The first kind of Ati Tea is called Hainan Teas. The name comes from the dialect of Cantonese, which means “high mountain tea”. These teas are harvested from high mountains during the late winter months and the leaves are picked and cooked with wild flowers to extract the fragrant essence of the tea. Often a variety of herbs and spices are mixed together to create a variety of Ati teas that are then sold in the marketplace. The Hainan type teas are most popular for scoring high on both practical and verbal exam questions.
The second kind of Ati Tea is called Hong Kong Teas. They are made from the young buds and leaves of the Hong Kong bush. They are harvested much earlier in the year and are not harvested in the colder climates of China. The teas are fermented for up to nine months before they are ready for sale. The longer fermentation gives the tea more flavor and aroma and the longer it is aged the better it scores on the test answers.
The third type of Ati Tea is known as Jia Tea and is also fermented for nine months before being harvested. It is not sold in stores but the manufacturers of Jia Teas manufacture a number of Jia Tea flavors such as banana, mango and others. Jia tea scores very poorly on the verbal section of the test and tends to get its best scores on the practical tests. Jia is very bitter and the manufacturers recommend brewing it with water to make it softer.
The four types of Ati Tea are divided according to how they are rolled. Those that are rolled flat are called Chi Nu Tea and these are the cheapest varieties. The majority of Ati tea drinkers prefer them. The others prefer rolled Chi Nu Tea but they prefer it in smaller batches.
There are several different types of Ati questions that can be used to give clues about the type of tea. For instance, you can look for the answer choices that have words that sound like foreign words or strange terms. You can also look for a pattern where the answer choices repeat itself a certain number of times. This will often mean that you are looking for an answer that involves numbers. Another common pattern is the kind where there are two or more words repeated in the answer. If you see this, you can be pretty sure that the tester is looking at Ati answers that involve Chinese numbers or letters.
If you want to make sure that your Ati test answers are not spoiled before they are turned in for testing, you should mark the boxes that say “Chinese” or “foreign language” with ink. Then you should store the paper for about two weeks before turning it in. Keeping your Ati test answers separate from others will help you avoid spoiled surprises.
One type of Ati test is a multi-choice format in which the tester will ask you multiple questions about a type of tea then you will have to select the appropriate answer from among their options. The other type of format is a short answer section, where you are given only two or three random Ati questions to try and answer. In these two types of formats the tester is more likely to read your Ati answer and possibly make changes before turning it in. If you practice enough, you should start to get the hang of reading Ati test answers without having to look at them first.