Teas of China


This green tea is from a friend’s farm. 

Tea, the loose leaf kind, is wonderful. It’s great for a rainy day and excellent for everyday. I’m certainly not a connoisseur but just enjoy it, in my faved cups, and recycled bottles, 废物利用. This blue jar by far is my most adored container.

Top 10 tea in China:

  1. 西湖龙井
  2. 洞庭碧螺春
  3. 黄山毛峰
  4. 庐山云雾茶
  5. 六安瓜片
  6. 君山银针
  7. 信阳毛尖
  8. 武夷岩茶
  9. 安溪铁观音
  10. 祁门红茶


LiuAn 六安 is a green tea, from the city of Liu’an in Anhui province (40 miles west of Hefei, the provincial capital). Another name is or guapian 瓜片 (melon slice). Reportedly it was one of the teas in the Dream of the Red Chamber 红楼梦 hongloumeng – one of the four classical novels. The taste is good – ha ha ha = not a connoisseur.


Taiping houkui  太平猴魁.

The shape of this tea is long and narrow, like a bookmark or a blade, which makes it easy to identify. According to Wikipedia, it grows at the foot of the Huangshan/Yellow Mountain in Anhui province, in the former prefecture Taiping.

Oh my, a huge shipment of teas for the 2018 lunar new year.

The long dark box is the designer Pu’er tea, in a small can, from xiaoguantea.com. They listed 8 designers, all male. The coffee colored cap is by Zou Bingliang (邹炳良) and the red color is by Wang Shunming (王顺明). It didn’t say how long this kind of tea can last. The darker color teacup to the left is from Zou; teacup to the right is Chunsangcha.

 

Chunsangcha 春桑茶 is from Jialing River 嘉陵江 in Sichuan basin, collected before Qingming 清明节. It tastes wheaty 桑茶, 叶子漂亮, 麦味道 – 憨厚

 

Two black teas: Dianhong 滇红 hongcha 云南  and Jinjunmei 金骏眉 from Wuyi 武夷山特种茶 

   

Tea of China 正好调时间 和北京差12小时容易换算[呲牙]. 12 金骏眉 武夷红茶 – 用了不到一半. 余下的,桑茶, 叶子漂亮, 麦味道 – 憨厚. 邹炳良的普洱茶. 6 都是好喝的. 发现茶师清一色男生 … 大概女汉子们不喝茶.

2016: Black tea honeysuckle 金银花红茶 This black tea spelled honeysucke and it’s a chart! I think ‘Honeysuckle Black Tea’ may sound better? In any case, it’s from Shandong province. The taste is filling – not quite wheaty but filling.


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