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warm fermented
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "China congou type; not controlled as in 'cold fermented;' the temperature of the mass varies according to locality, time of withering (whether by sun or artificial heat), and in the panning (hand rolling) process, but generally speaking it is several degrees higher than in 'cold fermented'"

water-holding capacity
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "see 'soil water capacity'"

water-stress index
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "The level of the soil water deficit above a base value which represents the soil water deficit above which yield is reduced"

water-use efficiency
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "The amount of dry matter produced per unit of water lost by evaporation from crop and soil surface plus the water lost by transpiration from the plants"

weak
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Thin liquor"

weathery
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Unpleasant taste on some rains teas"

weedy
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Thin; cabbagy"

As defined by: General Information
   "DA grass or hay taste related to under-withering; sometimes referred to as woody"

well twisted
As defined by: General Information
   "Applicable to Orthodox manufacture. Often referred to as 'well-made' or 'rolled' and used for describing whole leaf grades"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Leaf which is tightly rolled or twisted, which is indicative of ideallly withered tea"

well-made
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Uniform in colour, size, and texture"

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

whiskery
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "fine hairy fibre; see also hairy"

wild
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "End season teas having reddish appearance"

As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Autumnal teas past their prime"

winey
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Overfermented under sterile conditions"

wiry
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Stylish, thin whole leaf"

As defined by: General Information
   "Leaf appearance of a well-twisted, thin leaf orthodox tea"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Term applied to well-twisted, thin leaf Orange Pekoe"

withering
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "The first stage in black tea manufacture; the harvested leaves are partly dried at low temperature, close to ambient; the degree of drying depends on the manufacturing process; important chemical changes occur during this period, which can last from six to 20 hours"

woody
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Sawdust-like character"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "A grass or hay flavor in tea which is undesirable"

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