China is the birthplace of tea and Chinese Tea ceremony boasts a sophisticated history. The main varieties of Chinese tea include : Green Tea, Black Tea, Oolong Tea, Scented Tea, White Tea , Yellow Tea and Dark Tea. Many brands of Chinese Tea enjoy high reputation not only in China, but also in the world. The following are brief introduction of six kinds of famous tea in China which are especially popular.
Famous Tea in China
1. Green Tea -- West Lake Dragon Well Tea
It ranks the highest amongst all of the Chinese Tea, "Dragon Well" - "Longjing" in Chinese is a name of a small village in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, also a name of well and it is especially known by people around the world as a famous tea in China. Longjing Tea is well known for its green color, heavy fragrance, sweet flavor and beautiful shape. Here in the West Lake District, tea ceremony and seminar are usually organized. When people come to China's Hangzhou province, going on a tour of West lake and having a nice taste of Longjing tea are the most enjoyable things to do in this place.
2. Green Tea -- Dongting Biluochun Tea
Dongting Biluochun Tea is produced in Dongting Lake in Jiangsu province, it is one of the top 10 Chinese tea and belongs to Green Tea class. It is made of fried tender green buds picked from the tea bushes in spring, 500g senior Biluochun Tea is made of as many as 60,000-70,000 tea buds, you can see how tender the tea buds are. The fried tender buds are attractively verdurous and curled into a screw, so it's called "Biluochun " Tea - which means verdurous screw in Chinese. The brewing Biluochun Tea in the cup likes the white clouds rolling, the refreshing fragrance is incoming which makes people exhilarating, it is often used as a senior gift in Chinese people and also popular in various tea ceremonies.
3. Dark Tea -- Yunnan Pu’er Tea
Pu'er Tea is a kind of famous tea in China, produced in the cradle of world tea - Pu'er city, Yunnan province, Pu'er tea boasts a long history over 3,000 years, so when you take a wonderful tour to Yunnan, don't miss the chance to taste this local famous tea in China and feel the culture of Chinese Tea. The Pu'er tea leaves are in a reddish-brown color, the tea water is clear with red color, unique aroma and sweet flavor. Also, Yunnan is always hosting the tea ceremonies and exchange meetings.
4. Green Tea -- Huangshan Maofeng Tea
Huangshan Maofeng also belongs to Green Tea class, the tea is collected from Huangshan Mountain, Anhui province and the bud tips are like the peaks, so it is called Huangshan Maofeng Tea. The environment around Huangshan mountain is excellent for the growth of tea, high mountain, lush trees, short sunlight time, more clouds and mist, in this moisture of the clouds and mists, the tea leaves are in high quality. The refined Maofeng tea leaves are flat and slightly bent, smells like the gardenia, tastes mellow and sweet. Don't forget to taste the famous tea in China when visit Huangshan Mountain.
5. Black Tea -- Keemun Black Tea
Keemun Blake Tea is one of the three heavy-fragrance tea in the world. For many years, it is China's ceremony tea with national affairs and it is especially favored by the Queen of England and her royal family, so it has a reputation of "queen of the Black Tea". Keemun Tea is produced from the Qimen County, Anhui province, planted in rich red and yellow soil, the climate is mild and has enough rain for the growth of tea trees. It is a fermented Chinese tea and was originated from the year 1875. The tea water is brightly red with pleasant flavor and lasting fragrance, you can add milk into the tea water, still tastes mellow. It is very appropriate and also a kind of pleasant enjoyment having a Keemun black tea in the spring or in the afternoon or before sleeping.
6. Oolong Tea -- Anxi Tieguanyin
Oolong Tea is the representation of Oolong tea of the famous tea in China, produced in Anxi, Fujian Province. Anxi - Tieguanyin was originated from the Qing Dynasty, it's not only a special Chinese tea with good flavor and taste, the health care benefits of Tieguanyin are also outstanding. Modern medical shows that Tieguanyin has the effect of anti-aging, anti-cancer, losing weight and for beauty,etc. For this, Anxi-Tieguanyin is especially popular in the world. The producing process of Tieguanyin is very complicated and has a natural orchid fragrance, tasting pure and mellow, and especially favored in different kinds of tea ceremonies.