China Famous Tea

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China's Famous Teas (中国名茶) or the Ten Great Chinese Teas (中国十大名茶) is a list of ten notable Chinese teas. Contrary to popular belief, there is no established list. The list varies considerably depending on the area where it is compiled and the current trend of tea consumption.

Compilation of twenty lists

Different sources cite different teas, but the following table compiles twenty different such lists and ranks the teas upon recurrence. Sometimes is Tai Ping Hou Kui listed in the Top 10 instead of Pu-Erh.

Translation Chinese Pinyin Occurrences Origin Type
Dragon Well 西湖龙井 lóngjǐng chá 20 Xi Hu (West Lake) Green tea
Green Spring Snail 洞庭碧螺春 Bìluó chūn 20 Tai Hu (Tai Lake) Green tea
Iron Goddess 安溪铁观音 tiěguānyīn 18 Anxi County Oolong
Yellow Mountain Fur Peak 黄山毛峰 Huángshān máofēng 17 Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) Green tea
Mount Jun Silver Needle 君山银针 jūnshān yínzhēn 14 Jun Shan Yellow tea
Qi Men Red 祁门红茶 qímén hóngchá 12 Qimen County Black tea
Big Red Robe 武夷大紅袍 Dàhóng páo 11 Wuyi Mountains Oolong tea
Melon Seed 六安瓜片 Lù'ān guā piàn 11 Lu'an Green tea
White Fur Silver Needle 白毫银针 bái háo yín zhēn 10 Fu Ding White tea
Pu-erh 云南普洱 pǔ'ěr chá 10 Simao District Pu-Erh

Agriculture Department of China in 1959

See also

References

Top Ten Chinese Teas Information Retrieved 15 June 2012