Chinese Tea Tasting Guide

China is the homeland of tea. It is believed that China has tea-shrubs as early as five to six thousand years ago, and human cultivation of tea plants dates back two thousand years. All tea trees in other countries have their origin directly or indirectly in China. The word for tea leaves or tea as a drink in many countries are derivatives from the Chinese character "cha.

Tea Production 
A new tea-plant must grow for five years before its leaves can be picked and, The trunk of the old plant must then be cut off to force new stems to grow out of the roots in the coming year. By repeated rehabilitation in this way, a plant may serve for about l00 years .For the fertilization of tea gardens, soya-bean cakes or other varieties of organic manure are generally used, and seldom chemical fertilizers. When pests are discovered, the affected plants will be removed to prevent their spread, and also to avoid the use of pesticides.The season of tea-picking depends on local climate and varies from area to area;

Tea Categories
There are fifteen major tea-producing provinces in mainland China, and Taiwan also produces tea. Chinese teas are generally divided into six major types, mainly according to the method of production. These types are: green tea, black tea, Oolong tea, white tea, yellow tea and dark tea.Besides these, there are processed sorts such as jasmine tea and compressed tea. Each type has its representative “celebrity tea”, each with its unique appearance and aroma, and some are even associated with beautiful legends.
​Chinese Tea Grading System
Chinese teas are usually numbered, first being the highest grade and down from there. There's no set stopping point, but generally 7 or 9 is what most people deal with. Again, this is specific to the leaf style and shape and how perfectly that was executed in production.
In addition to numbering, you may also find reference to the season of harvest in the Chinese system. Pre-qingming Dragonwell ("before the rains") is a good example of this. Certain seasons yield better quality of flavor, in general, so where this is noteworthy, it is called out.
Chinese tea names are often poetic and descriptive of the leaf ('hairy crab', 'longevity eyebrow', 'red snail'). Some can also indicate where the tea came from - Yunnan, for example, is a well-known tea province in China, and actually, the birthplace of all tea.
Excellent tea is relatively rare to find, because the entire procedure is done by hand. Pure handmade tea has adopted a strict, machine free process along every step. The leaves are picked leaf by leaf through tea farmer's hand. Although handmade tea production is relatively low, its flavor is particularly pure and tasty. Though manufactured tea is produced a large quantity, these leaves will lose lots of nutrients and original fragrance during the process.

Tea connoisseurs classify the tea by its aroma (often floral or fruity), taste and aftertaste (often melody).Thousands of years of Chinese tea history has evolved into a system which is comprehensive but concise, like the Chinese language, and almost impenetrable to first time drinkers.

