Puerh tea is a fermented tea is known as the champaign of tea. It’s more like wine, with analogs to red and white wine. In addition to oolongs, it is the only collector’s tea, with collection of puerh being the prime collector’s tea in the Chinese world, i.e., HK, Taiwan, Malaysia.
Anyway, the puerh universe is vast so the Puerh Junky site focuses on the iconic aspect of puerh art, items that cannot be found on other popular sites. Considerable attention has been paid to giving the visitor an as accurate a depiction of each production as possible, including storage conditions, factory reputation, taste, and effects. There are plenty of pictures to boot. The blog furthers these objectives.
I’ve taken to peddling puerh once a month at the Altadena farmer’s market. It always makes for interesting encounters, particularly among those who are keen on wine or cigars. Last month a cigar man was particularly taken by the 2008 Da Li Tuo. Xiaguan Factory has a reputation for smoky productions. Individuals who enjoy lapsang suchong would do well to venture into the realm of some puerh productions.