production: 480,211 MT
Export of Chinese
More than 3000 years ago
Chinese started exporting tea and established trade
relationships with over 30 countries in the middle east,
South East Asia, West and East Europe. China was the
biggest Tea Exporting country during the end of the last
During the last fifty
years share of China in the world export market and its
domestic consumption grew sharply.
Tea plant is distributed
in wide are in the China ranging from north latitude
18-37¦, east longitude 94-122¦ and the vertical
distribution ranging from 100 m above sea level to an
elevation of 2,600 m. The tea area in China is divided
into four areas :
The southern areas, the
south-west tea areas, The outh of Chang Jiang tea area and
the north of changjiang tea area. The four major
tea-producing provinces i.e. Zhejiang, Hunan, Sichuan and
Anhui together account for 60% of the national output.
1. Green Tea
Green Tea Occupies the
most important position in Chinese Tea Industry. China
itself accounts for 90% of the world Green Market.
Types of green tea
Dong Bai: Note for its flowery bouquet, its
smooth long lasting and its clear liquor.
Ching: This is famous for its stimulating
quality and helps keep the mind clear. Its exquisite
flavor and delicate aroma are perfect any time of the
Chun: Ideal for grand occasions.
Dragon: This tea owes its name to the silver
down covering its leaves, whose shape suggests the
silhouette of a dragon. It produces a light, limpid
liquor of intense aroma and sweet taste and ideal for
2. Black Tea
Black tea is
the most popular tea in the world. In china black tea is
almost 31.5% of its total tea production.
Its has a light flowery, sweet flavor with an orchid
Souchong: It has a distinct smoky flavor
produced by withering of leaves over open fires of pine.
This tea from the southern part of the country have
similarities with the Assam Tea.
produced only in China. With a special and duplicated
production method, this tea is a semi-fermented tea with
a special flowery aroma. China exports oolong tea to
Japan here it is very popular.
fermented tea, primarily made in Fujian province with a
small yield. This is call White Tea as the tea is made
from fresh leaves selected with many white hairs.
characteristic of the tea is that the dry tea and tea
infusion are both in yellow color. The yield of this tea
is very low.