Puerh green tea has a dark green color, and good green tea soup is golden and translucent. Puerh cooked tea has a reddish brown color, and good cooked tea soup is red and bright. There are many kinds of Puerh tea, so what are the criteria for selecting Puerh tea?

   First, Puerh Tea Protection Area is the current administrative area of Puerh, Xishuangbanna, Lincang, Baoshan, and 11 other cities, 75 counties (cities, districts), and 639 townships (towns, street offices) in Yunnan Province. None of the tea produced in the above protected areas is Puerh tea.

   The second is the big leaf species. In the protected area of Puerh tea in Yunnan, there are large-leaf, middle-leaf, and small-leaf teas, but Puerh tea can only be produced from large-leaf species in this area.

   The third is tan. The drying method of Puerh green hair tea must be "sunlight drying", that is, sun drying. The purpose of sun drying is to maintain the activity of Puerh tea enzyme and ensure its post-fermentation. This is one of the key processes that distinguish Puerh tea from other teas. There is a long rainy season when fresh leaves of Puerh tea are picked. Whether the production enterprises have a greenhouse, and whether the fresh leaves can be guaranteed at this time is the key to testing the quality production of Puerh tea enterprises.

   The fourth is post-fermentation. Puerh tea is based on sun-green tea, compacted and then naturally fermented, or it is artificially fermented with sun-green tea. These two methods are post-fermentation, which is different from the fermentation process of black tea and oolong tea.

   Fifth, one-sided pursuit of years: the quality of Puerh tea, years is a standard, but one cannot simply think that the longer the year, the better. At present, a large number of Puerh teas appearing in the Puerh tea market for more than a decade or so are mostly fake, because Puerh tea fever is a matter of recent years, and there are not many stocks many years ago, so it is easy to be deceived by only pursuing years.

   Sixth, raw materials and origin are very important: Puerh tea's raw materials are far more important than the age. Pay attention to the quality of Puerh tea, it is necessary to investigate the source and origin of tea. The better raw material for Puerh tea should be a large tree tea grown in a natural state without spraying pesticides. This tea looks rough and may not look good, but it is really "green". In terms of origin, Puerh tea is produced in Xishuangbanna, Simao, Kunming, Xiaguan and other places in Yunnan. It has been named because of its distribution in Puerh County since ancient times. At present, tea leaves in Xishuangbanna, Simao, Kunming and Xiaguan are relatively good, which is related to the history and natural conditions of local tea cultivation.

Seventh, collection and storage are very important: in terms of collection, Puerh tea has relatively high requirements for room temperature and humidity. Puer tea is different from other green tea and oolong tea. It does not need to isolate the air. On the contrary, it prefers a dry and ventilated environment. Store in a ceramic tank, do not expose to direct sunlight and maintain a certain temperature and humidity. Long-term exposure to a humid environment is moldy.

  The above is to introduce what is the standard for selecting Puerh tea. Everyone must remember it when selecting Puerh.

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