Tea Term of the Month: “Orthodox”

Mao Jian Green Tea

Refers to the method of producing tea predominantly by hand, with great care and a high level of human involvement (as opposed to a predominantly mechanized approach). Generally involves hand plucking and often hand rolling, but occasionally includes some closely supervised use of machinery.  At Arbor Teas, all of our organic loose leaf teas are produced by way of orthodox manufacture (with the exception of our Japanese green teas, which belong to a special catagory of tea production all their own).  For an excellent example of orthodox manufacture, check out the hand-plucked and hand-rolled leaves of our Mao Jian Green Tea!

May 22 2009 03:45 pm | Tea Terms

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  1. Tea Term of the Month: "Mixed-Grading" :: SustainabiliTEA on 30 Sep 2009 at 10:31 am #

    [...] are intentionally composed of a variety of particle sizes, or “grades,” unlike most orthodox teas where uniformity of leaf size is a priority. Mixed grading is a trait that is fairly exclusive [...]

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