Have you ever had a lot of dust floating on the surface of the water when you tried to drink green tea?
It looks like dirt and you don't feel like drinking a little.
But, in fact, this is neither dust nor dirt.
The true identity of the dust is the hair growth of tea leaves
In fact, the dust floating on the surface of the tea is the downy hair that is attached only to the young leaves of the tea.
This hair growth is called "mushroom" in technical terms. This downy hair grows not only on tea but also on many plants. There are various types of plants, from long to short and hard, but basically they grow only on young leaves.
In other words, the fact that dust floats on the tea is evidence that the leaves are fresh from young leaves.
Why Mushrooms Grow
So why do young leaves grow hairy mushrooms?
Mushrooms have the following roles.
- It will be a shadow that protects the leaves from strong light
- It catches the water of the leaves blown by the strong wind
- It protects the leaves by releasing ingredients that pests dislike.
In other words, the hair mushroom protected the immature young leaves.
And when the leaves grow and mature, the hair mushrooms finish their role and disappear.
Hairy mushrooms that grow abundantly on young shoots. In other words, tea with something like dust floating on it is evidence of good tea using young, soft sprouts. Please enjoy delicious new tea with confidence.
I hope that tea will be more delicious than ever and that you will love it more.