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earthy
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Taste due to storage under damp conditions"

As defined by: General Information
   "Normally caused by damp storage; a taste which can at times be 'climatically inherent,' in leaf from certain origins"

empty
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Lacking fullness and substance"

english breakfast
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "A name originally applied to China Congou in the U.S., and now used to include blends of black tea in which the China character predominates"

epimerization
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "An isomerization in which a substituent borne by a carbon atom in a saturated ring compound changes from an axial to an equatorial configuration or vice versa"

estate
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "A property or holding, which may comprise more than one garden or plantation under the same management or ownership"

even
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "uniform colour"

As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Consisting of pieces of roughly equal size"

As defined by: General Information
   "True to the grade and consisting of pieces of leaf of quite even size"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "When applied to infused leaf it is usually combined with bright and coppery"

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