15 Best Chinese Tea: Good for Health and Unique Taste

January 18

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Drinking tea has many health benefits, such as relieving anxiety and losing weight.

Moreover, Chinese tea has a long history, with various types, and enjoys a high reputation in the world.

Specifically, what are the best Chinese teas?

1. Biluochun

best Chinese tea Biluochun

Biluochun (Green Snail Spring, 碧螺春) is a traditional Chinese tea, one of the top 10 famous teas in China. It belongs to green tea and has a history of more than 1,000 years.

The brewing method of Biluochun is very important. Only by mastering the correct brewing method can you taste the true taste and fun of Biluochun. Good tea + good water + correct method = Biluochun tea.

The Efficacy of Biluochun

  • Refreshing
  • Lose weight [1]
  • Anti-caries [2]
  • Reduce dryness in the body
  • Anti-cancer [3]
  • Relieve vision degradation
  • Prevent cardiovascular disease
  • Improve immunity
  • Prevent diabetes [4]
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  • Made you refresh and cool when you feeling tired and hot;
  • Green tea drink every days is good for health.

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2. Longjing Tea

best Chinese tea Longjing tea

Longjing tea (Dragon Well tea, 龙井茶)  is one of the best teas in China, and a type of green tea. It is also a rare top-grade green tea. Its main producing area is located in West Lake, Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

Many people in life like to drink Longjing tea, not only because of its good taste, but also its health benefits.

Its "four uniques" of "green color, fragrance, sweet taste, and beautiful shape" are well-known all over the world, and it is known as the "Queen of Green Tea".

Do not use 100 ℃ boiling water to brew Longjing tea, because Longjing tea is not fermented tea, so the tea itself is very tender. 

If you use too hot water to brew the tea, it will scald the tea, and the bitter taste of Longjing will be brewed together, which will affect the taste of the tea.

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3. Huangshan Maofeng

best Chinese tea Huangshan Maofeng

Huangshan Maofeng (Yellow Mountain Fur Peak, 黄山毛峰) is one of the top 10 famous teas in China and belongs to green tea. Produced in Huangshan (Huizhou) area of Anhui Province.

When picking Huangshan Maofeng, it needs to be carried out in April every year, and you can pick the buds with one bud and one leaf.

The efficacy and precautions of Huangshan Maofeng are basically the same as Biluochun and Longjing.

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4. Junshan Yinzhen

best Chinese tea Junshan Yinzhen

Junshan Yinzhen (Master Mountain Silver Needle, 君山银针) is one of the famous Chinese teas. It is as thin as a needle, hence the name Junshan Silver Needle.

Belongs to yellow tea.

As a special  tea, it has a delicate fragrance and a mellow taste, and it has all the characteristics of tea.

5. Xinyang Maojian Tea

Xinyang Maojian Tea

Xinyang Maojian (Tippy Green, 信阳毛尖) also known as Yu Maofeng, belongs to the category of green tea and is one of the top 10 famous teas in China. Its main origin is in Xinyang City, Henan Province.

It has a unique style of "thin, round, smooth, straight, multi-pekoe, high aroma, strong taste and green soup".

It has many functions such as promoting body fluid and quenching thirst, improving eyesight, refreshing the brain, removing greasy and digesting food.

6. Tieguanyin

Tieguanyin

Iron Goddess(Tieguanyin tea, 铁观音), a traditional Chinese tea, belongs to oolong tea and is one of the top 10 famous teas in China.

Tieguanyin tea is between green tea and black tea. It belongs to the semi-fermented tea category.

It has a unique "guanyin rhyme" with a delicate fragrance and elegant rhyme. After brewing, it has a natural orchid fragrance, a pure taste and a long-lasting aroma.

It contains high levels of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, tea polyphenols and alkaloids, has a variety of nutrients and medicinal ingredients, and has health care functions.

The Efficacy  of  Tieguanyin

  1. Lose weight
  2. Anti-cancer
  3. Anti-Aging
  4. Prevent cardiovascular disease
  5. To prevent dental caries
  6. Prevent diabetes
  7. Refreshing, beauty
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7. Keemun

Keemun

Keemun Tea (Qimen Black Tea, 祁门红茶) is a traditional Chinese tea, a famous black tea boutique, mainly produced in Qimen, Anhui Province.

Qimen black tea is the best of black tea and enjoys a high reputation. It is the favorite drink of the Queen and the royal family of England.

The Efficacy  of Qimen Black Tea

Refresh and eliminate fatigue

Produce saliva and quench thirst

Diuretic

Anti inflammation and sterilization

Detoxify

Nourish the stomach

In addition, black tea also has the effects of preventing caries, delaying aging, lowering blood sugar, lowering blood pressure, lowering blood lipids, anti-cancer, anti-radiation, weight loss, etc.

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8. Da Hong Pao

Da Hong Pao

Da Hong Pao (Large Red Robe, 大红袍), produced in Wuyi Mountain, Fujian, belongs to Oolong tea with excellent quality. Chinese special famous tea.

