China Green Tea

Photo by Mary Lou Heiss © Tea Trekker, all rights reserved

Sept 12, 2020 Update:
Except for a few laggards and later-harvest teas, most of the 2020 Chinese tea has arrived.

It has been taking more time than any other year that we have experienced (in decades of importing tea from China) to ship tea here this year.

The tea this year is very good, so it continues to be worth the wait. rjh

China’s artisan green teas are famous for their finesse, elegance, clean fresh flavors and artistically-shaped leaves. The finest of these teas are plucked and manufactured by experienced workers whose nimble fingers shape the tea with a series of learned hand motions both while the tea is exposed to gentle heat and while the tea is off the heat. Chinese tea workers possess hand skills practiced nowhere else on earth; and in the manufacture of green tea the appropriate handwork is paramount to the success of the batch.

China produces more distinctive varieties of green tea than any other Asian country – in fact, there are believed to be hundreds of distinctions in green tea produced across the vast expanse of China.

Many of Tea Trekker’s green teas – Huang Shan Mao Feng, Longjing, and Lu’An Gua Pian, for instance – are classified as being among China’s ‘Ten Famous Teas’ – teas that were once produced exclusively for the enjoyment of the emperor.

What a marvelous experience we have had visiting many of these traditional tea factories in China and sourcing fresh and delicious teas for our tea enthusiast customers.

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