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.

1. Biluochun Green Tea

Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

Biluochun Chinese name: 碧螺春(bi luo chun)

Tea 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)

Tea 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.

Xinyang Maojian Green Tea

3. West Lake Longjing (Dragon Well Tea)

West Lake Green Tea

Chinese name: 西湖龙井(xi hu long jing)

Tea 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. Silver Needle White Tea

Chinese name: 白毫银针(Silver Needle White Tea)

Tea Type: White 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.

Silver Needle White Tea

5. Huangshan Maofeng

Huangshan Maofeng Green Tea

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

Tea 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.

6. Da Hong Pao Oolong Tea

Chinese name: 大红袍,武夷岩茶(Da Hong Pao, wu yi yan cha)

Tea 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.

Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea

7. Keemun Black Tea

Keemun Black Tea

Chinese name: 祁门红茶(qi men hong cha)

Tea 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. Jin Jun Mei Black Tea

Chinese name: 金骏眉(Jin Jun Mei)

Tea Type: green tea

Planting region: Wuyi Mountain City, Nanping City, Fujian Province, southwest China

Jin Jun Mei Tea is also known as Golden Eyebrow Tea, a famous black tea from Wuyishan City, Fujian Province in China. The requirement of tea leaves picking and production are very high. In the early spring every year, we pick the tea tends buds, and then carefully made by the old tea workers. Therefore, Jin Jun Mei black tea is considered to be the most expensive and top-grade black tea in the world. It has a sweet-delicate taste and elegant-lasting aroma. If you add aome honey or sugar, it will be more delicious. In addition, Jinjunmei Tea is rich in nutrients. According to scientific research, drinking a cup of black tea every day has many health benefits for the body. If you are a black tea lover or are looking for a delicious flavored black tea, we highly recommend this Jin Jun Mei ( Golden Eyebrow Tea ), it will give you a big surprise.

Jin Jun Mei Black Tea

9. Tieguanyin

Tieguanyin Oolong Tea

Chinese name: 铁观音(tie guan yin)

Tea 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)

Tea 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.

Liu An Gua Pian White Tea