Did You Know? Cultivars

by on Friday, March 1, 2013 12:00:00 PM

Did you know that we use three different cultivars of the tea plant for our teas? We use the traditional white tea cultivars Da Bai and Da Hao, which are called white tea due to the shimmering white hairs that grow on the buds and the leaves. In addition, we use a green tea cultivar that the locals call "Tu Cha". This green tea varietal is a relative of the Da Bai and Da Hao varietals.

Think of these different cultivars  like different types of apples (Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, etc), they all come from the same plant Camellia Sinensis, but the leaf structure, bush structure, ideal growing conditions, etc differ between the different cultivars

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