Uva made Green tea

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.


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Sep 3rd, '13, 10:02
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Uva made Green tea

by MEversbergII » Sep 3rd, '13, 10:02

Read this article today: http://teaguardian.com/tea-selection-gu ... iXq5X-0Sjc

An example of how fuzzy the broad categories for tea can be. It is green, yet like an oolong, yet sort of like a white. Crazyness.

M.

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Uva made Green tea

by debunix » Sep 3rd, '13, 11:11

If the result were much like this incredible tea I got 2 years ago from Norbu--and that sadly, I couldn't inspire enough people to buy for him to restock it again--it may be truly brilliant. He describes the production method in detail and the difficulty in classifying the resulting tea:

"...though it is produced from tea plants that are traditionally only used to produce Oolong tea, the way this tea was processed makes it fit into the “White Tea” category. This tea really fits into the category of White tea and Oolong tea just about as well as the proverbial square peg fits into its round hole…it doesn’t really fit anywhere if you are a stickler for the “rules” of classifying a tea."

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Sep 4th, '13, 10:08
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Re: Uva made Green tea

by MEversbergII » Sep 4th, '13, 10:08

There's a good number of teas that just don't seem to fit anywhere. I think the first I encountered was a semi-black, semi-white tea from Fuding. Something else.

M.

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