Best Chinese Green Tea for Newbies on New Year

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Best Chinese Green Tea for Newbies on New Year

Postby forkyfork » Feb 6th, '08, 14:07

A bunch of people at work are getting together to celebrate chinese new year, and I'd like to brew and serve a chinese tea.

I don't necessarily want to get into the ceremonial aspects of it. I really just want to have some tea to serve.

What would you recommend as a good starter chinese tea? I'd prefer to stick with something simple, unless their is a reason to serve something flavored. Something that's easy to brew and isn't too out of the ordinary.

I was thinking of Chun Mee. But.. I don't really know much when it comes to serving people teas. I just know what I like.

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Postby Chip » Feb 6th, '08, 15:01

The most popular tea on the planet last time I heard was Long Jing, aka Lung Ching or Dragon Well. It is the most popular tea in China. I can not think of a better or more appropriate choice.

For ease of brewing, a Chinese black would be another good choice.

Heck, anything Chinese.

The Chinese generally do not flavor their teas, so, keep it pure unless it is an authentic scented tea.

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Postby augie » Feb 6th, '08, 20:56

Chip wrote:The most popular tea on the planet last time I heard was Long Jing, aka Lung Ching or Dragon Well. It is the most popular tea in China. I can not think of a better or more appropriate choice.
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I would agree with dragonwell. . . that is what I give "Lipton Drinkers" in my family as gifts. I also got my kid's teacher hooked on adagio giving Dragon Well as a gift.

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Postby Wesli » Feb 7th, '08, 01:37

My vote is for Long Jing.

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