This tea glossary gives you the terminology and definitions for tea party related items used on this site.
Accoutrements - Accessories and equipment used for serving tea.
Astringency - teas high in unoxidized polyphenols cause a dry mouth.
Cambric Tea - very weak tea with a lot of milk and sugar.
Bake Blind - to bake a pastry case before the addition of the filling. The use of weights help to keep bubbles from forming.
Fermentation - natural oxidation of fresh tea leaves.
Scald - heat to where pin bubbles form around the edges and a slight skin forms on the
surface, but do not allow to boil.
Souchang - large leaf teas from the lower leaves of the tea shoot.
Tannin - refers to the natural substance found in many plants that produce
an astringent sensation.
Withered - a process that allows air to pass over and through the
leaves to remove moisture.
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