Chinese Green Tea

  1. green tea, xi hu long jing tea, dragon well tea
    Xi Hu Long Jing/西湖龙井
    Longing tea or Dragon Well is a famous variety of green tea from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China where it is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title.
  2. green tea, tai ping hou kui tea,
    TaiPing HouKui/太平猴魁
    Taiping Hou Kui tea is grown at the foot of Huangshan in Taiping County, Anhui. The tea has been produced since the beginning of the 20th century and is produced around the small village of Hou Keng (猴坑). It won the "King of Tea" award in China Tea Exhibition
  3. An Ji Bai Cha/安吉白茶
    Anji bai cha is sometimes called a "white tea", but, classified by its production process, it is a green tea, not a white tea. The term white refers to the whitish color of the leaves, and the pale color of the brewed tea.
  4. green tea, bi luo chun tea
    Bi Luo Chun/碧螺春
    BiLuo Chun is a famous green tea originally grown in the Dong Ting mountain of Tai Hu, Jiangsu Province, China.
  5. Liu An Gua Pian/六安瓜片
    Liu An Gua Pian is one of the top ten teas of China. Named after the tea leaves’ resemblance to a huge melon seed, Liu An Gua Pian is a unique type of green tea produced in Liu An County in Anhui Province.
  6. green tea, huangshan maofeng tea
    Huang Shan Mao Feng/黄山毛峰
    The maofeng tea from Mt.Huangshan is a baked green tea in strip shape. It is picked during the period from Pure Brightness to the Beginning of Summer
  7. green tea, xinyang maojian tea
    Xin Yang Mao Jian/信阳毛尖
    Xinyang Maojian tea is one of the most famous traditional teas, and also one of the most well-known local special products of Henan. Because of its narrow leaves with fine white hairs and sharp tips, it was named Maojian, literally meaning pale colored tips. The tea is characterized by its bright green, sweet, long lasting fragrance, which smells like cooked Chinese chestnut.
  8. green tea, enshi yulu tea
    En Shi Yu Lu/恩施玉露
    EnShi YuLu is a very unique tea that originates from En Shi Cityof Hubei province. Situated in the southwest region of Hubei Province, Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture is bordered by Chongqing in the north and west, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Hunan Province in the south and in neighborhood of Shennongjia Forest Zone in the northeast and Yichang City in the east.
  9. green tea, jing shan tea
    Jing Shan Tea/径山茶
    Jingshan tea, also known as Jing Shan Mao Feng, has a long and close relationship with Buddhism in jingshan Tea is produced in Jingshan which sits in Yuhang County,Zhejiang Provience.,and it is one famous green tea.
  10. JiuHua Buddha Tea/九华佛茶
    Jiuhua Buddha tea is a green tea. It is derived from Camellia sinensis leaves, which have been dried and heat-treated in a hot roasting pan to stop the process of oxidation and preserve the green color of the leaves.
  11. green tea, du yun mao jian tea
    Du Yun Mao Jian/都匀毛尖
    Du Yun Mao Jian is one of Guizhou's most famous teas and is renowned among tea connoisseurs in China for its sweet taste and silky texture.
  12. green tea, sliver ball tea
    Sliver Ball Tea/银球茶
    Silver ball tea is a unique tea variety about 18-20mm diameter, which surface color is silver grey and dark green.Sliver Ball tea is from LeiGong mountains which is a famous nature reserves zone in Lei Shan county in GuiZhou province
  13. Feng Gang Zinc Selenium Organic Tea, green tea
    Feng Gang Zinc Selenium Organic Tea
    Fenggang zinc selenium tea is originated from Fenggang county,Zhunyi city,Guizhou province. Fenggang county has a long history of producing tea, there is relevant records in the Chinese most famous Tea Saint Luyu’s book”the classic of tea”. This tea is well known for it’s rich in zinc and selenium ,also has lots of good features such as green water, mellow taste, fresh green leaves etc
  14. Kai Hua Long Ding/开化龙顶
    Long Ding Tea is produced in Kailua County,Zhejiang province which is the source of Qfanjiang river. Located at the juncture of Zhejiang, Anhui and Jiangxi Provinces
  15. Putuo Buddha Tea, green tea
    Putuo Buddha Tea/普陀佛茶
    Monks of Mt.PuTuo have always been believing that tea and Zen have the same taste. Since the Tang Dynasty(618-907), the monks of the PuJi Temple and the other temples in the mountain have been planting and making tea,which is known as the budda tea from Mt. Putuo.
  16. Lu Shan Yun Wu/庐山云雾
    Lushan Yun Wu tea produced in Lushan of Jiangxi, also called “Wen Lin tea”. Lushan Yun Wu tea is one of the China’s top ten teas.
  17. WuYuan MingMei/婺源茗眉
    Wuyuan mingmei is a type of green tea native to Wuyuan County in Jiangxi Province.
  18. Zheng An Bai Cha/正安白茶
    Zheng An Bai Cha, or An Ji White Tea (in English) ;Zheng An refers to the place where she is grown: Zheng An county of Gui Zhou province
  19. Jing An Bai Cha
    Jing An Bai Cha, or An Ji White Tea (in English) ;Jing An refers to the place where she is grown: Jing An county of Jiang Xi province.Because of its Chinese name, Jing An Bai Cha is sometimes called a "white tea", but, classified by its production process, it is a green tea, not a white tea. The term white refers to the whitish color of the leaves, and the pale color of the brewed tea
  20. Huang Jin Ya/黄金芽茶
    Huang Jin Ya tea is the only yellow variation of Chinese tea variety, which is discovered by a tea expert in a tea farm in 1990s.

