Sunday TeaRoom TeaDay 8/10/08 China's 10 Famous Teas


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Please see today's topic for a list of China's 10 Famous Teas. How many teas from this list have you tried?

10
4
9%
9
3
7%
8
1
2%
7
5
11%
6
4
9%
5
10
22%
4
8
17%
3
5
11%
2
2
4%
1
1
2%
None
3
7%
 
Total votes : 46

Sunday TeaRoom TeaDay 8/10/08 China's 10 Famous Teas

Postby Chip » Aug 10th, '08, 03:12

In yesterday's poll, 2 out of 3 TeaChatters indicated they liked Long Jing, many considered it in their personal top 10 list. Ironically, Long Jing is China's most famous tea, yet none of the votes declared Long Jing to be their favorite tea. You can still vote and discuss this topic.

Here is a list of a Chinese version of China's 10 most famous teas. Below is a link for this list as well that might provide a little more information.

CHINA'S 10 FAMOUS TEAS

Rank Chinese Tea Name, English Name Type
1 Long Jing, Dragonwell Green
2 Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun, Green Snail Spring Green
3 Huang Shan Mao Feng, Fur Peak Green
4 Tai Ping Hou Kui, Monkey King Green
5 Lu An Gua Pian, Melon Seed Green
6 Xin Yang Mao Jian, Fur Tip Green
7 Qi Men, Keemun Black
8 Yin Zhen, Silver Needle White
9 Wuyi Yan Cha, Wuyi Rock Tea Oolong
10 Tie Guan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong

And welcome everyone to TeaDay. Shall we brew and share what is in our cups today, all day?!?

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic is again a venture into China's 10 Famous Teas. This list is adjusted periodically in China. It is from their perspective. The list above is a current top 10 list. There is a link for reference. So, please share how many of these you have tried, how many do you like, and are any of them "famous" for you?

Please keep in mind, the number, whether high or low, is not an indication of your knowledge or tea skill. It is simply a curiosity, whimsical. A TeaRoom discussion.

I am looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone in our TeaRoom! Bottoms up...
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Postby Salsero » Aug 10th, '08, 03:17

What a wonderful way to celebrate my 100th consecutive TeaDay photo.

Wesli and I enjoyed a brew of Jin Fo together across roughly 3,000 miles of the North American continent thanks to the miracle of Live Chat in TeaChat. It was great. Andy was there when we started, AphrodiTEA stopped by and cheered us on, Ed stuck his face in the door and wrinkled up his nose when he saw it wasn’t green, Padre gave his friendly “Hey" with his inimitable Southern drawl, and others strolled by. My experience is recorded below. Wesli’s is recorded HERE.

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Course without the kind help of Olivierco and the patience and advice of so many TeaChatters, this 100th post would never have happened. Thank you all. What a great bunch of teabuddies.
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Postby chrl42 » Aug 10th, '08, 03:44

All of em. :o My favorite of em are Wuyi and Silver Needle.
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Postby olivierco » Aug 10th, '08, 03:59

I don't remember having #3 but sometimes names of chinese teas are different from one seller to another.

This morning Yunnan golden tips.
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Postby Proinsias » Aug 10th, '08, 07:22

10/10 wehee, I've not had and mao feng in a long time though.
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Postby rodstnmn » Aug 10th, '08, 07:28

Congratulations Salsero on your 100th consecutive photo. I have enjoyed and clicked around almost all of them. Thank you, thank you.

I have tried six of the ten famous teas. My favorite is Silver Needle.
My least favorite is TGY, which I just can't seem to like.

In my cup is Yunnan Golden from Teacuppa.
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Postby Sydney » Aug 10th, '08, 07:36

With variant spellings and fallible human memory in mind, I chose '6' knowing full well I could be mistaken in either direction quite easily.
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Postby brandon » Aug 10th, '08, 07:41

Good poll, Chip. I have had 7 of these teas.

Still to go:
4 Tai Ping Hou Kui, Monkey King Green
5 Lu An Gua Pian, Melon Seed Green
6 Xin Yang Mao Jian, Fur Tip Green

Drinking Den's houji-kukicha for the first time.
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Postby olivierco » Aug 10th, '08, 07:41

Bancha with my lunch.

Kirameki shincha in a few minutes.
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Postby Proinsias » Aug 10th, '08, 07:57

Matcha at the moment, almost forgot I've got matcha that needs to be drank up and my friend dropped in some sencha he is convinced needs drinking fast as it going off fast.

Looks like a japanese green week.
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Postby henley » Aug 10th, '08, 08:19

Congrats on the photos, Sal! We've all enjoyed them.

Of the teas listed, I've only tried 4; Dragonwell, Silver Needle, Wuyi & TGY. Wuyi is by far my favorite on this list. Keemun is on my "Teas to Try" list for the next time I place a tea order (which is going to be a while...). In no hurry to try the others listed.

Golden Monkey w/bfast this morning. Busy day ahead. Have a good one! :D
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Postby Riene » Aug 10th, '08, 08:20


4 of the above, for me. I think I like greens ice-brewed better than hot.

Haven't had my morning tea yet...will post later.
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Postby augie » Aug 10th, '08, 08:27

henley wrote:Congrats on the photos, Sal! We've all enjoyed them.

Of the teas listed, I've only tried 4; Dragonwell, Silver Needle, Wuyi & TGY. Wuyi is by far my favorite on this list. Keemun is on my "Teas to Try" list for the next time I place a tea order (which is going to be a while...).


Ditto on both accounts for me. Wuyi or TGY (both #1), Silver needle, and Dragonwell. Keemun will be on my next order. I guess I'm not very "experienced" as some might be on this forum.

Off to a family reunion.
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Postby RussianSoul » Aug 10th, '08, 08:38

I had 7 out of 10 with Tai Ping Hou Kui being my favorite.

The 3 left to try are:
- Huang Shan Mao Feng, Fur Peak Green
- Lu An Gua Pian, Melon Seed Green
- Xin Yang Mao Jian, Fur Tip Green.

Which reminds me that I was planning to order from TeaSpring and haven't placed it yet.
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Postby omegapd » Aug 10th, '08, 08:52

I've got half the list down and since I don't see myself trying the ones I hadn't already, I guess that's where it's going to stay.

Gonna start the day with some Old Nugget Pu.

Thank you, Tom, for 100 days of pictures. I don't think I missed a single one.

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