Tea Making Vocabulary

Introduction & acknowledgements.


Practices & Processes

攤放 (Tān Fàng)
Spread leaves out to dry.

攤涼 (Tān liáng)
Spread leaves out to cool.

萎凋 (Wēidiāo)
Withering.

堆積 (Duījī)
Piling.

幹死 (Gàn Sǐ)
Literally “dry death.”

殺青 (Shāqīng)
Killing the green. The stage wherein leaves are heated in order to deactivate the enzymes which catalyze oxidation, such as polyphenol oxidase (PPO).

曬青 (Shài Qīng)
Sunning the green.

倉儲 (Cāngchú)
Storage


Objects

本品 (Běn Pǐn)
Base tea; source materials.


Institutions

初制所 or 初製所 (Chū Zhì Suǒ)
Preprocessor.

倉庫 (Cāngkù)
Warehouse; storage facility.


Faults

失水 (Shī Shuǐ)
Lacking water.

積水 (Jīshuǐ)
Stagnation of water.

暴晒 or 暴曬 (Pùshài)
Sun exposure; sunburn.

綠茶化 (Lǜchá Huà)