Chinese Black Tea

  1. Bai Lin GongFu/白琳工夫
    Bai Lin Gong Fu is a type of handmade, specialty black tea from Fujian, China.Bai Lin Gong Fu is made from the young buds of the Fuding Da Bai Cha (“Big White”) tea varietal
  2. black tea, keemun black tea
    Keemun Black Tea/祁门红茶
    Keemun black tea is a Chinese black tea with a winey and fruity taste, designated as a China Famous Tea.One of the 3 major black teas in the world.
  3. Jiu Qu Hong Mei/九曲红梅
    Jiu Qu Hong Mei is also named "Long Jing (dragon well) Hong Cha"( from the same producing area as the Long Jing teas) and "Jiu Qu Hong".
  4. Ning Hong Congou/宁红工夫
    Ning Hong is the earliest work done one black tea. Major producing counties in Jiangxi province, Wuning drum, second, and adjacent to the Xiushui Street area of Hunan orang Pingjiang longevity tea processing tea factory from Nanjing Red Xiushui work, the tea with a unique style, excellent quality and world famous.
  5. Lapsang Souchong/正山小种
    Lapsang Souchong is a black tea originally from the Wuyi region of the Chinese province of Fujian. It is sometimes referred to as smoked tea
  6. Yunnan Black Tea/滇红茶
    a relatively high end gourmet black tea,The main difference between Dian hong and other Chinese black teas is the amount of fine leaf buds, or "golden tips," present in the dried tea.
  7. Jin Jun Mei/金骏眉
    . Jin Jun Mei takes wild species tea bud grown in 1500-1800 meters original ecology of mountain above sea level the as raw material,
  8. Zheng He Congou/政和工夫
    one of the big three congou black teas produced in Fujian province
  9. Tan Yang Congou, black tea
    Tan Yang Congou/坦洋工夫
    The rank first among top three "Min Hong Tea" (Fu jian Black Tea)
  10. Fu Liang Congou/浮梁工夫
    Fu Liang Gong Fu black tea is produced in JinDeZhen, Jiangxi province
  11. Yi Xing Black Tea/宜兴红茶
    Yixing black is also called as Yangxian black tea which has a history for more than 400 years.
  12. Chuan Hong Gongou/川红工夫
    Chuan Hong is a fine, crisp black tea produced in Sichuan Province. Chun Hong is the only black tea produced in Sichuan.
  13. Hu Hong Congou/湖红工夫
    Hu Hong Gongfu tea produced in the Anhua, Xinhua, Lianyuan area, located in the middle of Hunan.
  14. Ying De Black Tea/英德红茶
    Yingdehong tea is a black tea from Yingde, Guangdong province, China. The tea tasted good and the best kind is "Ying Hong NO.9", and much of the tea is exported
  15. Lao Shan Black Tea/崂山红茶
    Laoshan black tea is made by black tea production process processing with superior Mt. Laoshan tea.
  16. Sun Moon Lake Black Tea/日月潭红茶
    Sun Moon Lake Black Tea(Ri Yue Tan black tea) is a rare black tea from Taiwan.
  17. Zhao Ping Black Tea/昭平红茶
    Zhaoping gongfu blacktea is from China well-known organic tea production area---Zhaoping County in Guangxi province, which has more than 1000 years history of tea production.

