There are four basic steps to identify the tea you bought is flavored or nature pure quality tea:
- The nature and pure quality tea does not have very strong aroma from dried leaf, the flavor will be transformed with the aging process. On the contrary, the aroma from flavored tea will stay strong and unchanged.
- Is there powder if rubbing the dried leaves. If yes, then definitely it has been blended with extra additives or coloring
- If the flavor is very strong and being quickly released with the water temperature higher than 80C, then the chance of being flavored tea is big.
- If the flavor and taste dropped very fast after the first infusion, otherwise the taste starting from the 2nd infusion is very different from the 1st infusion, then the chance that tea you bought is flavored tea definitely is very big.