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Tea Leaf Selection[edit]

The main point of leaf selection is that it differs with tea type (less oxidised tea are made from younger leaves) and certain criterions need to be met (for the less oxidised tea: seasonality, tenderness, consistency (or cleanliness as the Chinese calls it), ratio of buds and leaves, size of buds, chemistry etc). I have left out the full details (it can be quite chunky), but the full details can be found in the inserted reference: Gourmet Green Tea - Crown Jewel of Chinese Green Tea.

When picking tea, there is no need to pick leaves that are too fine, as these are nascent and lack flavour. Leaves which are too green are usually avoided, as they are too old and have lost tenderness and flavour. It is best to pick the leaves which are greenish, roundish and thick. Do not dry them in the sun, rather bake them in a charcoal fire, cool them down with a fan then store in container lined with ruo leaves and keep in a high place, because tea relishes warmth and dryness and abhors cold and dampness.

I like tea.

   * Longjing Cha (Dragon Well Tea)
   * Biluochun Cha
   * Chrysanthemum tea
   * Jasmine tea
   * Pu-erh tea
   * Tianmu Green Peak tea
   * Liu An tea
   * Qimen red tea
   * Junshan silver needle
   * Yiandang white cloud tea
   * Putuo buddha tea
   * Huading Mist tea
   * Songluo tea
   * Mongding tea
   * Jinshan fragrance tea
   * Monkey tea
   * Guto Violet
   * Lushan mist
   * Jingang green
   * Osmanthus flower tea (Guilin region)
   * Twin Well green
   * Nine dragon
   * Wuganshan rice tea
   * White Peony
   * Single leaf chong tea
   * Dongding Oolong
   * Ermei bamboo green
   * Jiaogulan tea

producing provinces[edit]

I am not 100% sure all the provinces in china produce tea and I could find information for most of them. Please delete if you know they do not produce tea.--Iateasquirrel 01:45, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

  • Not all provinces in china suitable for tea plant. As tea only growth well in well drained soil, slightly acidic (low ph)soil. And tea consumption should not mix with production.

I have snipped the whole section and archive here before it turn to jokes.

Articles on tea consumption and production in various provinces.

Trad.Chinese/English Tea Names Workshop[edit]

  • Huang Guanyin -Wuyi (Oolong tea) 黃觀音 -武夷 (烏龍茶) done
  • Jin Fo -Wuyi (Oolong tea) 金佛 -武夷 (烏龍茶) done
  • Huang Mei Gui -Wuyi (Oolong tea) 黃玫瑰 -武夷 (烏龍茶) done
  • Bu Zhi Chun -Wuyi (Oolong tea) 春?? -武夷 (烏龍茶) not done
  • Bai Rui Xiang -Wuyi (Oolong tea) 白?香 -武夷 (烏龍茶) not done
  • Bai Sui Xiang -Wuyi (Oolong tea) 白?香 -武夷 (烏龍茶) not done
  • Qian Li Xiang -Wuyi (Oolong tea) 千里香 -武夷 (烏龍茶) done
  • Zhuan Yuan Hong -Wuyi (Oolong tea) 狀元紅 -武夷 (烏龍茶) done

--Sherdwen 01:29, 23 August 2005 (UTC)

Deletion vote[edit]

A new article on a liqueur made from Chinese tea is up for deletion. Please vote here: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Qi (spirit). Thank you, Badagnani 07:15, 13 June 2006 (UTC)


  • "It is best to pick the leaves which are greenish, roundish and thick" – there are some prejudications in the article. I think it should be fixed --Tolek R. 12:34, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
  • I personally don't feel that it is prejudicial. I think that the contributor who submitted this is probably suggesting that there are methods used to pick the finest leaves but has not expressed his views well. Maybe we could suggest a citation to back up the claim instead? This is because it looked like it came straight from a travelogue or something. - Arthur Oon 20:15, 4 November 2006 (UTC)


I added an introduction to the page. It seemed to start a little abruptly. It seems like there's a lot of good information on this page, but it's a little unstructured. This is my first significant edit of a Wikipedia page, so I tried to read the guidelines before adding anything. Feedback is welcome :) Since there are already pages on Chinese tea culture and tea history, it seems like this page should be something of an umbrella or overview of all things involving Chinese tea.ZhouTea (talk) 04:35, 19 November 2007 (UTC) zhoutea

World's most popular drink besides water[edit]

If you do a google search of "most popular drink worldwide tea" you will find a number of websites arguing that tea is the most popular drink worldwide. However, if you search for "most popular drink worldwide coffee" you will get the same claims for coffee. What we really need are facts here. If you ask the average American, we will say coffee, because we drink it. I would imagine the same thing is true for the English and the far east regarding tea. I think in light of each drink being given the moniker of "world's most popular", and not much evidence to back either claim up, I feel compelled to remove the unsourced statement regarding tea. The sentence reads as follows: Overall, tea is consumed more than any other drink besides water worldwide.[citation needed]. It is at the end of "The Tang Dynasty" section. If anyone has a problem with me removing the OR claim, just google like I did. (talk) 13:59, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Tang Dynasty[edit]

The "Tang Dynasty" section has a lot of general tea info, but not much info regarding tea in the Tang dynasty. Also, the info is unsourced. It needs cleanup. (talk) 15:38, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

This is a very poorly written article[edit]

It is quite upsetting to have read such a poorly written article about such an important product.

Firstly, the references it has employed are limited and are mostly commercial and second hand materials written for publicity purposes. Secondly, its reference to history and tea specifics are partial, fragmentary and unfocused. (other than the repeated use of tieguanyin; why?) Thirdly, why jump into introducing a few tea varieties here and there without any overview? Fourthly, there are a lot more aspects to tea than written. A concise, balanced and broad view writing is needed as an article that is the category directory.

