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April's Tea Crossword Challenge

  1. 2. This tea is a very lightly oxidized tea that the taiwanese actually categorize in a class all its own while most people in the US tea industry consider it an oolong.
  2. 5. There are how many basic stages of tea processing?
  3. 7. Almost all the teas in this country are harvested by machine, even high quality teas.
  4. 10. This kind of pluck is more than two leaves and a bud.
  5. 11. This Chinese province is known today for its puerh dark tea and its black teas.
  6. 13. This is what you experience after the tea has left your mouth. It's the taste and/or aroma at the end of the next breath.
  7. 14. In this country teas can be categorized by region, the season when the tea was plucked, the shape of the leaf. the cultivar and/or by the legend behind the tea's origins.
  8. 16. During China's Song Dynasty, this monk returned to Japan after spending years in China Studying Buddhism. He brought with him tea seeds, a great thirst for tea and respect for the customs of drinking tea he had experienced in China.
  9. 18. What well known coffee house in London, was the first to offer tea leaf and drink for sale to the public in 1658?
  10. 20. This tea is the least processed of all the teas.
  11. 21. Scotsman James Taylor began experimenting with tea culture in Ceylon in 1852 at what estate?
  12. 22. On this island in Korea, almost all tea cultivation, harvesting and production are done by machine.
  13. 24. The world's most popular flavored tea is what? (2 words)
  1. 1. This is the process of analyzing and evaluating teas in a consistent and standardized manner.
  2. 3. This is a naturally occurring process that actually begins slowly after the leaf is plucked.
  3. 4. The traditional way of preparing chai was simmering or boiling a mixture of what kind of milk and water with loose black tea and spices, wrapped in cloth for straining?
  4. 6. This makes up around 70 to 80 % of the weight of a fresh leaf depending on the recent weather and cultivar.
  5. 8. This Japanese tea is made from the stalks and stems removed from the leaves during sencha production.
  6. 9. The world's most popular scented tea is what?
  7. 10. What are cultivated varieties that are scientifically developed for certain characteristics?
  8. 12. In India, what are the individual clay cups that are made from clay and then are broken when emptied called?
  9. 15. "What is the Hindu health and healing system which has existed in India for thousands of years?"
  10. 17. Originating in Chinese tea culture what word means "covered bowl"?
  11. 19. This is the largest contiguous tea growing area in the world, with 850 tea gardens.
  12. 21. Tea is food in some cultures. It is the basis for the national dish of Burma. What is it called?
  13. 23. What is the sap-based sugar that is used to sweeten strong black brew in Ceylon called?