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Tea Leaf Grade Terminology

One of the delightful things about tea is its quirky traditions. Here is an article on the various Tea Leaf Grades

Tea leaves come in all shapes and sizes, but surprisingly, are all within a set of standards and can be described by using various terms that are exclusive to the Tea Trade.

Some of them are quite simple, and others are really quite lengthy, but this document attempts to explain the general terms in use today when assessing the quality and shape of tea leaves.