Seeing that the classification of the six major teas is about to be introduced, there is no mention of Yunnan Pu-erh tea in the classification of green tea, and no mention of Pu-erh tea when it comes to black tea. So what kind of tea is Yunnan Pu-erh tea?
Over the years, on many occasions, I have exchanged the topic of tea classification with my friends many times. It ended up being fruitless over and over again and found out because of the lack of systematic knowledge and understanding of tea classification by friends.
As long as friends pay attention, we will find that the six major teas we have introduced are always around three main clues-
First: what has the fresh leaves of the tea tree become?
Second: Did he use some kind of processing method?
Third: What is the basis of these processing methods?
Our topic has never left the basic proposition: “What has the fresh leaves of the tea tree become?” In other words, we have been introducing the classification of Maocha processing.
The classification of the six major teas is the classification of Maocha and the classification of basic tea. We repeatedly write the “Basic Tea” classification and the “Mao Tea” classification in order to let friends establish a basic tea concept. With this concept, we can think further and discover that these basic teas can be reprocessed and reused.
As a result, the taxonomy of tea has been extended to include two major areas: one is the classification of basic teas; the other is the classification of reprocessed teas.
The six major teas, such as basic tea, will undergo refined tea, squeezed tea, extracted tea, health tea, fragrant tea, fruit tea or other tea-containing beverages if processed.
Basic teas of different tea types can be further squeezed out and pressed into cake tea, brick tea, and tuo tea, so cake tea, brick tea, and tea are not the patents of Yunnan Pu-erh tea; white tea can be pressed tea, black tea You can also squeeze tea, and yellow tea can also be embedded in bamboo tea, which is also a kind of squeeze tea.
2. If you add flavor to these basic teas, then they can all make scented tea, sachet tea, gardenia tea, chrysanthemum tea, rose tea, etc. Therefore, flower tea is not the patent of green tea. be usable.
3. If we extract the six major teas, then we can get instant tea, highly concentrated tea powder, etc., so the six major teas can be further processed.
In this way, it is not difficult to find that the original tea classification that we usually talk about is about “classification of basic tea” without thinking about reprocessing.
Therefore, “the cooked tea in Yunnan Pu-erh tea is a reprocessed tea that uses sun-cured green tea and green tea’s sun-cured tea” as raw materials. Puer tea’s cakes, bricks, and coriander belong to re-processed tea.
Relevant national departments define Pu-erh tea as “finished or semi-finished products processed with Yunnan big leaf seed sun-green hair tea …” This definition is very accurate. We have therefore seen that the processing and utilization of Pu-erh tea can be further developed.