Category Archives: Tea Info for Newbies and Up

Giving Thanks to the Tea Growers

  As a tea vendor and avid tea drinker, I like to join my wife, Janice, at this time of year to say thanks to all the hard-working tea growers out there. As much as we are working hard to earn … Continue reading

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Processing Tea – Hand versus Machine

Term “hand-crafted tea” is being applied to a lot of teas these days. However, there doesn’t seem to be an official consensus on when a tea is “hand-crafted.” Continue reading

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Tea Leaf Grading – Outside of China

In the tea industry, tea leaf grading is the process of evaluating products based on the quality and condition of the tea leaves themselves. The highest grades are referred to as “orange pekoe”, and the lowest as “fannings” or “dust.”

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