||The Language of
English is the common language used in the tea industry
throughout the world. However, it is English with a difference.
A grade of a leaf for example refers to the size of the
leaf particle, while dust is the term used to describe
the smallest leaf particle. Large leaf, good quality China
tea is called stringy, and made tea is the state of the
tea at the end of production and not tea that has been
brewed in a pot.
Our glossary is a comprehensive list of all the terms
commonly used in the tea trade – read through it
to find out how to speak the language of a true tea expert.
Source: International Tea Committee, London