TEA IN A POT
1 - West Lake Dragon Well Tea , Wengjiashan Xihu Longjing (西湖龙井)
The West Lake Dragon Well Tea is a variety of green tea from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. It is well-known worldwide and is highly praised for its green color, long-lasting elegant fragrance and mellow taste.
2 - Dongting Biluochun (洞庭碧螺春)
Dongting Biluochun is a famous green tea originally grown in the Dongting Mountains of Jiangsu Province. It is known for its delicate appearance and floral aroma and fruity taste. The tea is harvested in early spring.
3 - Huangshan Maofeng (黄山毛峰)
Huangshan Maofeng is a green tea grown near the famous Mount Huang, Anhui Province, which is home to many famous varieties of green tea. Huangshan Maofeng was initially produced in Qing Dynasty (1636-1911).
4 - Lu'an Guapian (六安瓜片)
Lu'an Guapian or Lu'an Melon Seed Tea is a green tea from Lu'an, Anhui Province. It is named for its tightly rolled seed-like processed leaves which are flat and resemble a melon seed.
5 - Xinyang Maojian (信阳毛尖)
XinYang Maojian is a green tea produced in Xinyang City, Henan Province. It has a deep dark green color and straight thin leaves. Xinyang Maojian has a relatively shorter harvest due to the cooler climate in Henan and is best picked in the early spring.
6 - Wuyi Yancha (武夷岩茶)
WuYi Yancha is a kind of oolong tea from the Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province. Yancha means rock tea. It got its name because the plant grows in crack of rocks in Wuyi Mountains.
7 - Keemun Black Tea (祁门红茶)
Keemun Black Tea, one of the most famous Chinese black teas, is produced in Qimen County, Anhui Province. With a relatively short history, it was initially produced in 1875 and quickly gained popularity worldwide, especially in England. It is regarded as one of the top three fragrant teas in the world.
8 - Yunnan Pu-erh (云南普洱)
Yunnan Pu-erh, a kind of dark tea, is produced in southwestern China's Yunnan Province. It was named after the Pu'er Town, where most of the tea is processed and sold. Pu'er has a long history of tea trading dating back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
9 - Lushan Yunwu (庐山云雾)
Lushan Yunwu tea is a green tea from Jiangxi Province, home of the Mount Lu. The tea may be traced back more than 1,000 years. According to local records, it was initially collected and planted by monks living in the temple in the Mount Lu.
10 - Fujian Tie Guan Yin (福建铁观音), (IRON GODDESS OF MERCY)
Tie Guan Yin is one of China's top teas and synonymous with oolong tea. It stands head and shoulder above the rest of hundreds of different types of oolong tea. Guanyin in English means the Goddess of Mercy.
Oolong (standard grade)
A Chinese tea produced through a unique process that involves oxidizing tea leaves in strong sun.
Japanese Green tea combined with roasted brown rice. Historically the rice was essentially used as filler for those who couldn't afford pure tea. Today it's appreciated for its unique grassy flavor and roasted aroma. Often contains matcha.
Sencha means "Infused tea" and it represents over three quarters of Japan's total tea production. Quality grades range from fair to luxuriant and the flavor profiles range dramatically therein. Look for a green-gold to deep green cup with a briny, vegetal flavor (freshly cut grass, arugula) mild astringency, some will offer zesty notes of sweet melon.
Tea harvested as the third or forth flush in late summer in Japan.
Bancha roasted at high temperature. Hojicha has a rich toasty flavor.
Gyokuro "Jade Dew" is delectable Japanese tea created by shading the plants with woven nets for the final 3-4 weeks prior to harvest. The tea is full bodied, with buttered vegetal qualities, touting brothy, nutty texture and a bright, sweet, floral finish. Gyokuro represents less than one percent of all Japanese green tea produced. As such, this tea is quite expensive.