How do you pronounce Pu’er?

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Exploring the basics and some of the mysteries around fermented teas. The esteemed John Wetzel, creator and founder of Stone Leaf Teahouse, pronounces Pu’er 普洱 as something that sounds to me like pour. Though with an open and elongated “ou” and a soft shortened “r“. John is the most expert in our shop so I […]

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Where did you say this tea is from?

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Introducing Stone Leaf Teahouse’s Tea Atlas   If you have ever wondered where the tea you’re drinking comes from, you’re not alone.  When you drink tea, you can taste the place in which it was grown.  Much of the flavor is deeply connected to a particular mountainside, village, or master craftsman.  Whether you know the […]

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Yunnan Ancient Arbor Puer Cha

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Our travels began in the Xishuangbanna 西雙版納 region of Yunnan Province. Up the hills of Nannoushan 南糯山 for the first harvests of Puer Cha we found trees that have been harvested for many generations. One week in Yunnan is merely enough for a quick glimpse into the world where tea began. But it is a […]

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