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ltp
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "Lawrie Tea Processor- in this machine the tea leaves are crushed and cut by a series of knives and beaters attached to a rotating shaft"

layering
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "Propagation by burying a stem of a plant in the soil; the stem roots form another plant which can be separated when large enough"

leaf area index
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "LAI- the area of leaves in a plant over unit area of ground"

legg cutter
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "This machine cuts tea leaves by a series of knives oscillating vertically"

lungs
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "aka breathers- Stems which are left in place when all other stems are removed by pruning; these maintain some photosynthesis and are removed when new stems are sufficiently large"

lacking
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Clean tasting without obvious characteristics"

light
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Lacking depth of colour"

As defined by: General Information
   "Lacking strength and any depth of colour"

leafy
As defined by: General Information
   "Orthodox manufacture leaf tending to be on the large or long side"

light
As defined by: General Information
   "A tea light in weight and of poor density. Sometimes flakey"

large
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Large for market requirements"

leafy
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Tea containing larger leaves than normal; coupled with 'useful,' denotes a size in demand"

Loolecondera
As defined by: A Hundred Years of Ceylon Tea
   "First tea estate in Ceylon to receive a direct import of seed from Assam; it is 18 miles southeast of Kandy, and comprises about 3300 acres, the lowest part of the estate is approximately 2400 ft in elevation, and the highest 4500 ft."

letpet
As defined by: The Romance of Tea
   "In Burma, the tea manufactured and consumed; 'pickled tea,' it is prepared as a salad by being soaked in oil, with garlic, and sometimes dried fish added; newly married couples drink from the same cup a mixture of tea leaves steeped in oil, to ensure a happy union."

lac, lakh
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Hindi for 'one hundred thousand'"

large bulk
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Large-leaf tea during manufacture"

leafy
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Whole leaves in broken grades"

lie tea
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "A Chines mixture of willow and other spurious leaf with genuine tea leaf, fraudulently sold as tea"

lime
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "One grade of tea in an invoice or chop"

lapsang souchong
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "A fine grade of China black tea with a smoky or tarry flavor; originally from the Bohema mountains in the province of Fukien, China, there are now coarser, more artificial Lapsang Souchongs produced in Formosa"

lot
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "All of the tea offered under a single serial number at any tea auction"

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