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Sappy Describes a tea liquor which has a full juicy flavor.

Scented tea These are teas which, after processing are put in close proximity with various flowers or spices under controlled temperature and humidity conditions for periods of about 4 hours and then refired.

Self-drinking Describes an original tea which is palatable in itself and does not necessarily require blending before being consumed by the public.

Sencha These are teas which Japan exports and comprise about 75% of Japan's total production.

Silver Tip Pekoe A very costly tea from China made from full-grown buds of a special tea bush. This is also referred to as White Tea.

Silvery Oolong Another costly tea which utilizes the delicate whitish leaf from the first flush.

Smokey This term describes an odor or taste of smoke, often caused by a defect in the drier.

Soft A tea which is under fermented or oxidized.

Sour This describes an undesirable acid odor and taste.

Spicy A liquor having character, suggestive of cinnamon or cloves. This is sometimes, but not always, the effect of contamination.

Stalk Used to describe a tea with visible stalk.

Stand-out No surprises here. A tea liquor which is above average.

Standing up A tea which holds its original color and flavor is described in this manner.

Stewed; stewy Describes certain thick liquoring teas, having undesirable characteristics as a result of incorrect firing.

Strength; strong Describes a liquor with powerful tea characteristics, but not necessarily thick. A very desirable characteristic, but not essential in certain flavoury teas.

Sumatra Tea grown on the island of Sumatra. Gradings and characteristics are similar to Java teas.


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