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Writing About Tea

Writing About Tea
Updated: Oct. 16th, 2017
A guide to how to write about tea, with an eye towards writing tea reviews, emphasizing how to describe flavor, aroma, and sensations on the palate.

Invasive Herbs for Herbal Tea

Invasive Herbs for Herbal Tea
Updated: Sep. 28th, 2017
The benefits of harvesting invasive plants for use in herbal tea, as well as practical, ecological, health, and safety concerns with doing so.

Bottled Tea

Bottled Tea
Updated: Sep. 25th, 2017
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, ...

Earl Grey Cream

Earl Grey Cream
Updated: Oct. 17th, 2017
Earl grey cream is a style of flavored black tea using vanilla and other flavorings in addition to bergamot oil.

White Peony Tea

White Peony Tea
Updated: Sep. 19th, 2017
White peony tea (bai mu dan) is a white tea of Chinese origin, and one of the most widely-available styles of white tea.

Guricha / Tamaryokucha

Guricha / Tamaryokucha
Updated: Sep. 19th, 2017
Guricha, also called Tamaryokucha, is a type of Japanese green tea whose leaves have a somewhat curved shape.

Tea Producing Countries and Regions

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

United States of America

United States of America
Updated: Oct. 12th, 2017
The U.S. is not known for being a site of tea production, but there are a few commercial tea-growing operations here. The U.S. also produces numerous herbs.

South Carolina, United States

South Carolina, United States
Updated: Oct. 12th, 2017
South Carolina is the location of one of the few commercial tea-growing operations in the continental U.S.

China

China
Updated: Oct. 3rd, 2017
China is the country with the greatest diversity in tea production, being the origin of numerous styles of tea, and is one of the top two global tea producers.

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