Jinghong Zhang (Summary) Puer Tea – TXT and Kindle

Ing from one to other I wish this book would be edited by a professional writer to make it joyful to read 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 ot 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 earn about China The book focuses on Yiwu a puer tea growing town in 2007 I would ove to read a follow up book about the puer tea market as of now This book provides an informative account of the author s encounters with the makers sellers and consumers of Pu er tea Zhang acuaints the reader With Pu Er Tea S History And The Debates Swirling Pu er tea s history and the debates swirling this product Her storytelling is engaging and her accounts are rich though they might have benefitted from attentive editing Her interesting use of jianghu a term referring to "A Chinese Literary Tradition "Chinese iterary tradition martial arts practitioners dwelling on the margins of society and iving by their skills and their wits as an analogy for the cultural milieu surrounding Pu er tea does open up some interesting angles but in places it feels strained The imposition of this concept drawn from times places and iteratures far removed from the fields and tea shops in uestion is not always a clear fit for the situations being discussed Nonetheless the book is an engaging starting point for people interested in tea cultivation and culture Growing up in a Japanese American household tea was for me ubiuitous My mother practiced Japanese Tea Ceremony so ovely tea things were all around me in fact I even kept my toy soldiers in the ornate tea canisters my mom would give to me when they were emptyI say this to to UNDERSCORE THE INITIAL JOYFUL SHOCK OF TASTING PU ERH the initial joyful shock of tasting Pu erh the first time being no stranger to uality teas I was in a depressive mode and just happened into Chicago s only Chinese Tea House Upon my first sip of the dark soup I was so transported that I felt bewildered as I was encountering something indistinct that I could not place a memory an emotion The complexity and aroma autumnal yet sweet of the earth but full of ightThe feeling of well being Cha i this tea gave me was so pleasant and ong Le valeureux guerrier lasting that it was as if a bell was ringing inside of meWritten in an almost detached way the way one might observe a circus not without humor this wonderful book goes aong way towards explaining the perplexing cultural and aesthetic rabbit hole I was about to go down This ancient often counterfeited tea which people horde and age Snowflakes on the Sea like wine travel across the world to find in its authentic form and trade and speculate onike gold This tea colors my dreams Zhang provides a clear concise and unbiased overview of the historical context and development of puer tea including the geopolitical history of the regions where puer tea is grown how tea began interacting with the Chinese cultural sphere how the structure of the puer tea industry changed during different periods of modern Chinese history Republican era prepost Cultural Revolution the debate between raw versus matured puer tea the speculative market for puer tea during the mid 2000s and the differences between terrace tea versus forest ancient tree tea This is one of the best primers for insight into the Chinese tea industry Fascinating to read about the pu erh bubble burst of 2007 where the price of tea rose to ridiculous heights before predictably crashing Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy leaving aot of speculators with huge stocks of tea worth pennies in comparison to what they had aid out Woven around this crash are histories of teas pu erh in particular and detailed descriptions of growing harvesting processing storing pu erh possibly of interest only to tea heads Definitely a must read for anyone who oves tea especially puerh I ove that Zhang gives many perspectives on the story of the 2007 pricing bubble Most of us here in the US did not have access to all of those nitty gritty details. 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. I Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival loved this study about this much debated Heicha which involves interviews film clips and great written analyses I see myself coming back freuently toook up uotes and segments If you are into puerh or just tea in general this is the book for you 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 
It s fascinating 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 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 Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, 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 toearn 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 The Fix 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 Il just write down some of the things that I ve earnt about puer teaThe first is about processing Unlike most Chinese teas puer is made with arge eaves camellia sinensis var assamica instead of the small eafed 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 and for ripe puer 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 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 ineage and uniue process of aging and fermentation were rediscove. .
