10 Best Chinese Tea

10 types of Chinese tea were honored with the title “Top 10 Best Chinese Tea” during the Panama World Exposition in 1915. What’s them and why them? Let’s have a look.
10 Best Chinese Tea
10 Best Chinese Tea

Chinese name: 碧螺春(bi luo chun)

Type: green tea

Planting region: Dong Ting Mountain, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province, southeast China

Biluochun is a traditional Chinese tea of more than 1,000 years. Superior Biluochun appears to be green and covered by a layer of white hair. The shape is slender or curled like a snail. After brewing, the tea water is green and clear, giving off a strong pleasant fragrance; the fresh and thick flavor can last for a long time. This famous Chinese tea contains a lot of healthy compounds such as catechin, vitamin C and A, caffeine, flavanols, tea polyphenols, etc.

2. Xinyang Maojian

Chinese name: 信阳毛尖(xin yang mao jian)

Type: green tea

Planting regions: Shihe and Pingqiao District, Xinyang City, Henan Province, central China

Xinyang Maojian is welcomed by its unique features: slender shape; round edge; quite smooth surface; much more fine hairs; strong taste; and clear and green soup. The fragrance travels far. The tea has a relaxing and calming effect.

Chinese name: 西湖龙井(xi hu long jing)

Type: green tea

Planting region: Longjing Village, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, east China

The super West Lake Longjing tea is flat, smooth and straight. The color is light green. The leaves are delicate. The taste is fresh, clear and sweet. It is known as "the queen of green tea"; one of the main reasons is the efficacy and function of this famous Chinese tea: cooling heat and helping you on diuresis.

4. Junshan Yinzhen (Silver Needles of the Gentleman Mountain)

Chinese name: 君山银针(jun shan yin zhen)

Type: yellow tea

Planting region: Jun Mountain, Dong Ting Lake, Hunan Province, central south China

As one of the top 10 popular Chinese tea, Silver Needles of the Gentleman Mountain is strong in bud head and even in length and size. The inner side of tea leaf gives us a gold color while the outer layer is covered by fine hairs completely, looking like silver needles. However, it is not suitable for everyone. Pregnant women, people with cardiac disease and constipation should avoid it.

Chinese name: 黄山毛峰(huang shan mao feng)

Type: green tea

Planting region: Huangshan, Anhui Province, east China

Maofeng literally means the leaves with fine hairs and a sharp edge. This tea is one of the best Chinese tea beneficial to your body: it can excite your central nervous system so that bring you a high working and learning efficiency, make your heart stronger, inhibit arteriosclerosis, resist bacteria, lose weight, put off aging and more.

Chinese name: 武夷岩茶(wu yi yan cha)

Type: oolong tea

Planting region: Wuyi Mountain, Fujian Province, southeast China

Wuyi rock tea is honored as the highest grade of oolong tea because it possesses the faint scent of green tea and the sweet and mellow taste of black tea. The front of it is twisted like the head of the dragonfly and the color is brown with metal gray. Da Hong Pao is the best variety of it. There are essential, water-soluble vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, H, C, P and inositol in it, which can be fully utilized when drinking.

Chinese name: 祁门红茶(qi men hong cha)

Type: black tea

Planting region: Qimen County, Huangshan City, Anhui Province

Keemun black tea, also known as Qimen Black Tea, is praised as the queen of black tea and greatly favored by the Britain royal family. The black tea of tight, thin and straight shape and dark, bright color is considered as Kung Fu tea. This famous Chinese tea is a rich source of riboflavin, folic acid, carotene, tocopherol, and luteinone and is also an essential source of fluoride.

Read more: 10 Famous Chinese Black Tea 

8. Duyun Maojian

Chinese name: 都匀毛尖(du yun mao jian)

Type: green tea

Planting region: Duyun City, Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, southwest China

It is one of the three famous tea in Duyun city. The shape of the tea is tight and fine curly. The blade surface is jade green and the dark side is even and bright. Its fragrance can be smelt from far away. The taste is fresh and thick. It can be used to quench thirst, clear eyes, remiss greasy, promote digestion and inhibit atherosclerosis.

Chinese name: 铁观音(tie guan yin)

Type: black tea

Planting region: Xinping Town, Anxi County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province

Tieguanyin is native to Fujian Province, which belongs to a semi-fermented tea and the taste is in the middle of green tea and black tea. As one of the best Chinese tea, it has a natural orchid fragrance after brewing. The pure and thick flavor can last for a long time. Besides the general health-caring function, it can also defy age, fight arteriosclerosis, prevent and cure diabetic, reduce weight and sober you up.

10. Lu’an Melon Seed

Chinese name: 六安瓜片(lu’an guan pian)

Type: green tea

Planting region: Dabie Mountain, Lu’an City, Anhui Province
Of all the tea leaves worldwide, Lu’an Melon Seed is the only one that has no buds or stems and made from single leaves. If you get fatigued, poisoned or heat stroke, this popular Chinese tea can help you relieve the pain.

 Further Reading:

6 Major Types of Chinese Tea  

8 Chinese Herbal Tea You can Have a Try

9 Most Popular Chinese Flower Tea 

8 Weight Loss Tea You can Have a Try

12 Chinese Diet Tea That Makes You Slim and Fit

Top 10 Most Expensive Tea in China

- Last updated on Mar. 18, 2021 -
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