Stray Leaves Tea

Glossary

Definitions of various tea terminology.

Note: currently a work-in-progress.

1 Tasting Terms

1.1 Bitterness ( 苦味 )

How bitter the taste of tea is.

1.2 Astringency ( 涩味 )

A feeling rather than a taste, often described as a drying sensation after drinking. High astringency is often a marker of low quality, however most people like some astringency to remain.

See this article or Wikipedia for more details.

1.3 Huigan ( 回甘 )

Returning sweetness is a common sensation with Puer tea. It is the lingering sweetness that comes after you have drunk the tea.

See also here and here.

1.4 Texture

1.5 Sweetness

1.6 Longevity