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Puer Tea

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Puer tea has been grown for centuries in the Six Great Tea Mountains of Yunnan Province and in imperial China it was a prized commodity traded to Tibet by horse or mule caravan via the so called Tea Horse Road and presented as tribute to the emperor in Beijing In the 1990s as the tea's noble lineage and uniue process of aging and fermentation were rediscove. If you’ve been to a Chinese restaurant especially one in Hong Kong you’ve probably had puer It’s a post fermented tea and is said to aid digestion I heard a lot of things about puer about how Malaysia and I suppose by extension Singapore are great places to age it about how people buy them for investments and many conflicting stories about their origin Many people say that puer was discovered accidentally when caravans carrying tea to countries trading with China were exposed to the elements This caused the tea to grow moldy but instead of throwing it away people realised that this fermentation helped to mellow the taste of the tea But in a recent workshop someone told me that puer was ‘invented’ in the 1970s and that other forms of dark tea are much older than it So you can see how I was confused When I found this book I thought it would be a good way to learn about the tea and see if I could clear up some of the conflicting ideas I heardPuer Tea centers around the 2007 bubble and crash of puer focusing on how the rapid rise in the value of puer tea transformed the industry for this specific category of tea Although the book says that the prices have stablised my colleagues recently attended one of the huge tea fairs in China and reported that many of the booths were focused on puer – clearly the popularity and profit making potential of puer is still thereThis book is divided into four sections – Spring Summer Autumn Winter – and eight chapters The author talked to tea farmers merchants and consumers during and after the bubble to get a sense of what was going on Apart from the book there are also accompanying videos which can be found here I will freely admit to being of a book than video person unless we’re talking Netflix – there’s a reason why I never got into Booktube but I found the presentations which were like slideshows about rough and fine processing to be interestingI don’t think I summarise the book in a way that does it justice so I’ll just write down some of the things that I’ve learnt about puer teaThe first is about processing Unlike most Chinese teas puer is made with large leaves camellia sinensis var assamica instead of the small leafed plant that is popular in China camellia sinensis var sinensis There are also two distinct processes1 Rough processing – The end result of this is maocha which is basically green tea The tea is harvested stir roasted also called ‘killing the green’ rolled and then dried2 Fine processing – The end result of this is tea Fine processing can be further subdivided into two types for raw puer and for ripe puer artificially fermented puer For raw puer where the tea is allowed to ferment naturally the tea is steamed shaped pressed dried and wrapped For ripe puer the tea is first fermented for two to three months before being dried steamed shaped compressed dried again and wrappedThe second is the fact that where the leaves are from makes a big difference If the tea is forest tea by which they mean that the tea is collected from tall trees that are often very old it is expensive that terrace tea as it is “considered to come from a ecologically healthy environment and was thought to taste much better” Terrace tea refers to tea that was planted in terraces and which was only cultivated in Y

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Red it achieved cult status both in China and internationally The tea became a favorite among urban connoisseurs who analyzed it in language comparable to that used in wine appreciation and paid skyrocketing prices In 2007 however local events and the international economic crisis caused the Puer market to collapse Puer Tea traces the rise climax and crash. This is a one of a kind book It's very hard to find well researched books about the tea world in English This is an extraordinary book that digs deep into the roots of Puer tea it's speculative bubble during 2007 and the relationship with China's recent history Maybe the part I enjoyed the most wasn't the Puer tea stories per se but the relationship between tea culture and history It's fascinating to read about farming conditions in inland China how the revolution affected people and the impact of the Cultural Revolution of 1966 It also shows how Chinese people go around the official mandates the gray scales the different ways of thinking and the brutal difference between urban and rural China The book brushes on the academic at some points but the feeling goes away as fast as it comes It's worth reading through all of it I wished some of the sources she references in the book though were translated into English because there is so much to explore here It's definitely a great book to read if you're into China their way of thinking and obviously into tea

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Of this phenomenon With ethnographic attention to the spaces in which Puer tea is harvested processed traded and consumed anthropologist Jinghong Zhang constructs a vivid account of the transformation of a cottage handicraft into a major industry with predictable risks and unexpected conseuencesWatch the associated videos at https archiveorgdetailsPUERTEADV. The book is a sociological study of the puer tea market which includes the tea growers tea makers tea traders and consumers It cuts through a lot of the myths surrounding puer tea and although the book doesn't directly say so it implies that much of the appeal of puer tea is a search for status tradition and authenticity by modern Chinese consumers The book is about tea but what it has to say about modern Chinese society is fascinating and should be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about China The book focuses on Yiwu a puer tea growing town in 2007 I would love to read a follow up book about the puer tea market as of now 2 unexpected conseuencesWatch the associated videos at https archiveorgdetailsPUERTEADV. The book is a sociological study of the puer tea market which includes the tea growers tea makers tea traders and consumers It cuts through a lot of the myths surrounding puer tea and although the book doesn't directly say so it implies that much of the appeal of puer tea is a search for status tradition and authenticity by modern Chinese consumers The book is about tea but what it has to say about modern Chinese society is fascinating and should be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about China The book focuses on Yiwu a puer tea growing town in 2007 I would love to read a follow Managerial Decision Making up book about the puer tea market as of now

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