| Terms Describing
Infused Tea Leaf
Aroma - smell or scent
denoting inherent character usually in a tea grown at
- 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.
Coppery - bright leaf that
indicates a well manufactured tea or make of tea.
Dark - a dark
or dull colour that usually indicates poorer leaf quality.
Dull - lacks brightness
and usually denotes poor tea. Can be due to faulty making
(manufacture) and firing, or a high moisture content.
Green - when referring
to black tea it means the leaf has been under fermented,
or alternatively it can be a leaf plucked from immature
bushes and will often, when liquored, result in a raw
or light liquor. Can also be caused by poor rolling during
making or manufacture.
Mixed or Uneven - leaf of uneven
a smoky aroma.