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Referring to any beverage made by the infusion in hot water of the dried and prepared leaves of the Camellia sinensis shrub.

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Food (other); Tea

An Australian term describing a tin pot used for boiling tea over an open fire.


Food (other); Tea

A term describing tea that has been well fired, often associated with Assam teas.

Black tea

Food (other); Tea

Green tea leaves that have been oxidized, or fermented, imparting a characteristic reddish brew. The most common type of tea worldwide.


Food (other); Tea

A combination of different types of teas for flavour consistency from season to season.


Food (other); Tea

A term describing an unpleasant acidic taste, associated with improper withering of the tea leaves.

Brick tea

Food (other); Tea

Tea leaves that have been steamed and compressed into bricks; the bricks are then shaved and brewed with butter and salt and served as a soup.


Food (other); Tea

A term describing a tea that is very astringent; also a Lipton trademark.

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