2010 Chinese Spring Tea Crop: Update

by Jason on March 29, 2010

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Wanted to share this news with you.

Got an email from Jeff Yang of Hunan Provincial Yiqingyuan Tea Industry Co.

Due to droughts in Guizhou, Guangxi, and Yunnan provinces there could be a smaller crop of spring teas from this area. This could have an effect on the quantities and quality of  Silver Needle, Dian Hong, and Pu’er teas from Yunnan province.  Guangxi and Guizhou are not original sources for famous teas, but may provide lower cost imitations of more well known teas from other locales.

Other more critical tea-producing areas were affected by late frosts in March. Anhui, Fujian, Hubei, Hunan, and Zhejiang provinces may be delayed in their production. Depending on how well the tea was protected from frost, this could affect many more kinds of tea. Some of which include: Anji Bai, MaofengLiu An Gua Pian, Silver Needle, Bai Mu Dan, and maybe some spring Tie Guan Yin.

Thanks to Jeff for sharing this Xinhua.net photo of the drought areas:

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thetearooms March 29, 2010 at 21:26

@jasonowalker Good to know.

jasonowalker March 29, 2010 at 21:29

@thetearooms had you pegged as a Darjeeling & Assam fellow. didn’t know you kept track of Chinese teas

thetearooms March 29, 2010 at 21:32

@jasonowalker You’re right. I am. But that doesn’t doesn’t mean that what you shared isn’t good to know.

thetearooms March 29, 2010 at 21:34

@jasonowalker You’re right. I am. But that doesn’t mean that what you shared isn’t good to know.

Cnature_2 March 29, 2010 at 21:20

RT @jasonowalker: update on the Chinese tea crop. you read it here first. http://walkerteareview.com/http:/walkert

jasonowalker March 29, 2010 at 21:37

@thetearooms then I raise my glass to you. actually, it’s a beer stein full of mao jian.

AdmariTea March 29, 2010 at 20:14

That’s funny – I drink mine out of a pint glass.

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