OolongDragon.com: The quality of tea is affected by a lot of factors & it is best that you know them to get quality tea. Four main regions producing high quality Pu-erh tea in Yunnan: Simao, Xishuangbanna, Boshan, and Lincang
OolongDragon.com Top Criteria to Check when Choosing Pu-erh Tea OolongDragon.com The quality of tea is affected by a lot of factors & it is best that you know them to get quality tea. OolongDragon.com A. Area of Production Four main regions producing high quality Pu-erh tea in Yunnan: Simao, Xishuangbanna, Boshan, and Lincang OolongDragon.com B. Leaf Source Pu-erh teas are obtained from harvested leaves of arbor tea trees or qiao mu, bushes of tea or guan mu and wild trees. OolongDragon.com Pu-erh tea derived from arbor trees are richer in flavor and has stronger energy or qi. OolongDragon.com Wild tea trees are usually found in dense forests near bordering regions and their produce possess a unique taste. OolongDragon.com C. Farming Methods Plantation Style (taidi cha): Consists of tea bushes planted neatly but densely in plains or hillside terraces. The yield is large & is the most common type. OolongDragon.com Ancient Tea Gardens (gushu cha): Consist of arbor trees planted from seeds carefully chosen and cultivated in high altitudes. They produce less per year. OolongDragon.com Sustainable Gardens (shengtai cha): Organic method where tea trees are cultivated from seeds without being pruned and spaced alternately with fruit trees. OolongDragon.com D. Harvest Seasons Done in spring, summer & fall. “First Spring Tea”, new buds near the end of March are the best. While leaves from fall and summer season are lower in quality. OolongDragon.com E. Grades Pu-erh has 10 categories. The grade is ascertained by the time of harvest, the amount of buds and the leaves’ freshness. OolongDragon.com Lower number means young leaves closer to the buds while higher means mature leaves that are farther in the branch. OolongDragon.com VISIT our WEBSITE for more Pu-erh Tea Facts!
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