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Transcript of Tea Time
the nontea tea
Produced: Assam, India
Characteristics: Brisk and malty with a bright color and a touch of fruitiness.
Uses: Often the base of English and Irish Breakfast Teas and other Black Tea Blends
Produced: Qimen County, Anhui Providence, China
Characteristics: Fruity with hints of pine; wine-like
Produced: Yunnan Providence, China
Characteristics: chocolaty, dark, malty and nuanced. Sometimes, they have notes of spice and / or a lasting sweetness in the finish.
Uses: suitable for multiple infusions
Produced: Sri Lanka
Characteristics: bold, full and brisk, with medium-to-full tannins and some notes of citrus and/or spice
Uses: Unmixed and in Blends
a bundle of dried tea leaves wrapped around one or more dried flowers
Evaluating the product based on the quality of the tea-leaf. The highest grades are referred to as "orange pekoe", and the lowest as "fannings" or "dust". Used in Sri Lanka, India, and other non-China countries for evaluating Black Teas.
Produced in: Darjeeling, India
Characteristics: Fruity, Floral, Astringent
this shape is ideal for storing tea over the years, and due to the thin surface area of the cake, the leaves get to 'breathe' and continue to develop flavor over time.
Containing no actual tea, these "teas" are an herbal infusion made from plant parts - bark, flowers, roots and seeds. They are called tisanes (ptisan) and contain no caffeine.
Produced in: Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, India
Characteristics: Dark and Aromatic
Uses: mostly used in blends for tea bags
harvested in mid-March following spring rains, and has a gentle, very light color, aroma, and mild astringency.
Monsoon or rains tea
harvested in the monsoon (or rainy season) between second flush and autumnal, is less withered, consequently more oxidized, and usually sold at lower prices. It is rarely exported, and often used in masala chai.
harvested in the autumn after the rainy season, and has somewhat less delicate flavor and less spicy tones, but fuller body and darker color.
Harvested and then heated immediately making them non oxidized.
They produce a fragrant, vegetal character, and when properly brewed the tea liquor will appear light and clear with a pale green or yellow hue.
Bai Lin Gong Fu
Produced in: Fuji & China
Characteristics: sweet, smooth and toasty with notes of caramel and cream
Silver Needle (Baihao Yinzhen)
Produced in: Fujian Province
Characteristics: Delicate, light and slightly sweet
Produced in: Fujian Province, China
Characteristics: Floral quality, fuller flavor
Long Life Eyebrow
Produced in: China
Characteristics: Fruity, furry tea made up of tips and upper leaves, stronger flavor similar to Oolong
Uses: can be brewed in a varied of ways in combinations
Tribute Eyebrow (Gong Mei)
Produced in: China
Characteristics: lower grade; darker and fuller taste
Produced in: Darjeeling, India
Characteristics: pale golden color, mellow with a hint of sweetness
Oxidized for various lengths of time (15– 75 percent oxidation) allowing for a wide range of character and caffeine content; the darker, or more oxidized, the higher the caffeine content.
Wuyi rock (cliff)
Produced in: Fujian Province
Single Bush Dān Cōng
Dancong teas are noted for their ability to naturally imitate the flavors and fragrances of various flowers and fruits, such as orange blossom, orchid, grapefruit, almond, ginger flower, etc.
Oolong From Taiwan
Began in the 1990's by a Taiwanese immigrant. Imported and began growing qin xin and jinxuan. Now produces tea under the company name Zealong.
Yu Lan Xiang-Magnolia Flower
Xing Ren Xiang -Almond
Zhi Lan Xiang -Orchid
Po Tou Xiang-Ginger Flower
Huang Zhi Xiang-Orange Blossom
You Hua Xiang -Pomelo Flower
Mi Lan Xiang-Honey Orchid
Rou Gui Xiang -Cinnamon
Gui Hua Xiang-Osmanthus
The Origins of Green Tea
Here are some of the more popular!
Kaihua Longding (Dragon Mountain)
Bi Luo Chun (Grean Snail Spring)
Que She (Tongue of golden altar sparrow)
Jasmine tea (Mo Li Hua Cha)
Mao Feng tea
is made from the leaves of
the Camellia Sinensis plant,
from the Camellia family. It is
an evergreen shrub which grows best
in well drained sandy soil.
Native of South and Southeast Asia,
it can grow in any warm weather tropical and subtropical climate. Unpruned, the plant will grow to 30 feet in height,
but is generally kept between
3-6 feet for ease of harvesting the leaves.
