List of Chinese teas

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This is a list of Chinese teas. Chinese tea is a beverage made from the leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and boiled water. Tea leaves are processed using traditional Chinese methods. Chinese tea is drunk throughout the day, including during meals, as a substitute for plain water, for health, or for simple pleasure.

Chinese teas[edit]

Chun Mee is a popular green tea
Jin Fo tea is a relatively new Wuyi oolong tea

Famous tea[edit]

There are several opinions of the best Chinese teas, or the title China's Famous Teas (中国名茶) or Ten Great Chinese Teas (中国十大名茶), depending on current trends in Chinese tea, as well as the region and tastes of the person.

Compilation of top ten list[edit]

Different sources cite different teas, but the following table compiles ten different such lists and ranks the teas upon recurrence.[2]

Translated English name Chinese Pronunciation Place of origin Type Occurrences
1 Dragon Well 西湖龙井 Xī Hú Lóng Jǐng Hangzhou, Zhejiang Green tea 10
2 Spring Snail 洞庭碧螺春 Dòng Tíng Bì Luó Chūn Suzhou, Jiangsu Green tea 10
3 Yellow Mountain Fur Peak 黄山毛峰 Huáng shān Máo Fēng Huang Shan, Anhui Green tea 10
4 Mount Jun Silver Needle 君山银针 Jūn shān Yín Zhēn Yueyang, Hunan Yellow tea 10
5 Qi Men Red 祁门红茶 Qí Mén Hóng Chá Qimen, Anhui Black tea 10
6 Big Red Robe 武夷大紅袍 Wǔ Yí Dà Hóng Páo Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Oolong tea 10
7 Melon Seed 六安瓜片 Liǔ ān Guā Piàn Lu'an, Anhui Green tea 10
8 Iron Goddess 安溪铁观音 Ān xī Tiě Guān Yīn Anxi, Fujian Oolong tea 10
9 Houkui tea 太平猴魁 Tài Píng Hóu Kuí Huang Shan, Anhui Green tea 10
10 Maojian tea 信阳毛尖 Xìn yáng Máo Jiān Xinyang, Henan Green tea 9

Compilation of twenty lists[edit]

The following table compiles twenty different such lists and ranks the teas upon recurrence.[3]

Translated English name Chinese Pronunciation Place of origin Type Occurrences
1 Dragon Well 西湖龙井 Xī Hú Lóng Jǐng Hangzhou, Zhejiang Green tea 20
2 Spring Snail 洞庭碧螺春 Dòng Tíng Bì Luó Chūn Suzhou, Jiangsu Green tea 20
3 Iron Goddess 安溪铁观音 Ān xī Tiě Guān Yīn Anxi, Fujian Oolong tea 18
4 Yellow Mountain Fur Peak 黄山毛峰 Huáng shān Máo Fēng Huang Shan, Anhui Green tea 17
5 Mount Jun Silver Needle 君山银针 Jūn shān Yín Zhēn Yueyang, Hunan Yellow tea 14
6 Qi Men Red 祁门红茶 Qí Mén Hóng Chá Qimen, Anhui Black tea 12
7 Big Red Robe 武夷大紅袍 Wǔ Yí Dà Hóng Páo Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Oolong tea 11
8 Melon Seed 六安瓜片 Liǔ ān Guā Piàn Lu'an, Anhui Green tea 11
9 White Fur Silver Needle 白毫银针 Bái Háo Yín Zhēn Fuding, Fujian White tea 10
10 Pu-erh tea 云南普洱 Yúnnán Pǔ'ěr Chá Simao, Yunnan Post-fermented tea 10

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shou Mei White Tea Cake". Vicony Teas Company. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Top Ten Teas of China".  Accessed 18 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Chinese Tea The 10 Most famous Chinese teas". chinese-tea.net. Archived from the original on 6 March 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 

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