Twinings Glossary

Wabi

A deliberate simplicity in daily life; one of the principles established by Sen Rikyú that underpin the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Weathery

Describes a soft, unpleasant characteristic, which is occasionally evident in the liquors of teas processed during very wet weather.

Weak

Teas which have a thin liquor.

Well Twisted

A tea leaf which is tightly rolled or twisted, indicative of good withering.

White Tea

(see Silver Tip Pekoe)

Wiry

Another term which means well twisted.

Woody

A characteristic reminiscent of freshly-cut timber. This trait is usually associated with teas processed very late in the season.