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County-level & Sub-prefectural city
Skyline of Yingde
Location of the county
Location of the county
Yingde is located in Guangdong
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 24°10′N 113°25′E / 24.167°N 113.417°E / 24.167; 113.417Coordinates: 24°10′N 113°25′E / 24.167°N 113.417°E / 24.167; 113.417
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Qingyuan
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Yingde (postal: Yingtak; Chinese: 英德) is a historical city in the north of Guangdong Province, China. The city is on the Beijiang River, a tributary of the Pearl River. Administratively, it is part of the Qingyuan prefecture-level city.

The principal varieties of Chinese spoken are Cantonese and Hakka. Mandarin is rarely spoken except in teaching.

It is famous for its Yingde Stone and Ying De Hong tea. In 1963 the British royal family popularized Yingde's black tea worldwide after offering the tea to guests at the Queen's Banquet.[1] Yingde's tea history dates back to over 1,200 years ago. It is considered to be one of the top three places in the world to grow black tea.[2]


Ingtak pagoda, from Johan Nieuhof (1618-1672); Jean-Baptiste Le Carpentier (1606-ca. 1670): L'ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Provinces Unies vers l'Empereur de la Chine, 1665

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