How to judge Old Banzhang

Speaking of the old Banzhang, in the Puerh tea world can be described as thunderous, tea lovers are fortunate to get the authentic old Banzhang Puerh tea. It is for this reason that many “old Banzhang stamps” have appeared on the market, making laymen look like flowers in the fog!

“Banzhang” comes from the Dai language: “Bazha”, which means: “a fish”. The Chinese transliteration is: “Ban Zhang”. This is the meaning of the Banzhang regulations and the origin of the new and old Banzhang regulations.

“Lao Banzhang” is known as the king of tea, and pays attention to the so-called tea gas. The pure blood of Lao Banzhang is the most rich tea in Puerh tea. Lao Ban Zhang is a standard large-leaf tea. The cable is thick, the bud head is fat and fluffy, and few teas in other tea areas have such strong sliver and bud head. Lao Banzhang has a good ecological environment, long trees and strong mountain charm.

All kinds of “old Banzhang badges”.

Now open some online sales platforms, enter “old Banzhang ” to search, you can easily see products ranging from a few dollars to thousands of dollars-some people will be puzzled by seeing a thousand dollars for a piece of tea , Some people will cry and laugh when they see the “old Banzhang ” of a few bucks.

The “old Banzhang” with a disparity in prices.

Everyone in the tea circle knows that the main characteristics of Lao Banzhang Puerh Tea are “sweet and mellow, strong tea, quick return to sweetness, profound throat rhythm, long-lasting foam resistance”, which is regarded as the “king” in the Puerh tea industry. Therefore, the price of Puerh tea in the real Lao Banzhang can never be tens of bucks or hundreds of bucks (357 grams of standard seven-cake).

It is understood that Lao Banzhang’s arbor trees and tea trees are 4,700 acres, with an annual output of about 50 tons of green tea. Since there are so many tea friends who chase the old Banzhang, most pure old Banzhang teas are in the hands of collectors who love tea, and there are not many genuine old Banzhangs that really enter the market. That question is coming: How did the old Banzhang stamps in the market, which are so ridiculous and with different prices, come from?
In fact, with the exception of a few pure old-style banquets on the market, most other old-school bans that are fake can be roughly divided into three types:

The first is to use the new Banzhang and Laoman’s tea as the old Banzhang tea. Due to the relatively close geographical location, the teas of Xinbanzhang and Laoman’e are very similar to the old Banzhang in appearance and taste. It is difficult for ordinary tea people to distinguish; for the more experienced tea friends, the bitter taste can last Identify by degree: Old Man’e has the longest durability, followed by the new and old Banzhanges.

The second kind is made with Meng Song bitter tea mixed with other teas. This kind of tea has a long-lasting bitterness, but neither the aroma nor the sweetness are strong enough. The most obvious difference from Lao Banzhang is that there is basically no sweetness in the tea soup.

The third type is mainly made with the bitter taste of Terrace tea. The raw materials of different manufacturers are different. Therefore, they are obviously different from Lao Banzhang tea in terms of appearance, taste, and leaf bottom. It is easier to distinguish.
Features of Banzhang Puerh Tea:

1. The standard big leaf tea, so the rope is thick, the bud head is fat and fluffy.

2. There is a strong mountain flavor, scented tea and tea cake have a distinct fragrance of ancient tree tea, and the fragrance seems to be between orchid and floral nectar.

3. The aroma is very strong, and it can be smelled on the tea soup, leaf bottom, and cup bottom, and the fragrance at the bottom of the cup is stronger and longer than that of ordinary old tree tea.

4. The bitterness deteriorated quickly, and turned back to sweetness in about a minute. The old Banzhang is the king in Puerh.


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