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As defined by: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Visiting Agent, a person who visits and makes reports on estates for agents or proprietors"

vegetative propagation
As defined by: Tea: Cultivation to Consumption
   "(VP) Growing new plants from a piece of an old one, thereby perpetuating the exact character of the mother plant; in general terms VP indicates budding, grafting and tissue culture; in the tea industry it refers only to the raising of plants from cuttings"

vumah cha
As defined by: The Romance of Tea
   "[Ukers, 1936] Cream tea, a product of Turkistan, and sometimes found in [Cashmere] - black tea is boiled in a tinned copper pot, in this case a much stronger decoction is made than for regular tea, then cream is added while boiling or after the tea has been added to the teapot"

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