Tea and its classification


Tea - this is one of the most popular drinks in the world, on par with the COFe. At the same time, tea is much more ancient drink: coffee pervootkrytiya falls on NE 9th century (Widespread until the second half of the 17th century), while tea, according to Chinese legend, was used long before our era (there is documentary evidence of the use of tea leaves as medication during the Han dynasty, etc.rimerno in 2-3 century before NE). Cultivation and consumption of tea in the historical regions of south-east Asia (China, India, Japan, Thailand, etc.) has a long tradition, as in everyday life, and at the highest level ceremonial. In many countries (Japan and China) there are even special tea ceremony, including as an object of tourism YingTeresa. In Ukraine, if you want to do the most suitable because a port city where supply the best teas from around the world. In the minds of ordinary people from the former Soviet Union, tea - a drink obtained by brewing tea tree leaves. Most often, meaning the black (rarely - green) tea. All is well, but the growingtion, assembly, preparation and grading of tea varieties much more broad and interesting. Tea cultivation takes place on special plantations located in tropical regions (China, India, Ceylon, Africa). Harvested by hand (this requires cheap labor), sometimes up to four times a year. Harvested tea leaves, yieldingt processed to obtain the final packaged product. This process includes the following steps: drying, rolling, fermenting, drying, sorting, packaging.

Classification teas occurs on several criteria that influence how to taste, and the final price:

  • type of tea tree (Chinese, Assamese, Cambodian);
  • origin (Chinese, Indian, Ceylon, Japanese, African, Turkish, Iranian and other);
  • fermentation process (green, black, white, yellow, oolong, pu-erh);
  • method for processing sheet (baikhovi, extruded, extracted, granular, packed).

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