Green tea cultivation in China
Green tea cultivation in China

This is a list of Chinese teas. Chinese tea is a beverage made from the leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and – depending on the type of tea – typically 60–100 °C hot 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

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

Types

Name Image
Black tea (紅茶)
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Green tea (綠茶)
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Oolong (also known as Wulong)
Jin Xuan oolong tea steeping in gaiwan.jpg
White tea (白茶)
Bai Hao Yinzhen or Silver needle White Tea.JPG
Yellow tea (黃茶)
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Fermented / Dark tea (黑茶)
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Scented teas
Herbal / Medicinal tea (tisane)

Growing areas

Styles

Name Image
Flowering tea (香片, 工艺茶, or 开花茶)
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Ground tea (Lei cha) (擂茶)
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Gunpowder tea (珠茶)
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Jasmine tea (茉莉花茶 or 香片)
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Kombucha (昆布茶)
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Infusions

Tea varieties

Types of Pu'er

Ten Famous Teas

Several types of tea have been listed as one of the "Ten Famous Chinese Teas" or "China Famous Teas" (simplified Chinese: 中国十大名茶; traditional Chinese: 中國十大名茶; pinyin: Zhōngguó shí dàmíng chá).

While no authoritative lists exists per se, teas commonly considered one of the ten include:[2][3]

Name Image
West Lake Longjing tea (Dragon Well Tea) (西湖龙井茶)
Dongting Biluochun (Snail Spring Tea) (洞庭碧螺春)
Huangshan Maofeng (Yellow Mountain Fur Peak) (黄山毛峰)
Junshan Yinzhen (Silver Needle Tea) (君山银针)
Qimen Red Tea (祁门红茶)
Lu'an Melon Seed Tea or Luan Leaf (六安瓜片)
Xinyang Maojian tea (信阳毛尖)
Duyun Maojian (都匀毛尖)
Wuyi Tea, also known as Bohea (武夷岩茶), including Da Hong Pao
Anxi County Iron Goddess of Mercy (安溪铁观音)
Peaceful Monkey Leader (太平猴魁)
Lushan Cloud tea (庐山云雾)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Shou Mei White Tea Cake". Vicony Teas Company. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  2. ^ Lu, Qianyi (22 March 2013). "中国十大名茶" (in Chinese). Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  3. ^ Pan, Jian; Xu, Ping (2016). 第一次品茶就上手 (Mastering Tea on Your First Taste) (in Chinese). Beijing: Lüyou Jiaoyu Chubanshe. p. 15. ISBN 9787563734054. Retrieved 5 April 2020. 1959年全国‘十大名茶’评比会选出的中国十大名茶(西湖龙井、洞庭碧螺春、黄山毛峰、庐山云雾、六安瓜片、君山银针、信阳毛尖、武夷岩茶、安溪铁观音、祁门红茶)中,有六款[...]为绿茶。 [Of the ten teas selected by the 1959 All-China 'Ten Great Tea' Appraisal Committee (West Lake Longjing, Dongting Biluochun, Huangshan Maofeng, Lushan Yunwu, Lu'an melon seed, Junshan Yinzhen, Wuyi Yancha, Anxi Tieguanyin, Keemun), six [...] were green teas.]