FTGFOP. Phew what a mouthful! It feels like a code of some kind. In a way it is.
While tea has been around for centuries, it wasn’t until recently in the 20th century that the popularity of tea really began to rise.
Tea. Camellia sinensis. By now you should be well familiar with these words and how they are synonymous with each other. This evergreen plant from the countries of hot climates with its delicate little white flowers and yellow stamens should be seared into your mind.
Fair. Trade. You see these words thrown around in tea shops and coffee shops. But what does it mean?
CTC sounds like a company’s acronym, no? While it is an acronym, it actually stands for the process that defines this type of black tea: crush, tear, and curl.
There are, in fact, two types of so-called “yellow tea” out there in the world! The first refers to the yearly tea tax asked by the Emperor.
The process of oxidation is very important in tea. This is essentially the part that differentiates each of the teas.
Assam and Darjeeling…some of you may have heard those words thrown around (I know I have).
While the English are known for drinking copious amounts of tea, we all know by now that they did not invent the leaf. So…how did the leaf migrate from Asia to the British Isles?
And now….we will take a look at how the Japanese Tea Ceremony progresses.