"Arbour"

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"Arbour"

Postby Deragoth » Apr 4th, '12, 15:20

Can somebody please explain to me what means "Arbour" Pu erh please :oops:

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Re: "Arbour"

Postby Proinsias » Apr 4th, '12, 15:34

Wild

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Re: "Arbour"

Postby Poohblah » Apr 4th, '12, 15:57


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Re: "Arbour"

Postby shah82 » Apr 4th, '12, 17:57

Arbor does not mean wild.

It's essentially a meaningless term. Treat it as a grade of tea, sort of like FTGFOP.

It's meant to convey a sense, like "organic" that may or may not be true. In this case, it's leaves from tea plants that haven't been pruned low for convenient picking. Again, this doesn't mean much, but what it does probably mean is that this is from eco-habitat or somewhat older plantations that can't be called ancient plantation. However, given the stories and the lies told in pursuit of the sale, one should treat it as nonsense, for the most part.

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Re: "Arbour"

Postby hop_goblin » Apr 4th, '12, 20:29

shah82 wrote:Arbor does not mean wild.

It's essentially a meaningless term. Treat it as a grade of tea, sort of like FTGFOP.

It's meant to convey a sense, like "organic" that may or may not be true. In this case, it's leaves from tea plants that haven't been pruned low for convenient picking. Again, this doesn't mean much, but what it does probably mean is that this is from eco-habitat or somewhat older plantations that can't be called ancient plantation. However, given the stories and the lies told in pursuit of the sale, one should treat it as nonsense, for the most part.


Arbor certainly does have implications with regard to classifying pu. Though you are correct that "arbor" is being thrown around quite freely by producers in today's market. Many producers will classify pu as 'arbor' as a sales pitch for the very reasons you stated.

Prior to the mid 90's only government factories had the authority of producing teas which were made from plantation growths. However, after the gov't lifted restrictions, many producers would find older growths for the production of maocha. Producers used the term 'arbor' to signfiy this point.

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