Moving past oversimplified generalizations about tea and oxidation:
There are numerous resources, available in books, from tea companies, tea bloggers, and on various informational websites, which provide simplified general information about tea and oxidation. Most of these boil down to the simple statements that black tea is oxidized, green tea is unoxidized, and oolong teas are semi-oxidized, somewhere in between.
RateTea explores the topic of oxidation in more depth, giving examples of teas that are exceptions to these rules, and explaining how the various classes of tea (green, black, oolong, etc.) are not fully characterized or defined by their oxidation level alone, but rather, are defined by their production process as a whole.
Visit the new page on the oxidation of tea:
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