Chinese green tea situation of 2008


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Chinese green tea situation of 2008

Postby Chinese tea » Mar 21st, '08, 05:27

This year, due to the heavy and severe snow in late Jan, and early Feb, a large number of tea tips prolong to come out. Currently, there are only several tea coming out on the market, such as Meng Ding green tea, a little Dragon Well green tea. Meng Ding green tea was picked in early March and Dragon well tea started to be picked 3 days ago.

Besides, still due to the snow causing lots of tea to suffer damage, the cost of new tea will be round 20% higher than that of last year. Anyway, the quality is sure to be better than last year, cos there is an old saying in China, big snow indicates good harvest.

As to other five categories of tea, they will be approximately 15-20days late on the market. For oolong tea, probably it is in late May or early June, Black tea, in May. Anyway, tea lovers can taste a comparatively better tea this year from China.
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Postby devites » Mar 22nd, '08, 01:40

That price increase is a shame. I already spend about $40 a month on chinese teas so 20% more is $8 more. That is another ounce of dragonwell.
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Postby Chip » Mar 23rd, '08, 13:27

Thanx for sharing this Jennifer! I knew it was a cold and snowy Winter in much of China.

I saw a Zhu Yi Qing available already (one of my favorite Chinese greens) and an early Long Jing.
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Postby chrl42 » Mar 27th, '08, 06:35

I am thinking next week as my green tea week. Sellers in Ma Lien Dao should watch out for me :?
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Postby Trey Winston » Mar 27th, '08, 10:27

Thank you very much for the interesting information. It's like we have our own scout in the heartland of tea :)
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