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名字:瓊斯史迪芬Steven R. Jones, 網址: http://teaarts.blogspot.com/

8/08/2010

Ten Famous Teas

Ten Famous Teas
Taiwan's Famous Teas (台灣名茶) also called The Ten Famous Taiwanese Teas (台灣十大名茶) is a list of the ten most notable Taiwanese Teas. Tea Name and tea type:

凍頂茶 Dongding tea; oolong
文山包種茶 Wen Mountain (Wenshan) Pouchong tea or Light oolong; oolong
東方美人茶 Oriental Beauty or White Tip Oolong; oolong
松柏長青茶 Light Oolong or Ching tea; oolong
阿里山珠露茶 Ali Mountain oolong; oolong
台灣高山茶 Taiwan Alpine (High Mountain Oolong); oolong
日月潭紅茶 Sun Moon Lake Black; black tea
木柵鐵觀音 Mucha Iron Goddess; oolong
三峽龍井茶 Sanshia Dragon Well; green tea
龍泉茶 Longquan Tea; oolong

Major tea growing areas:
  • Northern Taiwan: Includes Hsindian, Pinglin, Mucha, Shenkeng, Shidian, Sanhsia, Nangang, and Ilan.
  • Mid-central Area: Includes Miaoli, and Hsinchu.
  • Eastern Taiwan: Includes Taitung, and Hualian.
  • South-central Taiwan: Includes Nantou, Pingtung Chiayi, Taichung, and Yunlin.
  • High Mountain Regions: Includes Alishan, Yu Shan, Hsueh Shan, and Taitung mountain ranges.

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China's Famous Teas (中國名茶) also called The Ten Famous Chinese Teas (中國十大名茶) is a list of the ten most notable Chinese Teas. Below is a list of ten popular teas of China. Tea Name English and Chinese, tea area province, and tea type:

西湖龍井 Dragon Well, Hangzhou Zhejiang; green tea
洞庭碧螺春 Dongting Green Spiral, Suzhou Jiangsu; green tea
安溪鐵觀音 Anxi Iron Goddess, Anxi Fujian;oolong tea
黃山毛峰 Yellow Mountain Tip, Huangshan Anhui; green tea
武夷岩茶 Wuyi Rock Tea (Red Robe), Wuyi Fujian; oolong tea
君山銀針 Jun Mountain Silver Needle, Yueyang Hunan; yellow tea
祁門紅茶 Keemun Black Tea, Qimen Anhui; black tea
六安瓜片 Liuan Leaf, Jinzhai Anhui; green tea
雲南普洱 Yunnan Puer, Puer(Simao) Yunnan; post-fermented tea Puer
白毫銀針 White Tip Silver Needle, Fuding Fujian; white tea


This was from the Agriculture Department of China in 1959: not popular now
*1.  West Lake Dragonwell 西湖龍井
*2.  Dongting Green Spiral  洞庭碧螺春
*3.  Yellow mountain Tip黃山毛峰
*4. Lu Mountain Yunwu  廬山雲霧
*5. Liuan Leaf  六安瓜片
*6. Jun Mountain Silver Needle君山銀針
*7. Xinyang Maojian 信陽毛尖
*8. Wuyi Rock Tea武夷岩茶
*9. Iron Goddess鐵觀音
*10. Keemun Black Tea祁門紅茶

steven r. jones (2010.8; revised 2012.2)

 (below from Lonely Planet)
The Top 10 list to have tea.
1. London
2. Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia/Central Asia
3. Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina
4. Yueyang (China)
5. Sahara Desert
6. Uji (Japan)
7. Inca Trail (Peru)
8. Boston (USA)
9. Darjeeling (India)
10. Hill Country (Sri Lanka)


I added:
11. Wuyi Mountain (China)
12. Ali Mountain (Taiwan)