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Garden Refers to a plantation or estate where tea is grown.

Genmaicha also called "popcorn tea", this is Japanese Green sencha leaves blended with roasted rice, which sometimes pops during shipment, and resembles popcorn.

Golden Tip A desirable feature resulting from good harvesting practices.

Gone off Tea which is not good because it is old, mouldy, or otherwise tainted.

Grainy Refers to well-made fannings and dust.

Green Describes an unpleasant astringency which may be due to inadequate withering or fermentation.

Green Tea These leaves are light green and are not fermented. The supposed benefits of Green Tea include a longer life and recent studies have associated this tea with anti-carcinogens. There are two other types of green tea, Steamed and Kiln-roasted. Steaming the tea takes out its bitter taste.

Gunpowder Tea Green Tea from China that is rolled into fine pellets that "pop" when infused. Morrocans use this for mint tea.

Gyokuro A prized Japanese Green Tea which is rich to the taste and pleasing to the eye. The tea undergoes special handling at every stage of its growth (shaded) and processing (hand-fired).


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