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Harvest History and Current Gardening Practices: The Effects on Tea Quality (Tea Terroir Part VI)

Harvest History and Current Gardening Practices: The Effects on Tea Quality (Tea Terroir Part VI)

The way a tea is harvested is important for the quality of tea. Handpicked teas are of better quality than tea harvested using a machine because the leaves are not accidentally torn or damaged. 

Native Ecosystem And Tea Quality (Tea Terroir Part V)

Native Ecosystem And Tea Quality (Tea Terroir Part V)

The native ecosystem of a tea plant’s growing region is composed of other plants and insects. These other plants and insects also influence tea terroir and the flavor of the tea.

Soil And Tea Quality (Tea Terroir Part IV)

Soil And Tea Quality (Tea Terroir Part IV)

There are two important qualities of soil that impact the flavor of tea and contribute to what is known as that tea’s terroir: acidity and nutrients. 

Elevation, Latitude, And Tea Quality (Tea Terroir Part III)

Elevation, Latitude, And Tea Quality (Tea Terroir Part III)

Tea terroir is the set of environmental factors that influence the taste and overall characteristics of a tea. Elevation and latitude are two factors that make up terroir.

Sunshine & Tea Quality (Tea Terroir Part II)

Sunshine & Tea Quality (Tea Terroir Part II)

The amount of sun and shade a tea plant receives influence the flavor in your cup. Tea plants require some sunshine to grow but too much and the quality of the tea will plummet.