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Oxidation of Tea

Oxidation of Tea
Updated: Mar. 26th, 2015
Oxidation of tea (not fermentation), a process distinguishing black tea from green tea, changing the color of the leaf and other characteristics of the tea

Weasel Words in Tea Descriptions and Marketing

Weasel Words in Tea Descriptions and Marketing
Updated: Mar. 23rd, 2015
Weasel words are words used to give a misleading impression of authority; weasel words are common in marketing, where they can be harmful or dishonest.

Bottled Tea

Bottled Tea
Updated: Mar. 17th, 2015
RateTea does not list bottled teas, but we do refer people to companies selling unsweetened bottled iced tea.

Styles, Types, & Varieties of Tea

Tea: black, green, oolong, white, Pu-erh, Flavored: Chai, Earl Grey, Jasmine, Herbals: Rooibos, Mate, ...

Pu-erh Tea

Pu-erh Tea
Updated: Mar. 17th, 2015
Pu-erh is a type of tea from Yunnan province in China, that is often aged. Pu-erh is available in ripe (black, oxidized) and raw (green, unoxidized) forms.

White Tea

White Tea
Updated: Mar. 16th, 2015
White tea is a type of tea made by withering and then drying the tea leaves; like green tea, white tea is unoxidized.

Flavored Black Tea

Flavored Black Tea
Updated: Mar. 13th, 2015
Flavored black tea is black tea that has been flavored with other ingredients; common styles include Earl Grey, masala chai, floral-scented black teas, and fruit black teas.

Tea Producing Countries and Regions

China: Fujian, Yunnan, Anhui, Zhejiang, India: Darjeeling, Assam, Japan, Ceylon, Taiwan, Kenya, ...

Indonesia

Indonesia
Updated: Mar. 18th, 2015
Indonesia is a major producer of black teas on the global market, but is not well-known for single-origin artisan teas, although it does produce some.

Kenya

Kenya
Updated: Mar. 16th, 2015
Kenya is the largest tea producer in Africa. Best know for strong black teas, Kenya has had an explosion of innovation and activity in artisan tea production in recent years.

Oregon, United States

Oregon, United States
Updated: Mar. 2nd, 2015
Oregon is a state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States; Oregon recently began commercially growing tea, and also produces many herbs used in herbal tea.

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