And tea loves moisture and two kinds: first, increased humidity, the atmosphere is well overheated baths, and secondly, the moisture in the form of precipitation and the form of frequent and copious watering. But can not stand Tea is not the slightest water stagnation at the roots, they should be washed with water, but not in the water. That is why tea is such a "happy" climbs the mountain slopes on the steep terraced hills, where water can rapidly Drop-off, almost without stopping. Tea leaves are bred solely for the purpose. And collect them as many times a year, how much tea plant grows in the area. In tropical countries, Indonesia, Ceylon and South India (Madras), where summer stands for a year and tea plant grows continuously, the tea leaf harvested on plantations throughout the year. In North-East India (Assam) collection lasts 8 months (April to November), and further north in China – from four to two, once a year Between April and September, depending on the growing area. We, in Georgia and Azerbaijan, the tea is collected every 10 – 20 days from April to September or from May to October (Kuba).
In this case, do not collect the entire sheet, but only the most gentle, very young, soft and succulent leaves, just blooming, and sometimes even does not dissolve – the tips of shoots. These first two or three leaves with part of the stalk on which they are strengthened, and kidney have not yet full-blown leaf along the top called Flash. In some countries, such as in southern India, collected, and four-flushes. Flash tear down immediately as soon as they appeared, not allowing them to have outgrown, coarse. In Overall, they constitute a relatively small percentage of the leaves of the tea bush. Thus, in the fourth year of life the bush, when he made the first collection, usually removed about 200 grams of flushes. However, the number of flushes per kilogram of fresh Sheet among different agrotipov tea differently: they may be, and 1500 and twice as much. First in China in the traditional way of cultivating tea harvest from a bush, which adopted a standard form, not quantified varied from year to year. Today time as a result of various agricultural measures used in tea plantations in all countries, the yield of tea has increased and varies depending on areas of growth and agrotipov from 2 to 12,000 kilograms of green leaf per hectare.