tea processing

Terroir vs. Processing: Why Both Matter

As with wine, a tea’s terroir tells a story. The increasing demand for single-estate teas points to its growing favor. However, processing is equally significant and impacts the quality and flavor of tea. Lydia Kung, the owner of VeriLeaf Curated Fine Teas and a Global Tea Championship judge, discusses fluidity in the relationship between...

Azerbaijani Tea Factory Evidence of Revival of Domestic Production

Azerbaijanis refer to tea as “chay” and have a long history and colorful customs preparing chay. * Domestic cultivation is more recent, dating to the 1930s. Demand for locally produced tea has increased in the past few years. Last week Azernews reported the opening of a new tea factory with a processing capacity of...