Chinese Oolong Tea

  1. Tie Guan Yin/铁观音
    Tie Guan yin is a premium variety of Chinese oolong tea associated with Anxi in Fujian province. Tie Guanyin produced in different areas of Anxi have different characteristics. The tea is also produced in Nantou, Taiwan with much success, as well as Anxi, Fujian.
  2. Da Hong Pao /大红袍
    Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) is a Wuyi rock tea grown in the Wuyi Mountains. It is a heavily oxidized, dark oolong tea. Dahongpao is part of the Wuyi Cliff Rock family, a group of Oolong teas collectively ranks in China’s top ten teas.
  3. Rou Gui/肉桂岩茶
    Rou Gui is a Wuyi Oolong tea (as a Yan Cha or Rock Tea); the name literally means Cinnamon. Rou Gui is a very old tea type, highly prized for its rich flavours and is often served with food.It was first developed during the Qing Dynasty and one of the most common Oolong varietals grown in Wuyi.
  4. Lao Cong Shui Xin/老枞水仙
    Being one of the main varities of Wuyi Mountain rock teas, narcissus tea(Old fir Narcissus) belongs to asexual propagation, large-leaved, and late-matured tea series. Its leaf, which is fat and thick, is one time larger than that of others.
  5. Zhang Ping Shui Xian/漳平水仙
    Zhang Ping Shui Xian is a rare Oolong tea from southern FuJian. Zhangping Shuixian is the only kind of pressed oolong tea. The craft of making Shuixian oolong has been passed down over five generations.this oolong is unique in that its large leaves and stems are compressed into a small square.
  6. Phoenix Dancong/凤凰单枞
    Fenghuang dancong is a type of Oolong tea from Guangdong Province, one of the very few tea varieties from the region. It grows on Fenghuang Mountain in Chaozhou City. The region has mild and humid climate. Fenghuang danzong can be found in parts of the mountain 1000 meters above sea level.The tea leaves are large and stalky. The color is that of a dark brown with a slight hint of red. Once brewed, the liquid is a clear golden color. The aroma evokes the fragrance of orchids. The taste and texture are earthy and smooth
  7. Tie Luo Han/铁罗汉岩茶
    Tieluohan is one of the 4 famous mingcongs and a light Wuyi tea. Tie Luo Han, all but unknown abroad, is the cultivar responsible for one of the four most famous yan cha, the great "rock teas" grown on cliffs in the Wuyi Shan area of Northern Fujian.
  8. Bai Ji Guan/白鸡冠岩茶
    Bai Ji Guan is one of 4 Ming Cong and a very light Wuyi tea. Today, Bai Ji Guan tea bush is one of the five famous Wu Yi's tea bushes.
  9. Shui Jin Gui/水金龟岩茶
    Shui Jin Gui is a very characteristic Wuyi Oolong tea, whose name literally means Golden Marine Turtle.
  10. Shui Xian/水仙岩茶
    Shui Xian is an Oolong tea from Mount Wuyi, it has a heavy honey fragrance. Shui Xian can be translated as water sprite or water fairy. Other names for this oolong tea include shui hsien, narcissus, and water immortal.
  11. Bai Ya Qi Lan/白芽奇兰
    Bai Ye Qi Lan Tea is a rare Oolong tea from Pinghe county in the south of FuJian Province. It has about 250 years history,
  12. Huang Jin Gui/黄金桂
    Huang Jin Gui is a premium variety of Chinese oolong tea traditionally from Anxi in Fujian province. Named after the yellow golden color of its budding leaves and its unique flowery aroma, said to be reminiscent of Osmanthus.
  13. Ben Shan Tea/本山茶
    Ben Shan oolong, is one of the 4 Anxi oolongs (Tie Guan Yin, Huang Jin Gui, Ben Shan, and Mao Xie) which comes from Anxi County of Fujian province.
  14. Mao Xie Tea/毛蟹茶
    Mao Xie oolong, is one of the 4 Anxi oolongs (Tie Guan Yin, Huang Jin Gui, Ben Shan, and Mao Xie) which comes from Anxi County of Fujian province.
  15. Yong Chun Fo Shou/永春佛手
    Fo Shou(佛手), meaning Buddha's hand, and often translated Buddha's palm.Yongchun(永春), is a county in Fujian province of China. Yongchun is located in Quanzhou(泉州) The western part of Yongchun is bordered to the south by Anxi county, a key region in oolong tea production.
  16. Ginseng Oolong Tea/兰贵人
    Ginseng Oolong Tea or lan gui ren, is a popular nourishing tea in Hainan and Taiwan.Ginseng Oolong Tea (lan gui ren 兰贵人) is an invigorating blend of Oolong Tea, Ginseng, Pink Reineckea Herb and Kuding Tea.
  17. Milk Oolong Tea / Jin Xuan Tea
    Taiwan milk oolong tea belongs to the improved variety of Taiwan oolong tea. It is a kind of semi-fermented tea, which is developed from the green tea and black tea
  18. WenShan Pouchong Tea
    Pouchong or light oolong, it is a lightly fermented (oxidized) tea, twist shape, with floral notes, and usually not roasted, somewhere between green tea and what is usually considered Oolong tea, though often classified with the latter due to its lack of the sharper green tea flavours.
  19. Oriental Beauty Tea/ Dongfang meiren tea/ white tips tea
    Dongfang meiren tea (oriental beauty tea), also marketed as white tip oolong tea, is a heavily fermented, non-roasted, tip-type oolong tea produced in Hsinchu County, Taiwan
  20. Dong Ding Oolong Tea
    Tung-ting, also known as Dongding, is an Oolong tea from Taiwan. The original leaves were taken from a much older tea plant in China's Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province. The name "Dongding" means "Frozen Summit", which is the name of the mountain in Taiwan on which the original tea plants taken from the Wuyi Mountains were planted.
  21. Red Water Oolong Tea
    Red Water Oolong tea is a kind of traditional Dong Ding Oolong with heavy oxidization, Hong Shui Oolong is in the round/ball shape, but highly oxidized (60%) and of light/slow roasting degree
  22. High Mountain Tea/Formosa oolong Tea
    High mountain tea refers to any tea grown in the alpine tea zones, higher than 1000m above sea level in Taiwan. One reason for such teas to be preferred is the belief that the air at this altitude is less polluted.

