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

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

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

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

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

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

green
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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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"

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"

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

gone off
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: Ukers Tea and Coffee Trade Journal
   "Term applied to well made fannings and dust"

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

grey
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"

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"

green tea
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"

gyokuro
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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