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Referring to any beverage made by the infusion in hot water of the dried and prepared leaves of the Camellia sinensis shrub.

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Beverages; Tea

Similar to Green Tea. Identifiable by the presence of the white hairs on the leaf tips, and a light infusion. China known as the birthplace of tea. This region also produces Pu-Erh tea.

summer teas

Beverages; Tea

Formosa teas picked in the June-September season.


Beverages; Tea

Disagreeable taste. Poor tea.


Beverages; Tea

A non-smoky black tea from China, with narrow leaves and flowery fragrance. Also a tea growing province in China.


Beverages; Tea

Characteristic or taste that is foreign to tea such as oil, garlic etc. Often due to the tea being stored next to other commodities with strong characteristics of their own.


Beverages; Tea

The name the tea trade worldwide gives to polyphenols contained in tea. Polyphenols are responsible for the pungency of tea and give its taste.


Beverages; Tea

The smoky aroma and taste associated with a smoked black tea such as Lapsang Souchong.

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