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+ Comments Tea and Car Repairs - 2006-03-13 09:00:02
Looking down on what appeared to be a strip mall/oasis in the middle of a tea plantation in India. We took a look around the factory and the grounds, had a wonderful meal, and drank some amazingly fresh tea. All tea comes from the leaves of one plant, Camellia sinensis, which is processed into four tea types--White, Green, Oolong and Black. For all four teas, the main point differentiating them comes from processing. After being picked from the Camellia sinensis plant, both White and Green Teas remain as unoxidized teas, Oolong Tea is partially oxidized, and Black Tea is fully oxidized under controlled temperature and humidity. Basically, processing gives Black Teas a more full-bodied and robust taste. Then the leaves are dried to arrest the oxidation process, and sorted into grades according their sizes.