Chinese tea origin

The home of chinese tea



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Puer or Puerh tea
Liu Bao tea
Oolong tea and Wuyi cliff tea
Danzhong Shui Xian tea
Bi Luo Chun
Liu An tea
Long Jing tea
Taiwan Oolong
Oolong tea
Originated from fujian province, china. It has a widest family of selection, from "Tie Guan Yin", "Wong Jin Gui", "Taiwan Dong Ding", "Taiwan High Mountain" to "Wuyi yan cha" or Wuyi cliff tea like "Da Hong Pao", "Rou Gui", "Bai Ji Guan" and many more. It is widely accepted for it's great aroma and variety of taste. This type of tea is best drink while the aroma and the taste are still strong. That is why, oolong tea should not be keep for more than 2 years except for "Shui Xian" family or Wuyi cliff tea which is a type of vintage tea.

"Tie Guan Yin" or iron goddess of merci is one of the most famous oolong tea. The tea got its name from its heavy tea leaves and pure aroma (as heavy as iron and as pure as goddess of merci) characteristics. The home for this tea is at Anxi, east of Fujian province China. There are many types of "Tie Guan Yin" in the market, but if you like oolong tea, then you should try the original and pure Anxi "Tie Guan Yin" which is lightly roasted to preserved the original taste.

Green tea
The first tea ever drank by people. Japan was the earliest country to be influenced by chinese tea. Japanese history shows, as far back as Tang dynasty (618-907), chinese tea art is spreading over to Japan. That is before anyone know how to ferment tea and green tea is the only tea available. Until today, green tea is still the most popular tea in Japan.

"Long Jing" or dragon well was name the king of green tea and "Bi Luo Chun" or the green snail was the queen. "Long Jing" originated from Zhejiang province, China. The most popular "Long Jing" tea are from Lion Peak and Meijia Village. Lion Peak "Long Jing" got it's fame during Qing dynasty, when Emperor Qian Long conferred the title "The Imperial Tea" to the 18 tea trees growing outside Wu Gong Temple at Lion Peak after tasting it.

"Bi Luo Chun" the queen of green tea is one of the rare tea in China. It is grown at Dong Ting Mountain located at Tai Hu or the Great Lake, Jiangsu province, China. Here you will see peach trees and apricot trees plant next to the "Bi Luo Chun" tea tree, giving "Bi Luo Chun" tea a unique taste.

If you want to taste the best green tea, these two types are highly recommended.

Scented tea
Almost all teas can be blend with flower, but we recommend green tea. Green tea is mild in taste that make it a perfect tea for flower scented. Sometime black or oolong is use to scent heavy aroma flower like rose, lavender and chrysanthemum. Others like fruit and herb scented tea can be scented with black, oolong or green tea as well.

"Moli Hua Cha" or jasmine tea is one of the most popular flower scented tea. With the sweet taste of green tea and mild floral aroma of jasmine flower, it gave "Moli Hua Cha" a truly refreshing flowery taste.

"Ju Bao" or chrysanthemum tea is widely accepted in Guangdong, China, Hong Kong and Malaysia. This tea is a blend of chrysanthemum and black tea, usually ripe "puerh" or "liu bao" tea. It is very rich in taste and smooth broth.

Black tea
Has a very long history, from 18 centuries onwards it has taken over green tea to be the world most sellable tea. It is widely accepted especially in England, Russia, Australia and America. Usually black tea comes in tea bag form. This processing method is call CTC (Crush, Tear and Curl) which is perfectly good for lower quality tea leaves. The higher quality tea leaves will be hand-rolled to loose leaves and sell for a much higher price.
Puer tea or Puerh tea
The mysterious tea that comes in many compressed form. There are "bing cha" (tea cake), "tuo cha" (bowl tea), "fang cha" (square tea), "zhuan cha" (brick tea) and many more. It comes in Green (raw) and Ripe (fermented) as well as Mix (green and ripe mixture) tea leaves. "Puer" tea which is originated from Yunnan province of China is now the most talk about tea in Asia. Whether it is ripe "puer" tea or green "puer" tea, tea drinker and investor are rushing for it. Investors around the world are investing in this tea, simply because the revenue of return is very high.

Ripe "puer" tea is especially good for older people because ripe "puer" tea in gentle to the stomach and pack with all the health benefits the tea has to offer. Since "puer" tea is of a vintage tea type, it is advisable to store a bit more for natural aging especially green "puer" tea. This does not mean green "puer" tea should not be drink fresh. As the matter of facts, green "puer" tea taste extremely good too while fresh (1 to 5 years of the manufacturing date), provided the method of brewing is correct.

Liu Bao tea
Originated from Guangxi province, China is another type of vintage tea that draw a lots of attentions. This also known as "Guangdong cha" or cantonese tea and is selling very well at south eastern China, Hong Kong and Malaysia. With the capability to aged like "puer" tea, "liu bao" tea is certainly a good choice of tea to keep because it is more economical. Although 40 years of aged "liu bao" tea can be price as high as $3,000 per kilogram, it is still much cheaper than "puer" tea of the same age.
Liu An tea
Famed for its medicinal effect. Herbalist in ancient China prescribe this tea to patients with minor illness like indigestion, diarrhea and its good for cooling down internal body heat as well. "Liu An" tea originated from Anhui province of China, is usually wrap in bamboo leaves and compressed into a basket which weight around 500 grams per basket. "Liu An" tea were once cease in production for more that 40 years from 1930s to 1970s, only in 1980s where the demand was so high that "liu an" tea were once again restarted production. This is the reason why aged "liu an" tea is very hard to find and so precious.
Shui Xian tea
Often mislead to a type of tea call "shui xian" tea in the market. "Shui xian" is actually a family of tea which consist of "Wuyi yan cha" or Wuyi cliff tea such as "Da Hong Pao", "Rou Gui" and others like "Danzhong" and "Laozhong". This is actually vintage type of oolong tea with many characteristics. "Shui Xian" is usually used for gongfu brew.

"Wuyi yan cha" is a family of wild tea growing at a different height and area of Mountain Wuyi. Several numbers of "Wuyi yan cha" had built a very good reputation, such as "Da Hong Pao" which was a tribute tea in Ming dynasty (1368-1644). In ancient China, "Da Hong Pao" tea was very precious and very expensive, only high rank officials and wealthy people can afford it. Others "Wuyi yan cha" like "Rou Gui", "Bai Ji Guan", "Tie Luo Han" and "Shui Jin Gui" was name the four most famous tea in China.

"Danzhong" comes with a very special lychee taste. This tea is a production of Guangdong province, China and seldom export to western country. But this tea could be one of the best experience for oolong tea lovers.



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