What is this in my tea

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Brent D
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:49 pm

Sometimes I find this very fine particle in my tea strainer. I’m talking about that beige, kinda pollen looking stuff. I’ve found it it different kinds of tea. Some teas don’t have it.
Anyone know what it is?
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:48 pm

looks like that fuzz that sometimes white/green teas have
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:23 pm

That is char from the wok processing. It is the small parts that are burnt during processing.
Edit, the beige is probably small parts of the tea leaf that mat have broken off when you picked the tea out. I wouldn't think it is a problem though.
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.m.
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:50 am

I cant say from the photo, but if it is a white/beige powder then it could be limescale precipitated from the water. It is a normal thing if the water contains a higher level of calcium bicarbonate.
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:07 am

My understanding is that the beige pollen are the tea hairs from the tea leaf. I think they’re often thought of as beneficial to drink (imparts more flavor, some mouth feel). You will find more of them on some of the fuzzy black teas, silver needle, sheng, greens. If there aren’t broken bits in the tea, I’ll avoid using a filter to keep these in my brew. :D
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Brent D
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Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:13 pm

.m. wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:50 am
I cant say from the photo, but if it is a white/beige powder then it could be limescale precipitated from the water. It is a normal thing if the water contains a higher level of calcium bicarbonate.
bottled water only.
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Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:00 pm

A bit hard to tell from the photo, but almost certainly hairs from the leaves. Usually only found on the buds.
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