Anji Baicha 安吉白茶 is grown in Anji, Zhejiang, which literally translates to "Anji white tea," but Anji white tea belongs to the green tea category. Anji white tea has been produced since the 1970s, it is harvested in a low-temperature environment (lower than 23°C) every spring, due to the hindrance of the synthesis of chlorophyll in the new leaves, the leaf color will gradually become albino. As the temperature rises, the leaf color will return to green. The harvest period is only 30 days (usually from April 15 to May 15) The amino acid content is 5-10.6%, which is 3-4 times higher than ordinary green tea. Polyphenols are less than other green teas, so Anji white tea has a very fresh taste without bitterness.
Huangjin 黄金芽 is grown in Guangde, Anhui, which literally translates to “The golden buds”. The golden bud tea has been produced since the 1990s. The golden buds are yellow all year round, the tea leaves are bright yellow. Cultivated in recent years, the quantity is scarce.
Osmanthus Fragrans Longjing, the sprouts of Longjing before the Qingming Festival are picked, the leaves of Longjing are flat and beautiful, and the fragrance is elegant. The tea is clear and bright with honey fragrance. Osmanthus Fragrans Longjing adopts the traditional scented process. First, the tea leaves are fully dried to enhance their ability to absorb the fragrance of flowers. After that, the flowers are mixed with the tea leaves, and the tea leaves slowly absorb the fragrance of flowers in a standing state, and then dried to become a scented tea. Therefore, Osmanthus Fragrans Longjing is full of the refreshing taste of Longjing tea and has a sweet fragrance.
Lu'an Guapian Tea 六安瓜片 is grown in Anhui, which literally translates to “Lu'an Melon Seed tea”. Tea has been produced since 1905 and has a history of over 100 years. It is one of the ten best famous teas in China. Lu'an Melon Seed Tea uses the second leaf on the branch. Each leaf's central vein is removed and the leaves are pan-fried.
Among all the teas in the world, Lu'an Guapian is the only tea without buds and stems, made from a single leaf. The stems have been removed during the production process to ensure that the tea has a strong but not bitter taste and fragrant but not astringent.
Jasmine tea 茉莉花茶 is tea scented with the aroma of jasmine blossoms.
This type of jasmine tea has Pearl shaped green tea as the tea base. Therefore, it is called Jasmine Dragon Pearl.
The tea resulting flavour of jasmine tea is subtly sweet and highly fragrant. The aroma is fresh and lasting, the taste is mellow and the brewed tea color is bright yellow and green
Xinyang Maojian 信阳毛尖 is grown in Xinyang, Henan.
“Mao” (毛) means tiny fluff in a cup when brewed and “jian” (尖) refers to the shape of the leaves: young, sharp, full leaves.
It is one of the ten best famous teas in China. Xinyang Maojian is known for its unique and delicious flavor. The color is yellowish especially when boiled with water. The tea liquor is slightly thick and has a refreshing crisp taste and with a lasting aftertaste.
The superior osmanthus fragrans is picked from Guilin, Guangxi. The tea is clear and translucent, with a smooth taste and rich honey fragrance.
Osmanthus Fragrans tea is known for its sweet, floral aroma and its reddish-orange color. The leaves of the Osmanthus fragrans plant are typically long and narrow, with a glossy green color and a serrated edge. When brewed, the tea has a light and delicate flavor with hints of apricot and peach. It is often used in traditional Chinese medicine for its potential health benefits, including its ability to improve digestion and boost the immune system.
Yuhua Cha 雨花茶 is grown in Nanjing, which literally translated means“ rain flower tea”. It is one of the ten best famous teas in China. The cultivation history of Yuhua tea can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty.
After the tea is brewed, the tea color is green, clear, the taste is mellow, and the aftertaste is sweet.
Longjing 龙井 is grown in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, which literally translates to "dragon well," Longjing tea was granted the status of imperial tea, in the Qing dynasty by the Kangxi Emperor.
Longjing tea tastes sweet, mellow, and rounded.
Pre-Qingming Longjing tea requires it to be produced from the first spring shoots prior to the Qingming Festival (Chinese farming calendar) on the 5th of April each year. There will usually be seasonal rain for a few days during the Qingming Festival.
Indeed, after the rain, the temperature heats up, which accelerates the growth of the tea plant. When the tea bud gets too big, it starts to lose complexity in the brewed flavor, therefore, Pre-Qingming tea is considered better.