Chinese Yellow Tea

  1. MengDing HuangYa /蒙顶黄芽
    Mending Huangya is shaped yellow buds of tea produced in Sichuan Province, Yaan City Mending. Mending mountain is the famous tea-producing areas, there are many varieties; The mountain is surrounded by fog and clouds throughout the year with frequent showers. Mending Huangya is especially tender and delicate in its texture.
  2. Huo Shan Huang Ya/霍山黄芽
    Huoshan Huangya is a yellow tea from Anhui Province in China, it is the Imperial Tribute Tea and dates back to the Ming Dynasty.
  3. JunShan YinZhen/君山银针
    Junshan Yinzhen hails from Junshan Island in Dongting Lake in Hunan Province. It is a type of yellow tea. A native of Hunan, Mao Zedong claimed Junshan Yinzhen to be his favorite tea.

Chinese White Tea

  1. black tea, keemun black tea
    White Peony Tea/白牡丹
    White peony tea, one variety of the white teas, is one of the top ten most well-known teas of China. Fuding County of Fujian Province is the hometown of white peony tea. The tea leaves, with white downy hair, look like white peony flowers. The tea has two leaves, with a bud in the middle. They are tender, bulging like waves, and white downy hairs are covered all over the back. After being infused, the green leaves set off the tender buds, which looks like the blooming of the peony, graceful and elegant. The liquor is clear and takes on apricot-yellow color, and the taste is mellow and fresh.
  2. Bai Hao Yin Zhen/白毫银针
    The name Baihaoyinzhen means ‘white fur, silver needle’. It vividly encapsulates the appearance of the tea. The tea leaves are thin like a needle with a layer of white coat on them. There is a special silver sheen to the leaves, thus ‘silver needle’. Each tea leaf is about 3 cm long. When brewed, the leaves all stand up vertically like hundreds of needles, constructing a unique visual experience. There is also a layer of fine white coat floating on top of the cup, almost like fog.
  3. Shou Mei/寿眉
    Shou Mei is a white tea that is produced from naturally withered upper leaf and tips, with a stronger flavor reminiscent of lighter Oolong teas. It is mostly grown in the Fujian Province or Guangxi Province in China. Because it is plucked later than Bai Mu Dan the tea may be darker in color, but it should still have a proportionate green colo

Chinese Dark Tea

  1. Pu-erh Tea/普洱茶
    Pu-erh(Puer, Po Lei or Bolay) is a variety of post-fermented tea produced in Yunnan province, China. Post-fermentation is a tea production style in which the tealeaves undergo a microbial fermentation process after they are dried and rolled.
  2. Orange Pu-erh Tea/桔普茶
    The Pu'er brick tea with Citrus is originally from Huizhou Tea, Xinhui, GuangDong Province. Pu'er Tea, Yunnan is the origin of the big leaves drying green tea. and after processed it becomes two series: directly re-processing into raw Puer or after artificially accelerate ferment and re-process into cooked Puer.
  3. Anhua Dark Tea/安化黑茶
    Hunan Dark Tea has four characteristic: First: history, Second: large quantity, Third: good quality, Forth : all kinds.
  4. Fu Brick Tea/伏砖茶
    Fu Tea is a variety of Dark tea. It also is one of Border-sale tea in the history, which had been special commodities for people in Kazakhstan, Mongolia and other nomadic areas in northwest of ancient China.
  5. Lao Qing Dark Tea/老青茶
    Lao Qing Dark tea / Green Brick Tea is a variety of Chinese Dark Tea, and it is made with fresh leaves of tea tree in altitude of 600-1200m high mountain with traditional tea production method -high temperature steamming. The place of origin is Zhao Liqiao Yang Lou Dong Town in Chi Bi city, Hubei province. It has about 600 years of history .
  6. Liu Pao Tea/六堡茶
    Liu Bao Tea is from Guangxi province, south west of China. In Qing dynasty, Liu Boa Tea was listed as one of the famous tea during years of JiaQing emperor.
  7. Liu An Basket Tea/六安篮茶
    Liu an basket tea (An Tea) is liu an gua pian (green tea) that fired and steamed compressed into baskets for aging. Like most hei cha, liu an begins similar to green tea and is aged to undergo flavor and aroma development via post-fermentation.
  8. Ya An Tibetan Tea/雅安藏茶
    Compared with Yunan’s Pu’er tea, Tibetan dark tea is much less known to the rest of China, let alone the international market.
  9. Insect Droppings Tea/虫屎茶
    Insect tea, listed in the “Compendium of Materia Medica” by Li Shizhen, is a traditional drink for the ethnic minority in southwest China. Insect tea is made of the feces of insects that feed on plants, and characterized by minimal dose, enjoyable tea flavor, few tea-residues, and superb transparency.
  10. Moonlight White Tea/月光白茶
    Moonlight Beauty, it is a kind of puer tea, and it is mainly produced in Simao region of Yunnan Province.White Moonlight Tea was a royal tribute tea which was selected from many famous teas and it also got the name as queen’s tea

