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Standards of grading Chinese black tea

Standards of grading Chinese black tea

by Brooke Davis April 25, 2016

Black tea originated in China and the world’s earliest black tea, Lapsang souchong, was cultivated by tea farmers in Wuyi mountain area, Fujian, China in ancient time. Black tea is a type of completely fermented tea which is more oxidized than oolong, green and white teas. All teas derive form Camellia sinensis which is an evergreen plant that grows mainly in tropical and subtropical climates.

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Choose Authentic Dongting Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

Choose Authentic Dongting Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Bi luo chun green tea is produced in Dongting mountains, Taihu Lake, Wuxian , Jiangsu.  Known as one of the 10 Chinese famous teas, Bi luo chun’s original name is “Xia Sha Ren Xiang” because of its strong fragrance.  During the Qing dynasty the Emperor Kangxi made his rounds to Dongting in the south and he tasted many different teas.  He tasted the “Xia Sha Ren Xiang” and loved it, but he thought the name was a harsh name so Emperor Kangxi gave it the new name “ Bi Luo Chun”.  From then on, bi luo chun was known as a royal tea and became famous.

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How to Choose Bailin Gongfu Black Tea?

How to Choose Bailin Gongfu Black Tea?

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Bailin Gongfu is one of the 3 most famous black teas of China. It is named after its production place i.e. Bailin, Fuding in China. Due to its excellent quality and amazing taste, Bailin Gongfu is liked not just in China but all over the world.

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Choose Best Oolong tea---Tie Guan Yin Tea

Choose Best Oolong tea---Tie Guan Yin Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Tie Guan Yin is the most famous Chinese tea which is the tastiest and rare tea in the world.  The term Tie Guan Yin means “Iron Goddess of Mercy” and sometimes referred as Iron Goddess Tea.  This famous tea belongs to Oolong Tea family.  Tie Guan Yin was produced for the very first time in Fujian, Anxi.  Inspired by the taste, Taiwan also started growing it but Anxi’s Tie Guan Yin is still the most famous one all over the world.

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Choosing a Top Quality Chun Mei Green Tea

Choosing a Top Quality Chun Mei Green Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

There are many important factors in choosing the highest quality Chun Mei green tea, Which is also known as Chun Mee or Zhen Mei green tea.  This unique variety of green tea is nicknamed “Precious Eyebrow Tea” because of its resemblance to the eyebrows of a beautiful woman.  Chun Mei is also known as one of the best types of green tea. In this article we will teach you how to properly select the best grades of Chun Mee tea.

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How To Choose The Best Silver Needle White Tea

How To Choose The Best Silver Needle White Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Silver Needle is a premium top grade white tea, which is only slightly fermented. Also called 'Bai Hao Yinzhen' or 白毫銀針, it is produced predominantly in Fuding and Zhenghe city in the Fujian province of China.  The Bai Hao Yinzhen produced in Fuding is usually of the very best quality.  This is the most expensive and most highly valued type of white tea because only the tops of the buds of the tea tree is used to produce Bai Hao Yinzhen.

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Choosing A Top Quality White Peony Bai Mu Dan Tea

Choosing A Top Quality White Peony Bai Mu Dan Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

The main varieties of white tea are Silver Needle, White Peony Tea (also known as Bai Mu Dan) and Gongmei. Of these, the Bai Mu Dan is a lovely soft white tea that has a more mellow flavor and leafy appearance. The dried leaves are strong with thick tips, flat and well-stretched, with edges which are slightly curled or rippled. The bud leaves and branches are close to each other and the surface color is a grayish-green with a bright silver bud. The back of the leaves are usually covered in a fine downy white hair.

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Choosing the Best Dragon Well Tea

Choosing the Best Dragon Well Tea

by Brooke Davis April 21, 2016

Dragon Well tea, also known as Longjing tea, is a delicious variety of roasted green tea which is produced in West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China and is widely known for it's high quality, which has earned it the title of “China Famous Tea”.

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Choosing the Highest Quality Keemun Chinese Black Tea

Choosing the Highest Quality Keemun Chinese Black Tea

by Brooke Davis April 20, 2016

One of the ten most famous teas in China, and indeed, one of the most delicious and famous teas in the world, Keemun black tea is produced in Qimen county in the Anhui Province of China. Additionally, generally speaking there are three major types of black teas that are considered to hold the most intense fragrance of all black teas in the world include Keemun black tea, as well as Darjeeling and Ceylon tea, respectively.

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