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Tea Tasters’ Terms

APPEARANCE Black—Leaf black in colour, a descriptive term usually applied to low-country teas and those made from high jat leaf. Most teas are black, but unsatisfactory withering, under-rolling and excessive handling reduces the degree of blackness. Bold—Refers to size of leaf and indicates that the pieces of leaf are big. Brownish—Mainly describes teas made from …

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