Oolong also goes through a kill green after the withering has gotten to where the maker wants it...
Thanks MarshaIN. I named it under the fourth withering: High Heat Roll Wither. If this is a Chinese chat, it will be more specific as for the tea terms.How are you doing my friend? Try any LongJing this year yet? Cheers ~ T
Seven varieties, that's a great way to categorize tea. Currently most books I've seen use Six Varieties and put puerh into Black Tea. But they simply avoid talking much about puerh, which is a big problem. And I guess if they talk more about puerh, their Six Varieties system will not seem right anymore.
No, no longjing, too much money, not enough reward.
Puerh also has a period of withering (4-6 hours) before the kill green. Ideally not enough to oxidize it to any significant extent, but enough to soften the leaves so they're not damaged during the kill green process.
Great chart. Similar to one I've seen also: http://www.indieteas.com/home/2009/11/19/tea-processing.htmlThanks for the info!
Awesome chart! Before I read this, I was confused with the process of "red" and "black" teas because the Western culture likes to group them into just "black." The processing makes a lot more sense now that I can see the different between "red," "black," and "Pu erh."Thanks!
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