Do you remember when you were in school, you need to recite the passengers in the textbook. But do you know why you need to remember these poems?
It is helping you praise the beautiful scene that a lonely bird flies up to the sky under the sunset, you will think “The sunset and the lonely bird fly together, the autumn river and the sky shared the same color” instead of “the wild bird is awesome, the sun is very pretty!”
Similarly, when you drink with your tea buddy, who takes a sip of the tea and says “The tea color is orange and clear, having the orchid flavor, the taste is pure. The aftertaste is sweet, and stays long.” But you drink the tea and says “Wow, the tea tasks good!” At times like this, whoever doesn’t have much to say make the situation awkward.
Today, editor will give you the factors to evaluate the tea in terms of color, aroma, and taste. Here will teach you the frequent used comments for various tea, saving your from not enough vocabulary.
It is the color of the tea leaves dissolved in the boiled water. The colors change according to the tea varieties, cultivation conditions, age of the tea leaves, processing methods, storage conditions and others. When you evaluate the color of the tea, you should mainly focus on color, brightness, and clearness.
Frequent used comments:
Clear: clean, transparent, bright, no precipitation
Freshness: the color of the tea is bright and active
Bright: the tea is dark and vibrant
Distinct: fresh, bright and shiny
Shining: the tea is dark and transparent
Shallow: substances in the tea is not rich, the color is light
Many sediment: the residues sunk in the bottom of the bowl
Turbidity: there are many suspended substance, low level of transparency
Dark: the color of the tea is not bright
It is the aroma with the steam coming out of the brewed tea. Because the tea variety, production sides, season, processing methods are different, the corresponding aromas will come out. Evaluation of the aroma is mainly comparing the purity of the fragrant, high or low, length. The aroma of flower, fruit, and honey are the preferred aroma.
Frequently used comments:
Freshness: have the fresh aroma
Fragrance: the fragrance is elegant and gentle, slow but lasting.
Elegant: the aroma is soft but lasting
Grass scent: pure and soft, but very elegant
Strong: the aroma is strong and lasting, have the special aroma of fruit and flowers
Aroma of the flower: the aroma is sharp, smells like flowers
High and lasting: the aroma of the tea is lasting, strong and high, very irritation
Lasting: the aroma of the tea lasts long, still have the aroma even if the tea is cold
Aroma of the chestnut: smells like cooked chestnut, strong and lasting
Fresh: the aroma of the tea is very fresh and sharp
Pure: the aroma of the tea is normal
Strong: the aroma of the tea is complete, or the flower tea can be brewed many times
Aroma floats on the surface: the aroma of the flower floats on the surface, disappearing fast
Tenderness: apparent and delicate
Aroma of the fresh leaves: aroma of the fresh bud
Low level of the aroma of the flower, can smell the aroma of the tea
The aroma of the jasmine releases the aroma of orchid
Phonology: the unique characteristic of some Oolong variety
Sweetness: strong sweetness taste
Strong and sharp: the aroma is high and enjoyable, no obvious floral
Rich: the aroma is strong and lasting with a special aroma of flower and fruit
It is the reaction to the taste of the tea. When you evaluate if the taste is pure. Normally, the pure tastes can be divided into strong or light, strength, freshness, pureness, and others. The not very pure taste can be bitter, raw, and mixed with other taste. A good tea is strong and fresh, with strong irritation or rich in convergence.
Frequent used comments:
Sweet aftertaste: the tea first tastes bitter, but the aftertaste is sweet
Strong: strong but don’t have an astringent taste, pure but not light, appropriate level of strong, sweet aftertaste
Mellow: strong, irritating, slightly sweet aftertaste
Mild: tea too weak, freshness not enough, but don’t have mixed taste
Light and thin: the taste is normal, light and weak
Rough: the taste is rough and thin, belonging to taste of the low-level tea
Bitterness: even though the soup is strong, but the taste is not fresh nor pure. The taste is astringent and bitter, have numbness taste
Ripped taste: not fresh, weak and soft with no enjoyment
Taste of water: the taste is light and not pure. The dry tea might be damped or not dry enough with the taste of water
Burning taste: the burned tea leaves have a taste of burning
Mixed taste: smoke, burning, acid and other substance that have contaminated the flavor of the tea.
If you read so far, next time when you drink a good cup of tea, you won’t only have “wow, tastes good” in your mind.