There are old tea trees of hundreds of years, or even thousands of years, in regions like Yunnan Province, Guizhou Province, and Guangxi Province in China. Since 2015, iTeaworld has been working on the conservation and management of old tea trees in Guilin, Guangxi Province. Now, iTeaworld has developed more than 100 mu old tree tea gardens and has managed more than 2000 old tea trees over 100 years old. Meanwhile, iTeaworld has developed and managed more than 6000 mu ecologically wildly-growing tea gardens. In these sexually wildly growing tea gardens, tea trees grow together with other colonies of animals and plants. Tea produced from these tea trees contains natural and abundant tea substances and keeps better flavors. The Wild Tea and Old Tree Tea in iTeaworld product series use fresh leaves of wild tea trees or old tea trees. The features of Wild Tea products and Old Tree Tea products are as follows:
1. Wild Tea and Old Tree Tea belong to sexual tea, which uses seeds to reproduce. This kind of tea is also called group species. Compared with asexual tea trees, sexual group tea trees have obvious main roots and the root system is well-developed. This kind of root system is advantageous for tea trees to absorb mineral substances deep in the soil. Consequently, sexual group tea tree species have richer flavors. It can be proved by the higher level of water extract substances and amino acids in the tea. Meanwhile, there are various species in sexual group tea trees. It means that this kind of tea has leaves of different tea tree species. It is a natural blend of more abundant flavors.
2. The management of wild tea trees and old tea trees uses traditional farming methods. Compared with modern tea gardens (terrace tea gardens) management, the main feature of traditional farming methods is the low planting density (one tea tree in an area of 6-8 m²). In this condition, tea trees grow in a relatively natural environment. The shapes of the tea trees are larger and the tea yield is lower. Tea produced by traditional farming methods has richer flavors and the bitterness is not obvious. In contrast, terrace tea under modern management is planted densely. The root system of terrace tea is under-developed. The shapes of the tea trees are small and the tea yield is high. Such kind of tea is insipid and tasteless and the bitterness is very obvious.
3. Wild Tea and Old Tree Tea are only picked once every year in spring. Generally, wild tea trees and old tree tea trees are located in the deep mountains and forests at high altitudes. The weather is cold and the temperature varies widely from day to night. There is a long growing cycle of tea trees and the germination rate is low. As a result, the tea is only picked once in spring. In summer and autumn, tea cannot be picked because of the low production, which is due to the lack of manual intervention and fattening. In contrast, the terrace tea trees are pruned every spring to enhance the germination rate. Also, fertilizers are added to the trees to enhance growth. Therefore, terrace tea can be picked in four seasons in a year. When other conditions are the same, yield is inversely proportional to quality. That’s one of the reasons why Wild Tea and Old Tree Tea have better tastes.
4. Wild tea gardens and old tree tea gardens have a more diverse ecological environment. Compared with terrace tea gardens, there are two advantages of wild tea gardens and old tree tea gardens. First, in wild tea gardens and old tree tea gardens, tea trees grow together with other animals and plants, which results in a more balanced ecological environment. Meanwhile, abundant fallen leaves, animal feces, and microorganisms help to create more nutritious soils. Second, growing on the slopes and under the shades of other plants, tea trees in wild tea gardens and old tree tea gardens are in obvious diffused light conditions. Such conditions bring higher levels of amino acids in Wild Tea and Old Tree Tea. Thus, Wild Tea and Old Tree Tea are more fragrant and less bitter.
The following old tree loose leaf teas are available from iTeaworld
These tea trees are 100 years old
Purchase and enjoy the natural, organic centennial teas!
The most aromatic oolong tea from old tea trees is over 100 years old.
Made from fresh leaves of old tea trees over 100 years old.
From 60 years old tea plantation, resistant to brewing, high sweetness
More than half of the teas from the old tea plantations have a better taste than other modern tea gardens, and more than half of the teas from the old tea plantations have a better flavor.
If you haven't tried old tree tea, we highly recommend you try it!
You will experience a very different taste!
Old Tree Tea is sweeter and mellow.
I believe you will fall in love with old tree tea