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agony of the leaves
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Tea tasters expression descriptive of the unfolding of the leaves when boiling water is applied"

anhwei, anhui
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "One of the main black and green tea producing districts in China"

assam
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "High grade India tea grown in Northeast India"

aroma
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Denotes that both the tea leaf and infusion have one of a certain number of smells which are highly valued; such aroma is connected with flavor and is highly fragrant"

autumnal tea
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Term applied to India and Formosa teas, meaning teas touched with cool weather"

aroma
As defined by: General Information
   "Smell or scent denoting 'inherent character,' usually at high elevations"

ammonification
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "The reduction of nitrate ions in soil to ammonium ions"

ara-cha
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "A The Japanese name for crude or unrefined tea, i.e. tea before cutting or sieving; see also hon-cha"

autoxidation
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "A series of oxidative changes that proceed through a radical mechanism; all radical mechanisms are characterized by several distinct stages, one of which occurs at a progressively accelerating rate, and is described as auto-catalytic, or in this particular case autoxidative"

aroma
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Fragrant smell of tea grown at high elevations"

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

attractive
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Well-made : uniform in colour, size and texture"

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