The shape is tightly knotted, the color is green and brown, and the tea is bright orange and yellow after brewing.

The most prominent feature of the quality is the rich aroma with orchid fragrance, high and long-lasting fragrance, and obvious "rock rhyme".

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9. Duyun Maojian

Duyun Maojian

Duyun Maojian (都匀毛尖), one of the top 10 famous teas in China, belongs to green tea. Produced in Duyun City, Guizhou Province.

The appearance is slender, curly and green. The fragrance is high, the taste is fresh and strong, and the bottom of the leaf is bright and green.

10. Lu'an Melon Seed Tea

Lu'an Melon Seed Tea

Lu'an Melon Seed Tea(Lu'an Leaf, 六安瓜片) is a traditional Chinese historical famous tea and one of the top 10 famous teas in China. It is produced in the area of Dabie Mountain in Lu'an City, Anhui Province.

It is a special type of green tea with a long history and rich cultural connotation.

Among all the teas in the world, Lu'an Guapian is the only tea without buds and stems, made from a single leaf.

Bud removal not only keeps a single shape, but also has no grass smell. The stem has been lignified in the production process. After being removed, it can ensure that the tea tastes strong but not bitter, fragrant but not astringent.

11. Wuyi Tea

Wuyi Tea

Wuyi Rock Teas (Bohea, 武夷茶) are traditional Chinese teas. They are oolong teas with the quality characteristics of Yanyun (rock bone flower fragrance).

And they are semi-fermented teas, and their production methods are between green tea and black tea. The most famous Wuyi rock tea is Dahongpao tea.

12. Pu'er Tea

Pu'er tea

Pu'er tea (普洱茶) is one of the top 10 famous teas in China. Produced in Xishuangbanna, Lincang and Pu'er in Yunnan Province.

It grows in mountainous areas with an altitude of 1000 to 2100 meters and a slope of ≤25°.

The appearance of the tea is maroon in color.

After brewing, the color of the tea water is red and bright, the aroma is unique, and the taste is mellow and sweet.

According to the production process of Pu'er tea, it can be divided into the "raw" Pu'er Sheng Cha and "ripe" Pu'er Shu Cha.

Pu'er raw tea is placed in a natural way, without artificial "fermentation", but after manual sorting and shape modification.

Pu'er ripe tea, a tea processed through fermentation and other processes.

In addition to the functions of ordinary tea, Pu'er tea is particularly effective in warming the stomach, losing weight, lowering lipids, preventing arteriosclerosis, preventing coronary heart disease, lowering blood pressure, anti-aging, anti-cancer, and lowering blood sugar.

Long-term drinking of Pu'er tea can reduce cholesterol and glycerides, so long-term drinking of Pu'er tea has the function of curing obesity.

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13. Baihao Yinzhen

Baihao Yinzhen

Baihao Yinzhen (Baihao Silver Needle, 白毫银针) , created in 1796, belongs to white tea, one of the 6 major teas in China.

Originally produced in Fujian Province, it has the title of China's Top Ten Famous Teas, and is known as the "Beauty of Tea" and the "Tea King".

Its appearance is straight like needles, and the buds are plump and covered with pekoe, like silver and snow. The needle-shaped finished tea is about three centimeters long.

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14. Nanjing Yuhua Tea

Nanjing Yuhua Tea

Nanjing Yuhua Tea (南京雨花茶) is one of the top 10 famous teas in China, belonging to the category of green tea

Yuhua tea has a round green shape, like pine needles, with pekoe, and straight. It is a high-quality, tender needle-shaped spring tea.

When the tea buds sprout to one bud and three leaves, pick it about ten days before the Ching Ming Festival. Pick only one bud and one leaf. Pick out the tea buds with a length of 2 to 3 centimeters.

The tea buds are cut, twisted, shaped and dried. Each pot can only be fried 250 grams of tea.

15. Jasmine Tea

Jasmine tea

Jasmine tea (茉莉花茶) belongs to the scented tea category, is a reprocessed tea unique to China.

It is essentially a tea made by blending and scenting tea (mainly green tea) and jasmine flowers, so that the tea can absorb the fragrance of flowers.

Its fragrance is fresh and lasting, the taste is mellow and refreshing, the tea water is bright yellow and green, and the bottom of the leaf is tender and soft.

The Efficacy of Jasmine Tea

Drinking jasmine tea often has a huge effect on women, not only can beautify the skin, whiten the skin, but also resist aging.

It can also dredge the human intestines and stomach, defecate, clear the brain, lower blood pressure and blood lipids, and can resist bacteria and viruses to treat cancer.

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What do you think is the top Chinese tea?

As a non-alcoholic beverage, more and more people like to drink tea.

Different teas have different shapes, effects, brewing methods and precautions. Pay more attention when buying tea and drinking tea.


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