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Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world after water. However, it is not the same tea that everyone drinks. Although they all come from the same plant, the Camellia Sinensis, teas can be different in many ways:
– by the colour of their leaves ( black, beige and various shades of green)
– by the colour of their liquor (black, red, amber, green, yellow, white…in their many shades)
– by their aromas and tastes (sweet, bitter, grassy, woody, floral..) and
– by their textures (light bodied, clear, syrupy, cloudy…)
It never ceases to surprise us how teas from the same region, and even the same category can taste so distinctively different. It is said that there are as many different green teas in China as there are cities… and this is only about green teas!
How to find one’s way in this maze of teas? In our opinion the best and most enjoyable way is by tasting them …
Tasting tea is like tasting wine. We can all enjoy testing ourselves to find the various flavours in a tea. We often challenge ourselves… it is a game. And it is a game where nobody loses, everyone is right! Having said that, the use of the wheel of tea tasting can help, as we are not used to qualify the aromas and flavours we smell and taste…
Tasting is the only way to discover your new favourite!
Come to visit us in our Edinburgh tea shop and embark on a fabulous journey for your taste buds!
 Liquor is the term used for the infused tea.