List of Chinese teas

This is a list of Chinese teas. Chinese tea is a beverage made from the leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis) and – depending on the type of tea – typically 60–100 °C hot water. Tea leaves are processed using traditional Chinese methods. Chinese tea is drunk throughout the day, including during meals, as a substitute for plain water, for health, or for simple pleasure.

Green tea cultivation in China

Chinese teas

Chun Mee is a popular green tea
Jin Fo tea is a relatively new Wuyi oolong tea


Name Image
Black tea (紅茶)
Green tea (綠茶)
Oolong (also known as Wulong)
White tea (白茶)
Yellow tea (黃茶)
Fermented / Dark tea (黑茶)
Scented tea
Herbal / Medicinal tea (tisane)

Growing areas

  • Cloud tea
  • Wuyi tea ("Bohea")


Name Image
Flowering tea (香片, 工艺茶, or 开花茶)
Ground tea (Lei cha) (擂茶)
Gunpowder tea (珠茶)
Jasmine tea (茉莉花茶 or 香片)
Kombucha (昆布茶)


Tea varieties

  • 24 flavors herbal
  • Anji bai cha green
  • Baihao Yinzhen white
  • Bai Jiguan oolong
  • Bai Mudan white
  • Baimao Hou green
  • Ban Tian Yao oolong
  • Biluochun green
  • Bu Zhi Chun oolong
  • Chun Mee green
  • "Congou" black
  • Da Fang green
  • Da Hong Pao oolong
  • Dianhong black
  • Fo Shou oolong
  • Golden Monkey tea black
  • Huang Guanyin oolong
  • Huang Meigui oolong
  • Huangshan Maofeng green
  • Huoshan Huangya yellow
  • Jin Fo oolong
  • Jin Jun Mei black
  • Jin Suo Chi oolong
  • Junshan Yinzhen yellow
  • Keemun black
  • Lapsang souchong black
  • Longjing tea green
  • Lu'an Melon Seed tea green
  • Mengding Ganlu green
  • Panda dung tea
  • Pouchong green/oolong
  • Pu'er fermented
  • Qilan oolong
  • Rougui oolong
  • Ruan Zhi oolong
  • Shou Mei white
  • Shui Hsien oolong
  • Shui Jin Gui oolong
  • Taiping houkui green
  • Tieluohan oolong
  • Tieguanyin oolong
  • Wong Lo Kat herbal
  • Yingdehong black
  • Zhuyeqing green

Types of Pu'er

  • Sticky rice pu'er, infused with leaves of Semnostachya menglaensis native to Mengla.
  • Banzhang
  • Jingmai
  • Bamboo roasted pu'er
  • Bulang

Ten Famous Teas

Several types of tea have been listed as one of the "Ten Famous Chinese Teas" or "China Famous Teas" (simplified Chinese: 中国十大名茶; traditional Chinese: 中國十大名茶; pinyin: Zhōngguó shí dàmíng chá).

While no authoritative lists exists per se, teas commonly considered one of the ten include:[2][3]

Name Image
West Lake Longjing tea (Dragon Well Tea) (西湖龍井茶)
Dongting Biluochun (Snail Spring Tea) (洞庭碧螺春)
Huangshan Maofeng (Yellow Mountain Fur Peak) (黄山毛峰)
Junshan Yinzhen (Silver Needle Tea) (君山銀針)
Qimen Red Tea (祁門紅茶)
Lu'an Melon Seed Tea or Luan Leaf (六安瓜片)
Xinyang Maojian tea (信阳毛尖)
Duyun Maojian (都匀毛尖)
Wuyi Tea, also known as Bohea (武夷岩茶), including Da Hong Pao
Anxi County Iron Goddess of Mercy (安溪鐵觀音)
Peaceful Monkey Leader (太平猴魁)
Lushan Cloud tea (庐山雲雾)

See also


  1. "Shou Mei White Tea Cake". Vicony Teas Company. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  2. Lu, Qianyi (22 March 2013). "中国十大名茶" (in Chinese). Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  3. Pan, Jian; Xu, Ping (2016). 第一次品茶就上手 (Mastering Tea on Your First Taste) (in Chinese). Beijing: Lüyou Jiaoyu Chubanshe. p. 15. ISBN 9787563734054. Retrieved 5 April 2020. 1959年全国'十大名茶'评比会选出的中国十大名茶(西湖龙井、洞庭碧螺春、黄山毛峰、庐山云雾、六安瓜片、君山银针、信阳毛尖、武夷岩茶、安溪铁观音、祁门红茶)中,有六款[...]为绿茶。 [Of the ten teas selected by the 1959 All-China 'Ten Great Tea' Appraisal Committee (West Lake Longjing, Dongting Biluochun, Huangshan Maofeng, Lushan Yunwu, Lu'an melon seed, Junshan Yinzhen, Wuyi Yancha, Anxi Tieguanyin, Keemun), six [...] were green teas.]
  • Tea at the Wikibooks Cookbook subproject
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