terroir

World Tea Expo Country Tour: Tea Producing Countries’ Points of Pride

Every tea producing country has location and terroir characteristics that influence plant composition and make its tea taste unique. These distinguishing characteristics have become points of pride for each country. Here are some details that give each country’s tea its own flavor profile. China China’s tea industry has evolved to include the old mixing...

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...