Ancient tree tea generally referred to as ancient tree Pu-erh tea, is a segment of Pu-erh tea, which represents the highest quality of Yunnan Pu-erh tea. So here comes the problem. How old is the tea tree? Where is the ancient tea tree of Yunnan Pu-erh tea superior to other teas? Generally speaking, the old tea tree is more than 100 years old. (It is generally believed that one hundred to three hundred years can only be regarded as a “big tree”, and more than three hundred years can be called an “ancient tree.” But judging the age of ancient tea trees is a very complicated matter, related to botany, geomorphology , Natural climate, and history are closely related. The age of tea trees cannot be clearly distinguished, and such a subdivision is not very practical.)
Ancient tree Pu-erh tea is superior to ordinary Pu-erh tea because of its unique ecological environment and time rich gifts.
In modern times, a large number of tea trees were planted in Yunnan before Qing Daoguang (1820-1850). From the end of the Qing Dynasty, there were many wars and plagues in the tea areas of Yunnan. The cultivation of tea trees naturally stopped. Until the early period of the Republic of China (1912), people began to Black tea was grown and produced in Qing area; it was already in the 1980s to mass plant tea trees in Xishuangbanna area. It was planted around 1983, and in 1986 and 1987 it began to plant fine tea cuttings. As can be seen from the above, the history of the two large-scale tea plantations in Yunnan has a gap of nearly a century. It is reasonable to calculate on the basis of 100 years.
First of all, the ancient tea tree growing environment is far from the place where humans live, quiet and pure, without any pollution from modern civilization. The diversity and originality of the plants around the ancient tea tree are well preserved. The ancient tea tree has harmoniously coexisted with nature for thousands of years. It has already possessed the ability to resist various diseases and insect pests, no need to use pesticides, no worry about pesticide residues, and it is more natural and healthy.
Secondly, the taste of ancient tree tea is higher. Where the ancient tea trees grow, the mountains and valleys are deep and the clouds are lingering. When the mountain is high and the pectin content in the buds and leaves will increase. More clouds will increase the diffused light, higher chlorophyll content, stronger photosynthesis and more organic matter (sugar). The aromatic substances and nitrogen-containing fresh substances such as amino acids in the buds increase, the content of crude fiber decreases, and the tea polyphenols of astringent substances are relatively balanced. Therefore, the ancient tree tea soup has good fullness, balanced bitterness and astringency, aroma and freshness. High taste, more mellow taste, rich soup quality, good foam resistance, and longer flavor. Some people say that drinking less new tea is more irritating. The ancient tree Pu-erh tea is an exception. The value of the new tea is also very high. Its tea is soft and gentle, and the proportion of alkaline substances is moderate. The tea soup is delicate, and it will not have any bad stimuli. The elderly and children with weak spleen and stomach You can rest assured.
Third, in order to adapt to the natural environment, the ancient tea tree is as tall as the root and deep, and the required water and nutrition are all completed by the root itself. The place where they grow is rich in vegetation and litter, and the ground is covered with a thick layer of perennial soil. The soil texture is loose, well-structured, and rich in organic matter. The roots of ancient tea trees convert these natural humus and nutrients in deep underground soil into Because of its own nutrients, ancient tea is rich in substances, relatively high in minerals, and has a high flavor and strong flavor.
The ancient tea tree is a scarce resource. It is distributed only in the ancient six major tea mountains and the new six major tea mountains in Yunnan. It is scattered and scattered, and it is distributed in flakes. The mountain road is difficult to pick from a long distance, and the spring and autumn seasons are harvested, and the yield is very scarce. It is rich in nature, natural and healthy, and countless pursuers, which adds to its rare and valuable attributes.
Finally, in terms of tree species, tea trees are divided into two types: trees and shrubs, both seed and cuttings. Each seeded tree has a different taste, and has stronger disease resistance, insect resistance and infectivity; But the bush tea planted by cuttings or beading is not only less rich in taste than arbor seed raw puer tea, but also has the disadvantage of species degradation. Ancient trees are generally trees that coexist in harmony with nature without artificial intervention, and their quality is relatively high.