The Journal

We won't be taking new orders for a temporary period of time. This hiatus will start on January 12th and will likely go on for 1-2 months.

The reason is pretty simple. We're a small operation with three teammates, in three different cities. All our inventory and orders are fulfilled by one of us. And when he can't fulfill orders, it makes things a bit challenging for us. This is a rare time where we need to take a hiatus as we won't be able to fulfill orders for an extended period of time.

We'll take orders until the end of the day on Sunday, January 12th.

In the meantime, we'll continue sourcing new teas for when we're back taking orders again.

The JalamTeas Team

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Happy End of Year Greetings to All,

As the days shorten (in the north) and temperatures drop (again in the north) we wanted to reach out with some news and updates about where JalamTeas has been, and where it is going.

We’ve enjoyed our subscription model over the last eight years and when we began there were doubts that such a model would (or could) ever work with a Puerh tea club. Because of you, it did move forward in ways that we never expected. Now, also in part because of you and your requests we’re taking a gentle step forward in what JalamTeas is about.

We’re moving on from the subscription model and will begin to focus on sourcing smaller, special batch offerings from older trees. Rarer finds, from an expanded space of geographies in limited quantities we feel we can better immerse in what we’ve long wanted to do: to get rare and special teas with a greater variety of flavour profiles -and great stories - into more cups. We fully intend on keeping to our commitment of story-telling, explaining the tea’s components and people and immersing you in as much of the southern Yunnan world (and beyond) as we can. Expanding both the regions we cover and the palate range that will be on offer, it is our intention to deepen the entire tea journey.

We’ve been getting more and more requests that we offer more in our Collector Series and teas that are discovered by Jeff on his sampling journeys – wherever that may be. And so, we’ve come to this point of being able to offer up those selections. When a tea is selected, we’ll update you by email so that you have the opportunity to access the tea and the tale behind it. No longer will teas simply arrive monthly. We’ll get more intimate with the story of how the tea came to be on offer and why it is something special to us.

Our intention is to remain true to our philosophy of sourcing new harvests and yields, but if Jeff finds something interesting in an appropriate quantity – regardless of age and source location – we’ll make it available.

This is our JalamTeas’ version of a small evolution. Each and every tea we offer from this point onwards will be introduced with a tale of where and how it was located and in what quantities it was available. That applies to coveted Spring harvests and to some of what Jeff likes to call the “underrated off-season gems”.

We’ve listened to you and now we are taking a step forward with the hope too that you continue to communicate with us about your preferences and comments. We’ll be improving our interactivity with you as well so that sippers can communicate with one another and with us about each new find.

For members, a few key details about your membership and payments:

  • December will be the last month and tea of your membership. As usual, you will be billed for your December's tea and it will be shipped around the 10th. December will be "business as usual".
  • We'll cancel all recurring payment permissions you each gave us in Mid-December. You'll get a cancellation confirmation email from our billing system.
  • If you're on gift or custom, we will make the appropriate arrangements to make sure you're made whole.
  • If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email or Live Chat.


Happy Sippings to you and hope to have you continuing to join in our tea journeys.

The JalamTeas Team

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*** We've extended the Sale until this Sunday ***
Only 15 days until Christmas! To help you share the love of tea, we prepared two specials offers for our first ever holiday sale.
 
  1. Free shipping on all teas until Thursday. Use promo code "HOLIDAYSALEX" at checkout. 
  2. Offer a gift members or sign up for membership and get a free bonus tea cake
To receive in time for Christmas, orders must be placed by:
  • Monday (14th) for the USA
  • Thursday (17th) for Canada
We wish you a warm holiday season.

The JalamTeas' Team
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Tea For Me Please reviewed our Pulang tea you received in June.

"If you are a puerh lover, I highly suggest this monthly service."

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Jeff is back in his native city of Ottawa before he heads out on his next expedition: “The Route of Wool and Wind”.

Club members and friends of JalamTeas are all invited to meet Jeff at a small and initimate tea tasting this Monday. For those that can't attend in person, we will also be broadcasting live. 

We're hosting the tasting at JalamTeas co-founder Aurelien's appartment on Monday (July 15th) at 7:30pm (EST) at 200 Rideau Street. It will be a really unique event; Jeff is even bringing out his special tea pot collection. We have limited space so please RSVP asap by email.
  
For those not in Ottawa, you can join the live broadcast at 8pm (EST) and 5pm (PST). A few minutes prior to the start, you will be able to view the broadcast in a video that we'll post right here below.

You can ask your questions in the comment section or by emailing aurelien@jalamteas.com.

The JalamTeas Team

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Jeff is taking your questions once again on our live broadcast (see last month's recording). We'll explore even further the Fermented Bada and the Zhang Lang. As always Jeff will introduce you next's months tea.

Join us right here on Sunday May 19th at 8pm EST (5pm PST). A few minutes prior to the start, you will be able to view the broadcast in a video that we'll post right here below.

 

 

You can ask your questions in the comment section or by emailing aurelien@jalamteas.com.

You can also join the discussion as a live member of the broadcast. It works much like a video conference call on Skype. Jeff and other participants will be able to see you and you will be able to ask your questions directly to Jeff on video. To reserve your "seat", simply email aurelien@jalamteas.com.

The JalamTeas Team

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Get ready, by next Friday all members should have received their Bada Mountain Fermented (Black) Puerh.

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