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Tea Types & Definitions

Check out GAYOT's definition guide to find out more about the different types of white tea

 

Learn about the differences between black, green, white, yellow and oolong teas and appreciate the subtle nuances of each type!

Black Teas


Assam
Ceylon
Darjeeling
Earl Grey
English Breakfast
Irish Breakfast
Java
Keemun
Kenyan
Lapsang Souchong
Orange Pekoe
Rize
Thai
Yunnan Red

Oolong Teas


Alishan
Bai Ji Guan
Cold Summit
Da Hong Pao
Eastern Beauty
Iron Guanyin
Pouchong
Rou Gui
Shui Hsien
Shui Jin Gui

Tung Ting

Green Teas


Top 10 Green Teas
Bi Luo Chun
Chun Mee
Da Fang
Genmaicha
Gunpowder
Gyokuro
Hojicha
Kukicha
Longjing

Matcha
Sencha

Tamaryokucha

Yunnan Green

White Teas


Assam White
Ceylon White
Darjeeling White
Shou Mei
Silver Needle

White Peony

Yellow Teas


Huoshan Huangya
Junshan Yinzhen

Other Teas


Pu-erh


WHAT IS TEA? DEFINITION: tea, n. [D. thee; Malay teh ; Chin. dial. t'e, for Mandarin ch'a, tea.]

1. a white-flowered evergreen plant, Thea sinensis, grown in China, India, Japan etc.
2. its dried and prepared leaves, used to make a beverage.
3. the beverage made by soaking tea leaves in boiling water.



(Updated: 07/09/13 JDM)

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