I do not know the background of how this article has come about, but it needs a major rewrite with a balanced structure and relevant content. It is a disgrace to the product of tea at the moment. If I do not see any objection or some other person volunteering in a week, I shall start to do it myself.

Bill Ukers (talk) 17:40, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

unsorted Chinese tea teas[edit]

(English followed by Chinese) Classification分類:

The four classifications of tea according to fermentation再把這四大分類細分: non-fermented tea :不發酵茶,即綠茶: post–fermented後發酵茶 即普洱茶,即黑茶: partially fermented tea 部分發酵茶,半發酵茶,即烏龍茶 completely fermented tea全發酵茶,即紅茶 : According to the degree of: fermentation, rolling, baking and tea leaf maturity根據製造時發酵,揉捻焙火與採摘時原料成熟度來分類 Green Tea Types綠茶分為: steamed green tea蒸青綠茶 powered green tea 粉末綠茶 silver needle green tea 銀針綠茶 lightly rubbed green tea 原形綠茶 curled green tea 松卷綠茶 sword shaped green tea劍片綠茶 twisted green tea 條形綠茶 pearled green tea 圓珠綠茶

Puer Tea Types普洱茶分為 : Age-puer 陳放普洱 pile-fermented puer渥堆普洱

Oolong Tea Types烏龍茶分為: white oolong:白茶烏龍 twisted oolong:條形烏龍 pelleted oolong 球形烏龍 roasted oolong熟火烏龍 white tipped oolong:白毫烏龍

Black Tea Types紅茶分為: unshredded black tea:功夫紅茶 shredded black tea:碎形紅茶

任何種類的茶都可以熏花。 Any type of tea can be scented.

Scented Tea Types熏花茶可分為: scented green tea 熏花綠茶 scented puer tea熏花普洱 scented oolong tea 熏花烏龍 scented black tea熏花紅茶 jasmine scented green tea熏花茉莉

Any type of tea can be spiced. 任何種類的茶都可加以調味。

Spiced Tea Types調味茶分為: spiced green tea 調味綠茶 spiced Puer tea調味普洱 spiced oolong tea調味烏龍 spiced black tea調味紅茶

Names of Tea常見茶名:

Green Blade 煎茶 Yellow Mountain Fuzz Tip 黃山毛峰 Dragon Well 龍井 Green Spiral 碧螺春 Gunpower Tea 珠茶 Jasmine Tea 茉莉花茶 Rose Bulb 玫瑰繡球 Lu‘an Leaf 六安瓜片

Tea Powder 茶粉 Fine Powder Tea 抹茶 (matcha)

Jun Mountain Silver Needle 君山銀針 White tip silver needle 銀針白毫 White peony 白牡丹 Long Brow 壽眉 Brow Tea 眉茶 Jade Dew 玉露

White Tip Oolong 白毫烏龍 Wuyi Rock 武夷岩茶 Red Robe tea 大紅袍 White Comb白鷄冠 Gold Turtle水金龜 Iron Monk鐵羅漢 Cassia tea 肉桂 (武夷)

Narcissus 水仙 Finger Citron 佛手 Iron Goddess (TGY) 鐵觀音 Osmanthus Oolong桂花烏龍 Roast Oolong 熟火烏龍 Light Oolong 清茶 Pouchong Tea 包種茶 Dongding Oolong 凍頂 Anji White Leaf 安吉白茶 Fenghuang Unique Bush 鳳凰單從 Ginseng Oolong 人參烏龍茶 Cinnamon Tea肉桂茶

Gongfu Black 工夫紅茶 Smoke Black 煙熏紅茶

Dark Tea黑茶 Age Bowl Puer 青沱 Age Cake Puer青餅 Pile Cake Puer 熟餅

China's Famous Teas[edit]

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. Below is a list of ten popular teas of China. Tea Name Enlish and Chinese, tea area province, and tea type:

西湖龙井 Dragon Well, Hangzhou Zhejiang, Green tea
洞庭碧螺春 Dongding Green Spiral, Suzhou Jiangsu, Green tea
安溪铁观音 Anxi Iron Goddess, Anxi Fujian, Oolong tea
黄山毛峰 Yellow mountain Tip, Huangshan Anhui, Green tea
武夷岩茶 Wuyi Rock Tea (Red Robe), Wuyi Fujian, Oolong tea
君山银针 Jun Mountain Silver Needle, Yueyang Hunan, Yellow tea
祁门红茶 Keemun Black Tea, Qimen Anhui, Black tea
六安瓜片 Lu’an Leaf, Jinzhai Anhui, Green tea
云南普洱 Yunnan Puer, Puer(Simao) Yunnan, Post-fermented tea Puer
白毫银针 White Tip Silver Needle, Fuding Fujian, White tea

icetea8 (talk) 02:43, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

It is interesting to see the 10 famous Chinese tea list here. I have seen quite a number of different versions of this list in different literature, and have never been sure which is true, and who is to decide on this list. Every year there are various claims of qualifications such as "national drink" "national tea" "one of the 10 best teas" etc by various production regions. I have not been able to find any official documents yet as to which are the representative 10 most famous teas of China.

In the context of this Wiki article, I wonder why it should be included, and if there is a strong reason for it, what is the criteria for judging which is the correct list. Bill Ukers (talk) 17:49, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

The pronunciation of "六安"[edit]

Although "六"(six) is pronounced as "Liù", but it should be pronounced as "" in "六安"(a city in Anhui province). - (talk) 06:26, 18 June 2015 (UTC)