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HISTORY OF TEA

Tea has a recorded history that spans nearly 5,000 years. Legend has it that tea was discovered in 2737 BC when some tea leaves blew into Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung’s pot of boiling water. In the 1600’s, tea became highly popular throughout Europe and the USA.

All tea comes from the plant camellia sinensis.

An Introduction to Tea

Tea has a recorded history that spans nearly 5,000 years. Legend has it that tea was discovered in 2737 BC when some tea leaves blew into Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung’s pot of boiling water. In the 1600’s, tea became highly popular throughout Europe and the USA.

Types of Tea

Tea can be broadly categorised into two groups: oxidised and non-oxidised. Oxidisation will be discussed in more detail later, essentially oxidation refers to a series of chemical reactions that result in the browning of tea leaves and the production of flavor and aroma compounds in finished teas. Depending on the type of tea being made, oxidation is prevented altogether, or deliberately initiated, controlled then stopped.

With hand picked tea, experienced pickers will only pick the fully developed and flavoursome leaf.

Tea Production

Specialty tea is leafy grade tea produced with the intention to enhance and fully express the characteristics present in the leaf. Specialty tea celebrates the unique diversity of flavours, growing regions, climates, production methods and preparation as a means to create optimum end user enjoyment.

The fresh new leaves of each flush offer the most complex aroma and flavoursome taste.