Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Teaology 101: Today’s post is brought to you by the letter 'L'!

Slowly but surely, we are getting through the entire alphabet of tea definitions. See all the previous definitions by clicking on their letters:

A      B      C      D      E      F      G     H      I     J     K

Lacking:  A neutral tea that is weak in flavour, character, and aroma.

Lady Londonderry:  This is a blend of tea consisting of black tea, and flavoured with strawberries and lemons.

Lapsang Souchong:  A fine, black tea from China known for its smoky flavour and aroma resulting from the leaves being fired over pinewood.

Leaf:  Refers to the actual whole tea leaves.

Leafy:  Refers to large leaf pieces.

Liquor:  This is the yield from the infused tea leaves in hot water.

Light:  Tea that is weak in flavour and colour.

Lot:  All teas belonging to a specific unit that is up for auction.

Low Grown:  Tea grown at an elevation between sea level and 600m.

LTP:  An acronym that stands for Lawrie Tea Processor. This is a machine used to cut tea leaves into smaller particles after they've gone through the drying process.

Luaka:  A delicate tea from the Luaka area in Sri Lanka.

Lung Ching:  Also known as Dragonwell, this is a Chinese green tea.  There are variations in the spelling of this tea.

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