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gaping
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Hindi for 'final firing'"

garden
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Used interchangeably with 'plantation' in some tea countries, but usually referring to an estate unit"

garden mark
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "The mark put on tea chests by the estate to identify its particular product"

gardenia tea
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "see pouchong tea"

geranium
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Reminiscent of aroma of geraniums found in certain darjeelings"

goddess
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "A semi-fermented tea; has a stern taste and is credited as an aid to digestion"

godown
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "From the Malay 'gedong,' a warehouse (originally a cellar, place to 'go down')"

golden
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "(self-explanatory)"

golden tip
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Denotes colour of tip"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Orange colored tip, black tea; a highly desirable feature"

gone off
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Past its prime"

As defined by: General Information
   "A flat or old tea; often denotes a high moisture content"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "A tea that is molded, tainted, out of condition, or old; a tea that is gone off is not necessarily tainted or molded, but may be out of condition for some other reason"

government standards
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Grades of teas selected annually as import standards of quality, purity, and fitness for consumption by the U.S. Board of Tea Experts"

grainy
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Well-made hard leaf"

As defined by: General Information
   "Describes well made CTC and LTP primary grades more particularly Pekoe Dust and Dust 1 grades"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Term applied to well made fannings and dust"

grapenutty
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Leaf balled in the process of manufacture"

grassy
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Teas without physical or chemical wither"

green
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "generally undesirable"

As defined by: General Information
   "An immature 'raw' character; often due to underfermentation (and sometimes under-wither)"

As defined by: General Information
   "Caused by under-fermentation, or characteristic or leaf from immature bushes (liquors often raw or light); can also be caused by poor rolling with orthodox teas"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Color of infused leaf which has undergone poor withering or rolling"

green tea
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Type of manufacture without fermentation"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Tea leaves which have been sterilized either in live steam, hot air, or hot pans, whereby fermentation is prevented, and then rolled and dried"

green/greenish
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Early first flush"

grey
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Colour of leaf"

As defined by: General Information
   "Caused by too much abrasion during sorting"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "A color characteristic of black tea that has undergone too much rubbing during sorting and cutting, or over-rolling"

gritty
As defined by: Calcutta Tea Traders Association
   "Leaf which feels hard to the touch"

gun
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "A type of Chinese tea having the appearance of small pellets"

gunpowder
As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "A make of China, India or Ceylon green tea, each leaf of which is rolled into a pellet"

gun-powder
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "see gun"

gyokuro
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "The Japanese name for a high quality tea manufactured in the sen-cha (q.v.) style, but by the steaming of leaves from plants that have been grown under shade"

As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Japanese for 'pearl dew,' a high grade tea made by a special process from shaded bushes in the district about Uji, Japan; Gyokuro tea has an increased caffeine content, a characteristic of all teas made from shaded bushes"

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