The Process of Transforming Tea Leaves


The Process of Transforming Tea Leaves

From Leaf to Infusion


Black and Semifermented Tea (Oolong)

Soluble tea is a black tea that has undergone the usual production steps but that is dried even further and reduced to powder. This type of tea has the advantage of being easier to crate and ship for export. It is also ideal for the two great tea innovations of the 20th century: iced tea, and the tea bag.

Green Tea

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Picture source: Le Tao du thé en Chine, Taïwan 1983