Anxi Tieguanyin autumn tea “late”, or up 30%admintea
After the National Day, Anxi Tieguanyin Autumn Tea began to be listed. As one of the important tea markets in the province, the Fuzhou tea market has quietly launched Tieguanyin autumn tea. Compared with last year, this year, Anxi Tieguanyin autumn tea was postponed for one week, and the price may rise by 30%.
“This year’s weather is relatively cold, so the time for the listing of autumn tea is a week later than that of previous years.” Anxi County Chen surnamed tea merchants said that in the past years, the earliest Tieguanyin autumn tea began to be listed at the end of September, but this year waits It was only listed in early October, and some were only listed on October 7 and 8.
“October 6th to October 9th is the concentrated time point of Anxi Tieguanyin picking. After October 15th, it is the node of Anxi Tieguanyin’s centralized listing.” Su Longhai, executive vice president of Fuzhou People’s Association of Anxi Tea Association, said frankly Due to factors such as weather and raw material price increases and production decline, it is expected that the price of Anxi Tieguanyin will increase by about 30% this year, and some varieties may increase by 50%.
Although the price of Anxi Tieguanyin autumn tea has risen, the industry generally believes that the quality of Anxi Tieguanyin autumn tea has also improved this year.
“In recent years, the Anxi County government has strictly controlled the management of tea gardens, insisted on promoting traditional production techniques, and severely cracked down on tea-pressing machine workshops. Under the efforts of all parties, the quality of Anxi Tieguanyin has been increasing,” said Su Longhai.
The reporter visited the Fuzhou market and found that compared with the previous years, Anxi Tieguanyin, which was made by traditional techniques, became the mainstream of the market.
“In the past, some tea merchants promoted the consumption of Tieguanyin in the market, but nowadays, more and more tea merchants are committed to promoting the traditional craft Tieguanyin.” A tea merchant in the Wuliting tea market said. It is said that in recent years, the Anxi Tieguanyin market has shrunk, and the number of market employees has also decreased, but most Anxi tea merchants who have stayed are committed to promoting traditional crafts.
“The so-called process, that is, the way of natural withering, and the degree of fermentation is higher, reaching the level of semi-fermentation.” Gao Yongwen, the person in charge of the line.
Lin Yangshun, a national senior tea-teacher, said that the traditional Anxi Tieguanyin must take four times of greening. It is said that the color of the traditional Tieguanyin dry tea is yellow-green, and it is not necessarily the Tieguanyin that was popular in the market before, but the traditional Tieguanyin is healthier, does not hurt the stomach, and does not need to be placed in the refrigerator. Preserve the original taste.
So, how should consumers buy Tieguanyin autumn tea? Mr. Wang from Anxi Tea Merchants said that the taste of Tieguanyin is mellow and fresh, and it is a bit of a bitter and bitter. The bottom of Tieguanyin is mainly to see its softness. The bottom of the leaf is soft, indicating that the raw material is tender, and the leaf bottom is coarse and hard, indicating that the raw material is coarse and old. The color of the bottom of the leaves is soft and bright, indicating that the fermentation is normal. The bottom of Tieguanyin should be thick, soft and even, with blue, uneven, hard and mixed flowers.
Mr. Wang admits that when buying tea, in addition to making judgments according to his own preferences, you should also pay attention to the aroma of Tieguanyin, which is high and long; high and short, low and short. The scent type usually has several fragrances such as orchid scent, sweet-scented osmanthus, and flower-scented scent, as well as rare aromas such as ginseng and milk scent. In addition, tea soup is also very important. If the tea is good, see the soup. The fragrant type Tieguanyin requires the soup to be light golden yellow, the fragrant type Tieguanyin requires golden and bright, and the Chenxiang type Tieguanyin is better with orange-yellow and orange-red tea soup.