The Average Color of Tea

This is a composite image from photos of 85 different teas spanning green, yellow, white, oolong, black, and post-fermented teas. The “average color of tea” if you will.




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Tony has been studying tea for over ten years and has traveled to many tea producing regions throughout Asia. His book, "Tea: A User's Guide" is available now.


  1. Gabriel December 20, 2017 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Every picture speaks a 1000 words – this is exactly what it is!
    I remember I had Halmari’s silver needles tea for the first time and wondered why it isn’t dark-coloured. Great job!

  2. Gabriel December 20, 2017 at 4:57 am - Reply

    Wonderful! I remember the first time I tasted Halmari’s silver needles tea, I was like so light coloured – isn’t tea supposed to have a dark liquor? Actually a lot of people do think that tea is supposed to be black or brown (milk tea). So yes, this picture in a ways speaks a 1000 words! Great creativity! *Applauds*

  3. Teasenz May 26, 2013 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    I don’t see the educational value, but the idea itself, LOVE IT!

  4. Gareth May 21, 2013 at 10:38 am - Reply

    I don’t know if the color looks that appealing, I like a nice crisp color in my tea. I’d love to see a collage made from all the different color teas though, that would be cool 🙂

  5. James Kennedy May 13, 2013 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Fascinating! This is a work of art in itself.

    Many people who know nothing about tea will be thinking, “why isn’t is darker?” or “where’s the brown colour”… it’s a highly educational picture, well done.

    I love it!

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