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Loose Tea, Tea Bags, Sachets, Etc.

Last Updated: Oct. 31, 2013

Teas can be classified as loose tea, tea bags, sachets (pyramid bags), and a few other forms.

Grades of Tea

Last Updated: Oct. 31, 2013

A key for the system of letters (OP, FOP, BOP, FTGFOP, etc.) used in one system of tea grading.

Whole Leaf Tea (Full Leaf Tea)

Last Updated: May. 6, 2013

Whole leaf tea or full leaf tea is tea consisting of whole, intact leaves; it tends to be easier (but slower) to brew, and have a more subtle flavor and ar

Why Style? What Exactly Is A Style Of Tea?

Last Updated: Apr. 16, 2013

RateTea refers to styles of tea; this page explains why we use the word style, and what exactly we mean by a style of tea.

Single Origin Teas

Last Updated: Jan. 4, 2013

A single origin tea is a tea that has been grown and produced in a specific region; this article explains the reasons for buying single origin teas.

Tippy Tea

Last Updated: Apr. 4, 2012

Tippy tea is tea that contains a greater portion of tips (leaf buds); tippy tea tends to be higher in caffeine, smoother in flavor, and more expensive.

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