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racemization
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "The transformation of an optically active substance (q.v.) into a mixture of isomers having equal and opposite activity, the mixture effectively being optically inactive"

ragged
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Rough, shaggy and uneven"

As defined by: General Information
   "An uneven badly manufactured and graded tea"

rains/rainy
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "North Indian teas produced during monsoons"

raspberry
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Flavour akin to raspberry"

rasping
As defined by: General Information
   "A very coarse and harsh liquor"

raw
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Immature"

As defined by: General Information
   "A bitter unpleasant liquor"

red
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "(self-explanatory)"

As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "(self-explanatory)"

rich
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Mellow liquor abundant in quality and thickness"

roller
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "The traditional machine for macerating tea; it consists of a hopper containing leaf under pressure which moves eccentrically over a ridged table which is moving eccentrically over a different path; it is essentially a batch machine although continuous variants have been tried; tea produced by these machines is known as 'orthodox'"

rolling
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "The maceration of leaf which is necessary before fermentation to produce black tea can be efficient"

rotorvane
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "This machine, which was devised in India, has a shaft carrying a series of angled blades which rotate in a cylindrical housing; the blades are nearer to the exit which is partially closed; together these generate a pressure in the machine; the rotorvane is commonly used in series with either orthodox rollers or CTC machines"

rough
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Irregular and not well made"

round
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Full smooth liquor"

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