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February 2017

Terroir – What it is and how it influences the flavour of Tea

The concept of terroir has emerged as a key parameter for flavour over the past few years, and the wine industry has done a particularly good job at highlighting its importance. But what exactly do we understand by “terroir”, and what role does it play in tea?

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Getting up close and personal with Camellia sinensis [infographic]

There are three factors that determine the taste of a tea: the plant variety, the terroir and the manufacturing process.

Today we’ll explore the first of these factors, the plant variety, in a bit more detail – don’t worry, we’ll keep things simple!

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