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Know your tea

  All tea comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. The taste, appearance, aroma and texture of Tea is like wine or whisky in some regards. Like wine it varies with the region where it is grown, like whisky it can be blended or had as single garden unblended tea.Tea leaves are typically picked in first, second and third flush. i.e. first leaves of the season, second leaves later in the year and so on.The texture, colour, liquor and flavour of tea are typically what one considers when evaluating or tasting tea. These are a function of the region where the tea is grown, the time of the year (flush), the amount of rainfall, the amount of sunshine and the...

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