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Terms Describing Infused Tea Leaf

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Aroma
Smell or scent denoting 'inherent character' usually in tea grown at high altitudes.

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B

Biscuity
A pleasant aroma often found in well-fired Assam.

Bright
A lively bright appearance, which usually indicates that the tea will produce a bright liquor.

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C

Coppery
Bright leaf that indicates a well manufactured or make of tea.

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D

Dark
A dark or dull color that usually indicates poor leaf quality.

Dull
Lacks brightness and usually denotes poor tea. Can be due to faulty making (manufacture) and firing or a high moisture content.

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G

Green
When referring to black tea it means the leaf has been under fermented or the leaf has been plucked from an immature bush. The result can be a raw or light colored liquid when brewed. Can also be caused by poor rolling during making or manufacturing.

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M

Mixed or Uneven
Leaf of varying color.

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T

Tarry
A smoky aroma which should not be there unless a Lapsang Souchong tea.

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