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Acidity of Tea

Acidity of Tea
Updated: Apr. 3rd, 2015
Tea is mildly acidic, much less so than many common drinks; this article explores the question of how acidic tea is and what effects this has on the body.

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.

Styles, Types, & Varieties of Tea

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

Golden Osmanthus

Golden Osmanthus
Updated: Apr. 14th, 2015
Golden osmanthus, or huang jin gui, is a type of se chung oolong with an aroma resembling osmanthus flowers.

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.

Tea Producing Countries and Regions

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

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Updated: Apr. 14th, 2015
Nuwara Eliya is a district in central Sri Lanka, one of the key regions in producing Ceylon Teas with a high-grown character.

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.

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