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     Top Criteria to Check
when Choosing Pu-erh Tea
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 The quality of tea is affected by a lot of
factors & it is best that you know them to
               get quality tea.
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         A. Area of Production
Four main regions producing high quality Pu-erh tea
in Yunnan: Simao, Xishuangbanna, Boshan, and
Lincang
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              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.
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Pu-erh tea derived from arbor trees are
richer in flavor and has stronger energy
or qi.
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 Wild tea trees
   are usually
found in dense
  forests near
    bordering
  regions and
 their produce
   possess a
 unique taste.
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           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.
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Ancient Tea Gardens (gushu cha): Consist of arbor trees
planted from seeds carefully chosen and cultivated in
high altitudes. They produce less per year.
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Sustainable Gardens (shengtai cha): Organic method
where tea trees are cultivated from seeds without
being pruned and spaced alternately with fruit trees.
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           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.
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                   E. Grades
Pu-erh has 10 categories. The grade is ascertained by
the time of harvest, the amount of buds and the
leaves’ freshness.
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Lower number means young leaves closer to
the buds while higher means mature leaves
that are farther in the branch.
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Description: 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