List of Most Popular Chinese Teas

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The most popular Chinese teas in China include:
    • West Lake Dragon Well
    • Huang Shan Mao Feng
    • Tieguanyin tea
    • Bi Luo Chun
    • Xin Yang Mao Jian
    • Keemun Black
    • Wuyi Rock Tea
    • Lu’an Gua Pian
    • Tai Ping Hou Kui
    • Pu’erh tea
    • Jasmine Flower tea

West Lake Dragon Well tea is originally produced in Hangzhou, the one of the seven ancient capitals in China. West Lake Dragon Well tea known as Xihu Longjing tea originally production region is located in the unique mild climate of the natural barrier where is surrounded by mountains, and has adequate rainfall, loose and fertile soil that plants thrive all year-around. The best and most expensive Dragon Well teas are found in the regions of Meijiawu, Shifeng, Yuezhou (Yuexiang) and Dafo in Hangzhou because of their highly praised authentic taste of Dragon Well tea.

Huang Shan Mao Feng green tea, from Huang Shan City, Anhui province, is produced by unique traditional processing technique, originated from Qing Dynasty, is one of top ten teas in China. This tea is carefully harvested from earlier spring to beginning of summer. The picked buds and fresh leaves must be finely selected that older leaves and stems must be removed in order to have the appearance of tea uniformed.

Tieguanyin tea, a type of Oolong tea, is symbol of Oolong teas and also the one of China's top ten teas. This tea is between green tea and black tea which is a type of semi-fermented tea. But currently new varieties from light to heavy fermented are being created and produced.

Bi Luo Chun tea has its history of 1000 years in China, is under category of green tea. The main production is from Dongting Mountain of Wu County in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, so also known as "Dongting Bi Luo Chun". The Dongting Bi Luo Chun tea produced in the East and West Dongting Mountain are considered as best which has characteristics of tippy, tender fragrant, clear liquor and mellow taste.

Xin Yang Mao Jian, also known as "Yu Maofeng", is produced in the Dabie Mountains of Xinyang City, Henan Province and named by its origin “Xing Yang”, mainly concentrated in the mountainous region. It was evaluated as one of top ten famous teas in China in 1958.

Qimen Kongfu, a famous premium black tea, simply known as Keemun, is produced in the southwest of Anhui Province, Qimen County area. The local tea varieties are heavy produced in high quality. In Qimen, Camellia Sinensis trees are planted in the fertile red and yellow soil in mild climate with adequate rainfall and moderate sunshine, so the leaves are soft and rich in water-soluble substances. The best quality is harvested in the August during the year.

Wuyi Rock tea (yancha) produced in the Northern Fujian province, the famous Wuyi Mount. Tea trees are grown in the seams of rocks. Wuyi Rock Tea has the fragrance of green tea, the flavor of black tea, honored the best in Chinese oolong teas. Wuyi Rock tea is a half fermented tea which the process is between green tea and black tea. Its main varieties are Big Red Robe, Bai Ji Guang, Shui Xian, Oolong, Rou Gui and so on.

Liu An Gua Pian tea is one of ten famous classic teas in China, also known as Lu’an Melon Seeds. Melon Seeds is a Special tea in green Tea category. It is harvested from the local unique cultivar in Liu An City, Anhui Province, and produced by special traditional process after picked off shoots and stems.

Tai Ping Hou Kui, Monkey Picking green Tea is created in the 1900, earned Agri-Commercial Display Quality Award in Nanjing Nanyang Advise-Expo in 1912 and won the Gold Award and other Honors at the World Expo in Panama in 1915. In year 1955, Tai Pin Hou Kui was again rated as one of the top ten Chinese tea.

Pu erh tea is divided into raw tea and ripe tea. Raw tea refers to the fresh tea after picking and aged in a natural way, without the artificial fermentation processing, but being decoratively shaped into cake or brick. Unlike raw Pu erh tea, ripe tea is being pile fermentation processed, so the dark brownish color tea tastes pure which is like a unique fragrance of aging and earthy.

Jasmine Tea, also called Jasmine Flower tea, belongs to scented tea, has already had 1000 years of history. Jasmine tea is produced in Fuzhou, Fujian province and northeast region of Fujian. A good Jasmine Flower tea is based on well balanced fragrance of tea and fragrance of jasmine flower.


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