Here the eaves 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 Yunnan from the ate 1970s and early 1980s onwards This was a bit of a surprise because I remember hearing from someone else that cultivated tea was superior to wild tea because when the tea trees grow too tall the eaves The Casa Mono Cookbook lose aot of flavour or something ike that Sounds ike we ve got two different marketing stories going onThe third thing I earnt was about different puer regions I was completely ignorant about the different places where Puer came from I knew they had to be from Yunnan but that was about it so it was interesting to earn about Yiwu and Menghai Yiwu is famous for their raw puer tea which are often made in small family farms while Menghai makes both raw and ripe puer Menghai is where the first tea factory Menghai Tea Factory was set up marking the start of mechanical tea processing in Yunnan Menghai is also famous for Factory was set up marking the start of mechanical tea processing in Yunnan Menghai is also famous for Menghai taste in their puer which comes from the climate thereThe fourth thing I earnt was that it is not easy to define puer I ve always defined it by ocation the same way I define darjeeling tea but I ve since Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) learnt that as the importance of having a clear identity of puer tea grows the controversial it becomes This controversy is situated in the context of China s transformation the consumer revolution and the desire of undeveloped regions such as Yunnan to promote themselves Basically everyone wants to claim their puer as authentic and the Yunnan government wants to use it to promote tourism and themselves There are people who think that the tea was overcooked by the government but others think it s too raw and that stronger clearer and scientific regulations and supervision are needed And as demand outstrips supplyeaves from other regions enter the market making it harder to identify authentic tea Teas that were sold in Yiwu as being the authentic forest tea of Yiwu were found to be terrace tea eaves from the same region or even worse blended terrace tea eaves from somewhere far away Not to mention that there used to be something called Puer green tea which many people might see as a contradiction how can a tea be puer and green at the same timeOne chapter in the book also ties the uestion to authenticity to the consumer s image of puer Many people want to think of puer as an ancient tea and will even travel to Yunnan to ook for the most authentic version But as one interview put it he traveled to Yiwu but found that different grades of Maocha are secretly being blended While you can discover a clear and clean version of Maojian a green tea from Henan if you go to its hometown the interviewee felt that the same standards for Puer tea do not exist in its hometown While part of it may be due to the presence of mixed tea eaves in the tea his disappoint may also be due to the contrast between propaganda and experience between imagination and reality between the perfect past and the uneven present The ast thing I Learnt Was That There was that there tea connoisseur s in Yunnan who are calling for Puer to be classified as its own tea category separate from dark tea The reasoning behind this is that the post fermentation process for Puer is very different from other dark teas Of course the rising price of puer at that time may also play an unmentioned part I don t agree with the argument but now I see understand the reasoning behind the people who insist that Puer be classified separatelyOverall this is a pretty interesting book It s fairly academic in tone but it does present a detailed view into the recent history of puer as well as the issues and controversies that surround it If you re ooking
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learn about puer you might want to consider thisThis review was first posted at Eustea Reads There is Conflict in Blood lot of good information about pu erh tea but it feelsike tea facts with business facts doesn t connect it s ike jump. Red it achieved cult status both in China and internationally The tea became a favorite among urban connoisseurs who analyzed it in anguage comparable to that used in wine appreciation and paid skyrocketing prices In 2007 however ocal events and the international economic crisis caused the Puer market to collapse Puer Tea traces the rise climax and crash.
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    Jinghong Zhang (Summary) Puer Tea – TXT and Kindle Growing up in a Japanese American household tea was for me ubiuitous My mother practiced Japanese Tea Ceremony so lovely tea things were all around me in fact I even kept my toy soldiers in the ornate tea canisters my mom would give to me when they were emptyI say this to to underscore the initial joyful shock of tasting Pu erh for the first time being no stranger to uality teas I was in a depressive mode and

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    Jinghong Zhang Ù 2 Read & download Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù Jinghong Zhang Summary Puer Tea 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 fascin

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    Jinghong Zhang (Summary) Puer Tea – TXT and Kindle Zhang provides a clear concise and unbiased overview of the historical context and development of puer tea including the geopolitical history of the regions where puer tea is grown how tea began interacting with the Chinese cultural sphere how the structure of the puer tea industry changed during different periods of modern Chinese

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    Read & download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ù Jinghong Zhang Jinghong Zhang Ù 2 Read & download Summary Puer Tea I loved this study about this much debated Heicha which involves interviews film clips and great written analyses I see myself coming back freuently to look up uotes and segments If you are into puerh or just tea in general this is the book for you

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