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History[ edit ] An British engraving showing tea cultivation and tea leaf processing The history of the tea processing corresponds intimately with the role that tea played in Chinese society and the preferred methods of its consumption in ancient Chinese society.
Variations of these processing techniques are still used in modern tea processing albeit being far more mechanized. Green[ edit ] The ancient Chinese society first encountered the tea plant in what is now southern China and processed it as another medicinal herb for use in Chinese herbology.
The processing technique used to process fresh tea leaves was to immediately steam the fresh tea leaves and dry them for preservation, which is likely the most ancient Chinese form of tea leaf processing.
This processing method was perfected near the end of the Han Dynasty BCE CE and produced a dried tea that would be classified today as " green tea " and quite similar to modern Japanese Fermentation of juices. Rather the steamed tea leaves were first pulverized into a paste form, with the paste then formed in moulds and slowly dried into brick teaa technique well described by Lu Yu in his work The Classic of Tea.
Tender leaves and leaf buds were generally not used, as older mature tea leaves were preferred for tea production. The less tightly controlled methods of it in the past resulted in the creation of " yellow tea " when the tea leaves were over-steamed for fixation or were not quickly spread out, doused with water and cooled.
The production of tea in brick forms and their storage also resulted in another type of post-fermented tea, which was produced by aging.
The long transport and storage times of the day unwittingly allowed the tea bricks to undergo prolonged exposure to the elements and to various microflora, which resulted in the aging, oxidation, and fermentation of green brick teas.
A brick of green tea that had been stored and aged into post-fermented tea was charred over charcoal to rid it of the layer of detritus, dust, and shiny multicoloured growths before being broken down into a powder, cooked, and then consumed. By the end of Tang Dynasty CE green, yellow, and post-fermented tea was commonly used in China and moved from purely being used in herbology to becoming a beverage drunk for pleasure.
General[ edit ] Although each type of tea has different taste, smell, and visual appearance, tea processing for all tea types consists of a very similar set of methods with only minor variations.
Without careful moisture and temperature control during its manufacture and life thereafter, fungi will grow on tea. This form of fungus causes real fermentation that will contaminate the tea and may render the tea unfit for consumption.
Tea leaves and flushes, which includes a terminal bud and two young leaves, are picked from Camellia sinensis bushes typically twice a year during early spring and early summer or late spring.
Picking is done by hand when a higher quality tea is needed, or where labour costs are not prohibitive. Depending on the skill of the picker, hand-picking is performed by pulling the flush with a snap of the forearm, arm, or even the shoulders, with the picker grasping the tea shoot using the thumb and forefinger, with the middle finger sometimes used in combination.
The tea leaves will begin to wilt soon after picking, with a gradual onset of enzymatic oxidation. Withering is used to remove excess water from the leaves and allows a very slight amount of oxidation.
The process is also important in promoting the breakdown of leaf proteins into free amino acids and increases the availability of freed caffeine, both of which change the taste of the tea.
Known in the Western tea industry as "disruption" or "leaf maceration", the teas are bruised or torn in order to promote and quicken oxidation. For teas that require oxidation, the leaves are left on their own in a climate-controlled room where they turn progressively darker.
This is accompanied by agitation in some cases. This process is sometimes referred to as "fermentation" in the tea industry. The tea producer may choose when the oxidation should be stopped, which depends on the desired qualities in the final tea as well as the weather conditions heat and humidity.
Oxidation is highly important in the formation of many taste and aroma compounds, which give a tea its liquor colour, strength, and briskness. This process is accomplished by moderately heating tea leaves, thus deactivating their oxidative enzymes and removing unwanted scents in the leaves, without damaging the flavour of the tea.
In some white teas and some black teas such as CTC blackskill-green is done simultaneously with drying.Tea processing is the method in which the leaves from the tea plant Camellia sinensis are transformed into the dried leaves for brewing tea..
The categories of tea are distinguished by the processing they undergo.
In its most general form, tea processing involves different manners and degree of oxidation of the leaves, stopping the . Dec 04, · How to Make Juice Recipes. Drinking fresh fruit and vegetable juices is a delicious way to get plenty of vitamins and nutrients.
With an electric juicer, you can juice your favorite fruits and vegetables and create an endless number of. Fermentation stops when the yeast have either consumed all of the sugar in the must, or the alcohol level has gotten too high for the yeast to survive.
As winemakers it is our job to pick a yeast that will live long enough to completely convert all sugar into alcohol and CO 2. Jan 26, · How to Ferment Apple Juice The result of fermented apple juice is cider, which requires the natural yeast in apples to be present for the fermentation process.
Cider is simply fresh pressed apples but cider takes on different meanings depending on where you are in the world%(60).
In order to obtain a prolonged shelf life, the bottled juices must be pasteurized. It is a fairly certain thing. Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that all juices have to be pasteurized if they are to be bottled. Let us see what the impact of this procedure is on the potential health benefits of the juices?
Pasteurized fruit and vegetable juices have to . Fermentation is the slow decomposition of complex organic compound into simpler compounds by the action of enzymes.
Enzymes are complex organic compounds, generally proteins. Enzymes are complex organic compounds, generally proteins.