Chinese Tea Type
As the national beverage of China,tea is a prominent feature of China culture.It’s a popular drink worldwide for its many health benefits and its refreshing taste.The tea is distinguished many types for the degree of fermentation and processing. The main categories of tea are: green tea, Wulong tea, black tea, yellow tea, white tea and scented tea.
Green Tea retains its original color and has gone through minimal oxidization. The most well known green teas in China are: Longjing tea of Zhejiang province, Maofeng of Anhui province and Biluochun which is produced in Jiangsu province.
Wulong Tea (Oolong Tea) is a variety that is half way between green tea and black tea. The unique method of producing Wulong tea includes leaves being withered under the sun then oxidization process begins, after the required level of oxidization leaves are pan fried to prevent further oxidization. Wulong is a specialty of Fujian and Guangdong province.
Black Tea which is better known as Hong Cha (Red tea) in China. Processing black teas comprises of four steps: withering, rolling, oxidizing and drying. The best brands of black tea are Qihong of Anhui, Dianhong of Yunnan, Suhong of Jiangsu, Chuanhong of Sichuan and Huhong of Hunan.
Yellow Tea is produced by allowing damp tea leaves to dry naturally. It has a distinctive aroma, similar to red tea, but its flavor is closer to green and white teas. Yellow tea also used to be the high-quality tea which was served to the emperor, as yellow is the traditional imperial color. Junshan Yinzhen is produced in China’s Hunan province and is the country’s most popular yellow tea.
Scented Tea: It can be seen as the art of enriching the tea base to another level of experience and give customers more choices. It is not new type-actually it is a very old way for the Chinese to prepare special teas for emperors and nobles. Jasmine and Orchid flowers are very precious flowers and some of the best teas are blended and scented with them to uplift the sensation when enjoying scented teas. Tea Time carries the traditional scented teas, which have been around for centuries, and some state of the art new flavored teas created by top blenders.