Guide To Tea Tasting
How Do I Taste my Tea?
When we’re tasting tea, mainly we look following key features of the selected tea,
- Appearance – Is it twisted, rolled or a natural, flat leaf?
- Aroma/fragrance -Smell the leaves before steeping. Do they smell grassy, smoky or sweet?
- Flavour – Is it citrusy, flowery, toasty or fruity?
- Colour – is it bright, deep color?
- Mouthfeel – is it sweet? Bitter? salty? acidic/sourness?
Let`s start Tea Tasting
A good way to start tea tasting is to line up your favorite teas in different categories and start comparing.
Note: How the flavors may differ depending upon origin, soil type, style of tea and steeping time. So, you will learn characteristics of Ceylon teas of each region on our post of “Ceylon Tea growing regions,”
How to Brew the Tea
before your tasting Tea session, you have to Brew your tea at the required time. you will learn all about how to brew teas in our tea product description and our all products well described how to make the cup of tea.
Taste of the Tea
When we think of tea tasting, we think of our tongue. But in fact, up to 90% of flavor perceives through smell. Our tongues detect four essential tastes and these give us our initial impression: sweet, bitterness, salty, acidic/sourness.
Good tea takes you on a journey. What flavors bloom? Grass, flowers, earth, ocean, sky, minerals, fruits, spices and liquids can be used to understand the flavors of tea. Alfalfa, barnyard, lilacs, seaweed, brine, passion fruit, tar, cream, butterscotch and more are all terms used to describe tea.
Consider your life’s experiences and the flavor of the brew, and where it takes you back in time. What do you taste first? Then what? Then what? What are you still tasting on the back of your tongue long after that first initial sip?
Now you will find good tea to match you.