Toro & Mityana Tea Co. Ltd.
8 Burton Street Mitchell Cotts Building 6641,Kampala Kampala
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In the world today, tea stands out to be one among the most consumed popular beverages. This tea can be consumed in basically to forms, served as iced tea or taken as hot tea. Tea growing necessitates a lot of work just like the tae harvesting process. There are several varieties of tea today among which is the green, black tea and the oolong tea got from the camellia sinesis plant. The plucking together with the rolling, storing and spreading will determine the making of the tea. Tea growing involves several processes among which are: fertilizing, tea pruning, processing and harvesting.
Growing conditions: weather and good soil.
Tea is a predominantly grown crop in places of high altitude that have a chill climate all year round. Areas with uniform temperatures all year round provide the best growing environment. Tea can also be grown in greenhouses provided the soils a little more acidic. The tea plants grow t a height of 1-2 meters after which they are pruned and be maintained at a short height to ease plucking of the leaves. The plant produces light scented white budding that sweetly and charmingly spreads through the whole place. If un attended to, tea plants can grow up to a height of seventeen meters. In the United States, the Zone Eight climatic conditions are the most favorable.
Tea pruning is basically done in two main ways which are: pruning of the immature plant or the mature plant. Pruning is a vital process that halts the vertical growth, enabling the plant to achieve the extended growth horizontally. This ease the harvesting of tea leaves and allows easier budding. It also allows branching in a superior pattern which will enable the plant produces more leaves plus buds. Also pruning helps you remove the unproductive wood from the tea plant. This entire process requires good quality work to work to properly shape the plants and effectively stimulate the rightful hormone in charge of vegetative plant growth.
Tea harvesting requires most time during the tea growing stages as it highly determines the quality of the produced tea. To generate good quality tea, it is advised that you pluck only the second and the third leaves together with their bud. It is also wise to prune the mature leaves prior to starting with the harvesting. The above mentioned plucking method is referred to as the fine plucking. With this technique, chances are high that the produced tea will be of excellent quality. Plucking of more than two leaves together with the bud is called coarse plucking and the tea quality produced from this technique is very low. For that reason chose the harvesting technique you want to using basing on the quality and the quantity of tea you want to produce. Fine plucking technique certainly produces better quality tea, whereas coarse plucking produces more quantities of tea. The processing method will then determine whether the final product is green tea, black tea oolong or the white tea.
Author: Sandra Nans