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The 10 best Chinese teas

10 Chinese teas were awarded the title of "Top 10 Best Chinese Teas" during the 1915 World's Fair in Panama.

1. biluochun

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Chinese name: 碧螺春(bi luo chun)

Tea variety: Green tea

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

Biluochun has been a traditional Chinese tea for more than 1,000 years. SuperGrade Biluochun tea leaves are green and covered with a white layer of hair. The shape of the leaves is slender or curled like a snail. After brewing, the tea water is green and clear and gives off a strong, pleasant fragrance. The fresh and full-bodied taste lasts for a long time. This famous Chinese tea contains many healthy compounds such as catechins, vitamins C and A, caffeine, flavanols, tea polyphenols, etc.

2. Xinyang Maojian

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Chinese name: Xin Yang Mao Jian

Tea variety: Green tea

Growing areas: Shihe and Pingqiao counties, Xinyang city, Henan province, central China.

Xinyang Maojian tea leaves have a slender shape; round edge; fairly smooth surface; much finer hairs. The brewed tea has a strong aroma, an intense fragrance and a clear and green colour. The tea has a relaxing and calming effect.

3. West Lake Longjing (Dragon Well Tea)

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Chinese name: 西湖龙井(xi hu long jing).

Tea variety: Green tea

Growing region: Longjing village, Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province, East China.

Super West Lake Longjing tea leaves are flat, smooth and straight. The colour is light green. The leaves are tender. The taste is fresh, clear and sweet. The tea is known as the "Queen of Green Tea".

4. Junshan Yinzhen (Silver Needles of Gentleman Mountain)

Chinese name: 君山银针(jun shan yin zhen).

Tea type: Yellow tea

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Planting region: Jun Mountain, Dong Ting Lake, Hunan Province, Central South China.

As one of the top 10 most popular Chinese teas, Silver Needles of the Gentleman Mountain is strong in bud head and even in length and size as far as tea leaves are concerned. The inside of the tea leaf has a golden colour, while the outer layer is completely covered with fine hairs that look like silver needles.

5 Huangshan Maofeng

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

Type: green tea

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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 teas that are beneficial for your body: It can stimulate your central nervous system so you achieve high work and learning efficiency, strengthen your heart, inhibit atherosclerosis, resist bacteria, lose weight, postpone the aging process and more.

6. wuyi rock tea

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Chinese name: 武夷岩茶(wu yi yan cha).

Tea variety: Oolong tea

Planting region: Wuyi Mountain , Fujian Province, Southeast China.

Wuyi stone tea is revered as the highest quality oolong tea as it has the faint fragrance of green tea and the sweet and mild taste of black tea. The front is twisted like the dragonfly's head and the colour is brown with metallic grey. Da Hong Pao is the best variety of this. It contains essential water-soluble vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, H, C, P and inositol.

7. keemun black tea

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Chinese name: 祁门红茶(qi men hong cha).

Type: black tea

Growing 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 is highly regarded by the British royal family. The black tea of firm, thin and straight shape and dark light colour is considered as Gong Fu tea. This famous Chinese tea contains riboflavin, folic acid, carotene, tocopherol and luteinone and also fluoride.

Read more: 10 famous Chinese black teas

8 Duyun Maojian

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Chinese name: du Yun Mao Jian

Tea variety: Green tea

Growing region: Duyun City, Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province, Southwest China

It is one of the three famous teas in Duyun city. The shape of the tea is firm and finely curled. The leaf surface is jade green and the dark side is even and light. Its fragrance can be smelled from afar. The taste is fresh and full-bodied.

9. tieguanyin

Chinese name: 铁观音(tie guan yin)

Tea variety: Black tea

Growing region: Xinping city, Anxi county, Quanzhou city, Fujian province.

Tieguanyin comes from Fujian province. It is a semi-fermented tea belonging and tasting in the middle of green tea and black tea. As one of the best Chinese teas, it has a natural orchid fragrance after brewing. The pure and full-bodied taste can last for a long time. Besides its general health-promoting function, it can also inhibit the aging process, fight arteriosclerosis, prevent diabetes, reduce weight and make you sober.

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10. lu'an melon seed

Chinese name: 六安瓜片(lu'an guan pian).

Type: green tea

Growing region: Dabie Mountain , Lu'an city, Anhui province.

Of all the tea leaves in the world, Lu'an melon seed is the only one that has no buds or stems and consists of individual leaves. In case of fatigue, poisoning or heat stroke, this popular Chinese tea can help you relieve the pain.

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