Does Chocolate Tea Really Exist?

Oct 16, 2015, under Glossary, Is Tea Good For You, Library, News, Tea is Fun, Tea Lifestyle, Types

Have you heard of a thing called chocolate tea and wondered “what is that thing? There’s no such thing is there”? Well I’m here to tell you, yes Chocolate Tea exists. If you have followed […]

Ethical Tea Partnership

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is an alliance of tea packers who are working together to improve the sustainability of the tea sector. It is the “fair trade” in the tea industry. ETP aims to […]

Superior Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Indian tea is typically categorised into two families – CTC (chopped up tea leaves) and orthordox (large leaf). Superior Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (SFTGFOP) is one of the large leaf grades. It is […]

Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Indian tea is typically categorised into two families – CTC (chopped up tea leaves) and orthordox (large leaf). Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (FTGFOP) is one of the large leaf grades. It is exceptionally […]

Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (TGFOP)

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Indian tea is typically categorised into two families – CTC (chopped up tea leaves) and orthordox (large leaf). Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (TGFOP) is one of the large leaf grades. It is flowery orange […]

Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (GFOP)

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Indian tea is typically categorised into two families – CTC (chopped up tea leaves) and orthordox (large leaf). Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (GFOP) is one of the large leaf grades. It is the same as […]

Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP)

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Indian tea is typically categorised into two families – CTC (chopped up tea leaves) and orthordox (large leaf). Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP) is one of the large leaf grades. It is high quality tea made […]

Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP)

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Indian tea is typically categorised into two families – CTC (chopped up tea leaves) and orthordox (large leaf). Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) is one of the large leaf grades. It is small chopped up leaves […]

Orange Pekoe (OP)

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Indian tea is typically categorised into two families – CTC (chopped up tea leaves) and orthordox (large leaf). Orange Pekoe (OP) is one of the large leaf grades. It is long, pointed leaves plucked as […]

Pekoe (P)

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Indian tea is typically categorised into two families – CTC (chopped up tea leaves) and orthordox (large leaf). Pekoe (P) is one of the large leaf grades. It is shorter pieces of leaf than orange […]

Winy

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Relates to the aging of tea, which normally does not enhance flavour. However, for some fine tea such as Keemun, Darjeeling and Pu’erh, aging can bring out an interesting mellow flavour.

Weedy

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Grassy or haylike taste – related to underwithering. It is also referred as woody taste.

Toasty

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Describes that aroma of a fine Keemun and other fired teas.

Tisane

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

[ti’zan] is the herbal or fruit infusion that does not contain tea leaves from the Camelia Sinensis plant. Examples of tisane are Turkish apple tea, chamomile, Rooibos (organic) and Ginger Kiss.

Tippy

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

A characteristic often found in better second flush tea. Tippy refers to the golden tips appearing on black leaves. These golden tips tend to lessen the astringency (bitterness) of the tea, hence, producing a sweeter […]

Thin

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Light liquor that lacks strength in flavour or aroma (often both).

Stale

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

Faded aroma and a dead taste caused by excessive aging and subsequent loss of quality.

Second Flush

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

(The quality of the tea depends on the time brewed and the time of the year it is picked.) Second Flush refers to the second picking season of the year. Typically around May/June. Second Flush […]

Pungent

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

A bitter, harsh and rough characteristic that is felt along the gums rather than tasted on the tongue.

Muscat

Jul 09, 2013, under Glossary, Library

A flavour and aroma characteristic of fine darjeeling’s, often associated with black currants.