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Someone said: "The leaves of ancient tree tea are stron […]
Someone said: "The leaves of ancient tree tea are stronger than those of terraced tea, with obvious leather texture, clear veins, and irregularly toothed edges. Because terraced tea is cultivated, the leaf body is relatively thin and the leaf skirts are wavy. The edges of the leaves are regular and the backs are hairy."
But is that really the case? Some ancient tree teas are compared with terraced teas, and there are indeed the above differences, but more are not.
In terms of the robustness of tea, in fact, many artificially fertilized terraced teas seem to be stronger than ancient teas;
In addition, the leaves of some ancient teas grown in areas with steep soil and large nutrient loss actually look a little thin, and the most typical one is Manson.
Tea sister visited Mansong Ancient Tea Garden in the past two years, and found that even if the old tea trees of Mansong are more than a hundred years old, the tea trees look thinner and the leaves are not as strong as many terraced teas;
However, the sweet and soft taste of Mansong tea is unforgettable. The tea fragrance is elegant and has some sweet floral fragrance. The smell is refreshing and the taste is refreshing.
In addition, the strength of leaves is also affected by factors such as tree species, climate, altitude, and picking period.
For example, the leaves of small and medium-leaf ancient tree tea are not as strong as the leaves of large-leaf terrace tea, but it is ancient tree tea.
Table tea in humid climates tends to be stronger than ancient tea in dry climates.
Therefore, it is inaccurate to a large extent to distinguish ancient trees and mesas by relying solely on the strength of a single leaf, and can only be used as a reference for judgment.
The texture of the leaf leather, the clarity of the veins, and the regularity of the teeth on the edges of the leaves are also affected by factors such as tree species, climate, altitude, and picking period.
For example, the texture of leaf leather produced by large-leaf tea plants is usually not as obvious as that of small-leaf tea leaves;
The clarity of leaf veins in small-leaf tea is often not as clear as in large-leaf tea.
And whether it is ancient tree tea or tableland tea, there are large-leaf species and small-leaf species, and as long as the tree species are different and the genes are different, there will naturally be differences as above.
Therefore, "What are the characteristics of the leaves of Pu'er ancient tree tea?" In fact, this is a question without a standard answer.
Because tea friends who know Pu'er ancient tree tea know that one of the biggest characteristics of Pu'er ancient tree tea is: one mountain and one taste, which is what we often call the characteristic of the mountain.
Shantou's characteristics not only make the taste of ancient tree tea different, but also make the shape of the leaves differ.
The leaves of Pu'er ancient tree tea will be affected by many factors. If it is ancient tree tea from different hills, first of all, there are differences in the natural ecological environment.
Secondly, tea tree varieties will also be different, and tea tree age will also be different, which will cause a certain degree of difference in the leaves of ancient tea trees on different hills;
Even on the same hill, the different picking time, precipitation, temperature, and differences will cause corresponding differences in the leaves of ancient tea in different years.
Therefore, it is not reliable to judge the authenticity of ancient tea based on leaf characteristics.
A more effective way to distinguish the characteristics of the leaves of ancient tree tea and terraced tea is to buy terraces and ancient trees in the same region, year, and season for comparison.
After all, some people use tableland tea to counterfeit old trees, but no one uses old trees to counterfeit tableland tea, so you can definitely buy real tableland tea. If the characteristics of local tableland tea and ancient tree tea are really different, then you can compare them.