene Meyers-Perry and +sara shacket were in attendance. Theresa from +T Shop and Lisa from +Tiny Pinecone Teahouse and Bakeshop were there as well as writer Max Falkowitz from Serious Eats. +Evan Draper and +Brandon Hale were the guest speakers and they did a great job of educating without giving the audience information overload.

Make sure that you check out +Jo J‘s website, A Gift of Tea, to keep tabs on future events like this one.

+Tiny Pinecone Teahouse and Bakeshop‘s famous olive oil brownie gets the delicious addition of a cherry

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My name is Nicole and I love tea...a lot! I have been writing about my love of the leaf since 2008. My work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. I am the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.