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There are several opinions of the best Chinese teas, or the title China's Famous Teas (中国名茶) or Ten Great Chinese Teas (中国十大名茶), depending on current trends in Chinese tea, as well as the region and tastes of the person.

Compilation of top ten list Edit

Different sources cite different teas, but the following table compiles ten different such lists and ranks the teas upon recurrence.[1]

Translated English name Chinese Pronunciation Place of origin Type Occurrences
1 West Lake Dragon Well 西湖龙井 Xī Hú Lóng Jǐng Hangzhou, Zhejiang Green tea 10
2 Lake Tai/Dongting Green Snail Spring 洞庭碧螺春 Dòng Tíng Bì Luó Chūn Suzhou, Jiangsu Green tea 10
3 Yellow Mountain Fur Peak 黄山毛峰 Huáng shān Máo Fēng Huang Shan, Anhui Green tea 10
4 Mount Jun Silver Needle 君山银针 Jūn shān Yín Zhēn Yueyang, Hunan Yellow tea 10
5 Qimen Red 祁门红茶 Qí Mén Hóng Chá Qimen, Anhui Black tea 10
6 Wuyi Mountains Big Red Robe 武夷大紅袍 Wǔ Yí Dà Hóng Páo Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Oolong tea 10
7 Liuan Melon Seed 六安瓜片 Liù ān Guā Piàn Lu'an, Anhui Green tea 10
8 Anxi Iron Goddess 安溪铁观音 Ān xī Tiě Guān Yīn Anxi, Fujian Oolong tea 10
9 Taiping Houkui 太平猴魁 Tài Píng Hóu Kuí Huang Shan, Anhui Green tea 10
10 Xinyang Fur Tip 信阳毛尖 Xìn yáng Máo Jiān Xinyang, Henan Green tea 9

Compilation of twenty lists Edit

The following table compiles twenty different such lists and ranks the teas upon recurrence.[2]

Translated English name Chinese Pronunciation Place of origin Type Occurrences
1 West Lake Dragon Well 西湖龙井 Xī Hú Lóng Jǐng Hangzhou, Zhejiang Green tea 20
2 Lake Tai/Dongting Green Snail Spring 洞庭碧螺春 Dòng Tíng Bì Luó Chūn Suzhou, Jiangsu Green tea 20
3 Anxi Iron Goddess 安溪铁观音 Ān xī Tiě Guān Yīn Anxi, Fujian Oolong tea 18
4 Huangshan/Yellow Mountain Fur Peak 黄山毛峰 Huáng shān Máo Fēng Huang Shan, Anhui Green tea 17
5 Mount Jun Silver Needle 君山银针 Jūn shān Yín Zhēn Yueyang, Hunan Yellow tea 14
6 Qimen Red 祁门红茶 Qí Mén Hóng Chá Qimen, Anhui Black tea 12
7 Wuyi Big Red Robe 武夷大紅袍 Wǔ Yí Dà Hóng Páo Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Oolong tea 11
8 Liuan Melon Seed 六安瓜片 Liù ān Guā Piàn Lu'an, Anhui Green tea 11
9 White Fur Silver Needle 白毫银针 Bái Háo Yín Zhēn Fuding, Fujian White tea 10
10 Yunnan Pu-erh 云南普洱 Yúnnán Pǔ'ěr Chá Simao, Yunnan Post-fermented tea 10

ReferencesEdit

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External sites Edit

Top Ten Chinese Teas Information Retrieved 15 June 2012

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