Tea Terms: Fermentation vs. Oxidation

Among the more tricky issues when it comes to writing about tea, or for that matter, when it comes to being a tea lover in general, is that there are many popular myths that have sprung up about tea — not to mention the fact that the terminology of tea is not always as exact …

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Oxidized or Fermented Tea?

Often when talking about oolong tea you sometimes hear that a tea was 25% fermented, or that black tea is fully fermented. Sadly both those things are wrong to say, they are common usage due to a translation error from Chinese into English. But the correct word in both those situations is oxidized. To be …

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