About Derek Chew

Derek Chew owns and operates Peony Tea S.- an online tea shop selling oolong tea, green tea and other categories of Chinese tea.

Understanding China’s Tea Harvest

In China, the tea plant can be harvested anywhere from once to as many as 6 or 7 times per year.  In addition, the first harvest – the first flush in Indian nomenclature – can occur anytime from mid-February to the end of May. Let us look at some of the factors that determine when tea leaves are harvested. Geography Where the plant is grown will have a big impact on when it can be harvested. This is dependent on a combination of these factors: Sunlight Heat Rainfall You don’t need to be a botanist to know that plants need sunlight to [...]

Understanding China’s Tea Harvest 2018-05-15T08:40:36+00:00