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Some common (and uncommon) tea terms. Tea, like wine, has its own vocabulary. You may wish to practice using one of these terms each day, until you can blend them easily into the flow of your conversation. Click on a term below to learn more.

A

Aroma

Astringency

B

Balance

Body

Botanicals

Bright

Biscuity

BOP1

Brew

Brisk

C

Character

Chewy

Colory

Common

Cowbell

CTC

D

Dandy

Delicate

Dull

Dust

F

Fannings

Fermentation

Fez-worthy

Flush

First Flush

Flat

Flavory

FOP

FTGFOP1

Fussbudget

G

Grade

I

Intense

Invoice

L

Liquor

M

Manufactured

Metallic

O

OP

Orthodox

Origin

Oxidation

P

Plain

Pluck

R

Rolling

S

Second Flush

Strength

String-Tie

T

TGFOP1

Thickness

Treehouse

V

Varietal

Vegetative

W

Withering

Z

Zither