Chinese Scented Tea

  1. Jasmine Scented Tea/茉莉银针
    Jasmine scented tea is a fragrant, refreshing tea made by combining jasmine flower blooms with different types of tea leaves.

Herbal & Health Tea

  1. Osmanthus Flower Tea/桂花茶
    Osmanthus is known for its rich aroma, which proponents claim helps suppress appetite. Scientists are still determining what chemical components osmanthus contains and what the potential health benefits may be.
  2. Chrysanthemum Flower Tea/菊花茶
    Chrysanthemum tea is a flower-based tisane made from chrysanthemum flowers of the species Chrysanthemum morifolium or Chrysanthemum indicum, which are most popular in East Asia.
  3. Jasmine Flower Tea/茉莉花茶
    The jasmine plant was brought to China from Persia before the third century. Before Qing Dynasty, the production of jasmine green tea was a kind of homemade tea. After Qing, especially after the new China, Jasmine green tea went into large scale production stage.
  4. Dendrobium Flower Tea/石斛花茶
    Dendrobium is a type of orchid that is generally yellow or pink in color. The plant has a long thin stem that is used for various herbal and medicinal treatments. Dendrobium has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries now. The Chinese believe that the tonic extracted from the Dendrobium plant is 'yin' in nature and can be used to treat ailments ranging from stomach pain, heatstroke, dry mouth and sores in the mouth.
  5. Ku Ding Tea/苦丁茶
    Kuding tea is a particularly bitter-tasting Chinese tisane which due to their similarities in appearance is derived from several plant species
  6. Jiao Gu Lan Tea/绞股蓝
    Jiaogulan is best known as an herbal medicine reputed to have powerful antioxidant and adaptogenic effects that increase longevity. The people living in the Guizhou Province affectionately call Jiaogulan the tea of immortality, because it is said that those that drank it (several times a day) – lived to an extremely old age and still had radiant skin and health.
  7. Luo Bu Ma Tea/罗布麻茶
    apocynum is precious herb grown with in the vast pollution free Taklamakan Desert along the ancient silk Road in china's remote xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region .The leaves and flowers piked fresh, then roasted slowly to perfect the tea's favor
  8. Eucommia Ulmoides Tea/杜仲茶
    Eucommia has many substances including: geniposidic acid, iridoids, aucubin, gallic acid, protocatechuic acid, chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid, (-)epicatechin, catechin, n-octacosanoic acid), tetracosanoic-2, 3-dihydroxypropylester, rutin.
  9. E-Se Tea/俄色茶
    Snow-Covered E-Se Tea is produced in HuoEr valley of Lu-Huo county, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, where it is the southeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau.E-Se tea tree belongs to rare wild tree tea species growing in the absence of any pollution of the environment.
  10. Tartary Buckwheat Tea/荞麦茶
    Buckwheat tea, (also as soba tea), has been used for a very long time in China. Contrary to popular belief, buckwheat bears no relation to wheat; it is the seed of a fruit related to rhubarb. The buckwheat plant grows small white flowers and bright green leaves. The groats, or seeds, are used to make buckwheat tea.
  11. Blooming Tea & Craft Flower Tea
    it can be called blooming tea (开花茶) or craft flower is made when green tea leaves with similar length are wrapped around flowers to form a ball with the flowers inside
  12. Burdock Tea/牛蒡茶
    Burdock root is a underground tuber of greater burdock plant that found its use as a vegetable and medicinal herb. The plant burdock is a short biennial which believed to be native to Northern Europe and Siberia. In Japan, popular as gobo, it has been cultivated at larger scale as a major root herb since earlier times. In the nature, however, burdock sighted as a wild, easy-growing, hardy plant existing in almost any parts of the planet.

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