types of green tea?

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types of green tea?

Postby greenteaforyou » Aug 18th, '13, 16:52

I was wondering if there is a detailed list and description anywhere that provides all the types of green tea based on region , harvest, and processing style?

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Re: types of green tea?

Postby bagua7 » Aug 18th, '13, 18:25

Have you checked the Wikipedia?

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Re: types of green tea?

Postby chrl42 » Aug 19th, '13, 01:38

There are mainly steamed green (Japanese) and fried green (China and Korea). Steamed green is one of the earliest way of making, starting from Tang/Song dynasty...custom of drinking tea went to Japan during that time..so they have maintained the old way ever since. Frying green is developed since Ming dynasty..founder of Ming thought old way of making tea is too delicate and takes time..so he wanted to reinnovate.

Chinese tea basically has 2 types - Chao Qing (fry-green) and Hong Qing (bake or roast-green)

Chao Qing green is done in wok...Long Jing of Zhejiang province, Bi Luo Chun of Jiangsu, Xin Yang Mao Jian of Henan, Zhu Ye Qing and Meng Ding Gan Lu of Sichuan etc belong to that.

Hong Qing green is first done in wok then baked by fire again...Huang Shan Mao Feng, Tai Ping Hou Kui, Liu An Gua Pian of Anhui province etc


Japanese green is steamed green..from Sencha, Gokyuro to Matcha. And there is much more to these of course...

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