China's Famous Teas

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China's Famous Teas (中国名茶) or the Ten Great Chinese Teas (中国十大名茶) is a list of the ten most notable Chinese teas. The list varies considerably depending on the area where it is compiled and the current trend of tea consumption.[1]

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

Agriculture Department of China 1959 list[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Famous Chinese Teas". Chinese-Tea-Culture.  Accessed June 2011.
  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. 
  4. ^ "China top ten famous teas". Retrieved 11 November 2011. 

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