Like fine wine, tea's flavor is influenced by the tea bush varietal, country of origin, season of harvest, climate, soil, elevation, at what time of day and how it is picked, processing, degree of oxidation, blending, packaging, transportation and storage.  Tea Experts can determine the type of tea, country of origin and, often, the time of year a tea was produced just by its appearance and taste.

Any tea can be enhanced with herbs, spices, flowers, fruits, essential oils and flavors to create whimsical, imaginative blends.  When done well, the addition of interesting, flavorful ingredients can bring out special characteristics unique to each tea.


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