The highest quality teas are made from just the top 2 leaves and a bud of the plant.
the 2nd most popular beverage
in the world after water.
3 billion cups
consumed every day
throughout the world.
1.4 million pounds of tea.
5 out of 6 Americans
are tea drinkers
Has less caffeine than colas,
The United States imports
130 billion pounds of tea a year
tea bags a small, porous sealed bag containing tea leaves or herbs commonly made of filter paper, silk or food grade plastic
either whole leaf or pieces may be strained through a teaball or strainer
packed into wooden molds & pressed into block form- idea for transportation
Xin Yang Mao Jian (Green Tip or Tippy Green
Chun Mee "Precious Eyebrows"
Gou Gu Nao
Yun Wu "Cloud and Mist"
Da Fang "Big Square Suneet"
Liuan Leaf "Melon Seed"
Hou Kui "Monkey Tea"
Huo Qing "Fire Green"
Zhu Ye Qing (Meng Ding Cui Zhu or Green Bamboo)
Meng Ding Gan Lu
Harvested and then heated immediately; have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. They produce a fragrant, vegetal character, and when properly brewed the tea liquor will appear light and clear with a pale green or yellow hue
Gyokuro "Jade Dew"
Second Grade Tea
Konacha (Gyokuroko or Gyokurokocha)
By-product of Sencha or Gyokuro
Matcha (powdered tea)
Tencha (milling tea)
Genmaicha (brown rice tea)
Hōjicha (roasted over charcoal)
Aracha (raw green tea)
Shincha (new tea)
Funmatsucha (instant powdered tea)
Other Green Teas
Ceylong (Sri Lanka)
Kahwah (Afganisatan, Pakistan, Central Asia, Kashmir Valley)
An aged black tea from China prized for its medicinal properties and earthy flavor. Until 1995 it was illegal to import it into the U.S., and the process of its production is a closely guarded state secret in China. It is very strong with an incredibly deep and rich flavor, and no bitterness, and an element that could best be described as almost peaty in flavor.
The health benefits of tea are linked to polyphenols and catechins,
two types of antioxidants.
Reduces the risk of:
Da Hong Paio " Big Red Robe"
Bai Jiguan "White Cockcomb/White Rooster"
Tieluohan "Iron Arhat"
Shui Jin Gui
Shui Hsien "Narcisus"
Tierguanyin "Iron Goddess
Huangjin Gui "Golden Cassia"
The Origin of Tea
The Chinese legend claims that Emperor Shien Non Shei discovered tea in 2737 BC. One version of the legend is that a tea leaf drifted into a pot of water Shien Non Shei was drinking. He proceeded to drink the water and was surprised that it had become tea and hence, tea was founded
Another version of the legend is that while the Emperor was mountain climbing he became thirty and a tea leaf drifted towards his feet. He picked up the leaf, twisted it in his fingers, and thought the bitter taste could hold healthy properties that would satisfy his thirst when brewed into a drink
A Short History
(350 to 600) The demand for tea developed and eventually stripped the supply of wild tea trees. Farmers began to grow tea plants and the cultivation of tea spread throughout China
(618-907) During the Tang Dynasty more tea plants were discovered and the tradition spread to Japan. Zen Buddhist in Japan developed the Japanese Tea Ceremony to stay awake for meditation but slowly became a part of the nation’s culture
(780 ) Lu Yu wrote
), a tea production manual that popularized tea as a part of Chinese culture
(1606) Tea was introduced to Europe by Queen Elizabeth who established the Dutch East India Company, which began exporting tea from China
(1773) The famous Boston Tea Party occurred, where American colonists protested the taxation of tea by the Dutch East India Company because the population desired it, proving it’s global influence and importance
Dongding or Tung-Ting
Jin Xuan- Milk Oolong, Nai Xiang, Golden Day lily
Pouchong- Light Oolong, Bao Zhong
Dongfang Meiren- Oriental Beauty
Fully oxidized with a rich, dark appearance and a strong, brisk flavor. Contains the greatest amount of caffeine.
reducing the risk of diabetes
harvested June-mid-August. ea has amber hue and taste is mostly muscatel grape flavor.
Nilgiri Black Tea
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The Buddhist legend claims that Siddhartha Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, was eager to prove his faith by traveling to China without sleep. He failed and slept after a few days of travel. When he woke he cursed his eyelids, removed them, and threw them to the ground. From his buried eyelids a tea bush immediately grew. He collected the leaves of the bush and was given the energy he needed to continue his journey
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