Where does Camphor flavor in Puerh tea come from?


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zhang wei; 樟味 - Camphor flavour. This is sometimes present in old tea tree Puer. Due, it is said, to the presence of Camphor Laurels in tea gardens where they were planted as a form of natural pest control. This is how the tree looks like.

Source Web: Where does Camphor flavor in Puerh tea come from?: Camphor laurel[online]. WikiPedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camphor_Laurel>. [q830] [s89]


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Camphor laurel contains volatile chemical compounds in all plant parts, and the wood and leaves are steam distilled for the essential oils. Camphor laurel has six different chemical variants called chemotypes, which are camphor, linalool, 1,8-cineole, nerolidol, safrole, or borneol. In China field workers avoid mixing chemotypes when harvesting by their odour. The cineole fraction of camphor laurel is used in China to manufacture fake "Eucalyptus oil".The chemical variants (or chemotypes) seem dependent upon the country of origin of the tree. The tree is native to China, Japan, and Taiwan. It has been introduced to the other countries where it has been found, and the chemical variants are identifiable by country. e.g., Cinnamomum camphora grown in Taiwan and Japan is normally very high in Linalool, often between 80 and 85%. In India and Sri Lanka the high camphor variety/chemotype remains dominant. Cinnamomum camphora grown in Madagascar, on the other hand, is high in 1,8 Cineole (averaging between 40 and 50%

Source Web: Where does Camphor flavor in Puerh tea come from?: Camphor laurel[online]. WikiPedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camphor_Laurel>. [q832] [s89]


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In Australia -Cinnamomum camphora was introduced to Australia in 1822 as an ornamental tree for use in gardens and public parks, where it is commonly called Camphor laurel. It has become a weed throughout Queensland and central to northern New South Wales where it is suited to the wet, subtropical climate. However, the tree provides hollows quickly in younger trees, whereas natives can take hundreds of years to develop hollows. It has been declared a noxious weed in many parts of Queensland and New South Wales.

Source Web: Where does Camphor flavor in Puerh tea come from?: Camphor laurel[online]. WikiPedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camphor_Laurel>. [q833] [s89]


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zhang wei; 樟味 - Camphor flavour. This is sometimes present in old tea tree Puer. Due, it is said, to the presence of Camphor Laurels in tea gardens where they were planted as a form of natural pest control. This is how the tree looks like.

Source Web: Where does Camphor flavor in Puerh tea come from?: Camphor laurel[online]. WikiPedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camphor_Laurel>. [q834] [s89]




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