Can you tell which leaf would make better tea and why?
This is ONE white tea plant less than 10 years old. Both leaves were picked from here. As you can tell, there are many shapes, sizes, shades, shines within one plant.
The reason for this is the climate and weather change. Small dull leaves were caused by lack of moisture when it's still young and tender. The dark shiny large leaves have plenty of food and moisture while growing. The ripples are signs of lots nutrients causing the over growth, deep saw teeth, long pointy tips are all signs of good nutrients causing extended growth. Shine is associated with essential oil, essential oil is....fragrance agent!
The answer is obvious now that the upper leave will make better tea than the lower.