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The 10 Famous Chinese Teas

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In China there is the legendary list of the 10 Famous Chinese Teas but this list seems to vary from source to source. The lists varies considerable depending on the area where it was compiled and the current trends of Tea consumption.

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However, there are some Teas that appear in every list and that should be a good sign. We’ve created a list of those:

  1. Dragon Well (Long Jing), Green Tea –  Hanghzou, Zhejiang Province
  2. Green Snail Spring (Bi Luo Chun), Green Tea – Suzhou, Jiangsu Province
  3. Iron Goddess (Tieguanyin), Oolong Tea – Anxi,  Fujian Province
  4. Yellow Mountain Fur Peak (Huangshan Mao Feng), Green Tea –  Huangshan, Anhui Province
  5. Jun Mountain Silver Needle (Junshan Yinzhen), A type of rare Yellow Tea – Yueyang,Hunan Province
  6. Qi Men Red (Qimen Hong), Black Tea – Qimen County, Anhui Province
  7. Big Red Robe (Da Hong Pao), Oolong Tea – Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province
  8.  Liu An Melon Seed (Liu An Gua Pian), Green Tea – Jinzhai, Anhui Province
  9. Xin Yang Hairy Tip (Xin Yang Mao Jian), Green Tea – Xinyang, Henan Province
  10. Monkey King Tea (Tai Ping Hou Kui), Green Tea – Taipin,  Anhui Province

For more information about Chinese Provinces check our previous post – Chinese Tea Provinces.

Happy Tea Break.

Tania

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One thought on “The 10 Famous Chinese Teas

  1. Great list. I’m currently drinking a glass of iced gunpowder green tea, which I believe is Chinese as well. Really delicious. It’s my favourite green tea, although I also love Oolong. 🙂