Chosen by Chen Liang
Cultivar Type：For Tea
Scientific Name：Camellia sinensis 'Anhui 1'
华茶38号 农业部农业司，中国农业科学院茶叶研究所. 1990. 《中国茶树优良品种集》76-77页
GSCT38 Ministry of Agriculture and Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 1990. Collection on the improved tea varieties in China. p.76-77.
» English Description
Ministry of Agriculture and Tea Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. 1990. Collection on the improved tea varieties in China. p.76-77.
GSCT38 (Anhui 1)
Clonal variety. Frutex type. Large-leaf size. Medium sprouting.
It was selected individually from the Keeman population variety in 1955~1978 by Tea Research Institute, Anhui Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Now it has been cultivated in the tea area of Huizhou, Xuancheng, Liuan, Chaowe, Anqiang and Chu counties of Anhui province. It was also introduced and cultivated in the provinces of Jiangxi, Henan and Jiangsu.
Plant medium size, moderate density. Semi-opened growth habitat. Leaves incline upwards. Oblong in shape. Length 11.5~12.1 cm, width 4.4~4.8 cm, with blunt pointed tips and slightly protruding surface. Green in color and glossy. Thicker and softer in texture. 7~8 pairs of vein with neat margins and obvious serrations. The sprouting period in spring season appears in the third ten days of March. The peak period of shoots with one bud and three leaves appears in the third ten days of April. Potent sprouting ability and sparse sprouting density. Shoots stout and light green in color, with profuse hairs and potent tenderness-keeping ability. The weight of 100 one bud and three leaves shoots averaged 71 g. Earlier flowering period. The peak period of flowering stage appears in the third ten days of September. With numerous amounts of flowers, and high bearing percentage. High cold-hardiness and wide adaptability.
High-yielding. According to the results of comparative experiments, the yield of 13 years old tea garden averaged 290 kg per mu. A tea garden of 1.18 mu in Keemen Tea Plantation (Anhui province), the yield of made tea averaged 361.7 kg per mu.
According to the analysis conducted by the Tea Research Institute, Anhui Academy of Agricultural sciences, the contents of amino acids in the one bad and two leaves shoots in spring season averaged 3.51%, tea polyphenol 25.6% and total cate-chins 112.76 mg/g. Suitable to manufacture the black tea and green tea. The black tea prepared with GSCT38 variety as the raw material is characterized by its fragrant and strong aroma, full and brisk taste, uniformly reddish infused leaf as well as reddish and bright liquor. The green tea prepared with this variety showed fresh and fragrant aroma, full taste, yellowish green and clear liquor.
Suitable to popularize in the tea region in the south-of-Yangzte River and north-of-Yangzte River for the manufacture of green tea and Gongfu black tea.
Owing to the erect habitat and sparse branching of tea plant, it is recommended to reduce the row spacing, carry out the format-pruning, tipping and managing in time, so to increase the density on the surface of canopy. The tea plants are defoliate in the tea region in the north-of-Yangzte River, it is important to select those locations with suitable terrain and adopt the frost-preventing measures.
» Chinese Description
农业部农业司，中国农业科学院茶叶研究所. 1990. 《中国茶树优良品种集》76-77页。华茶38号，安徽1号。
杨亚军，梁月荣. 2014. 《中国无性系茶树品种志》28页: 安徽1号
Flower Size： 3.6-3.6 cm
Blooming Season： China