What is Bud Tea?

Learn about how the part of the plant affects flavour.


Tea made from the buds of the tea plant are often marketed as the 'premium' pickings by tea sellers. Is this true?

One of the key differences between tea and practically all other popular beverages such as coffee and wine is that the quality and flavour is affected by the parts of the plant used in processing. Buds usually fetch a higher price in the market but is that because it makes a superior cup of tea?

In this video, we explore the difference between leaf tea and bud tea to give you some tips for selecting your tea.


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