Four Categories Of China Green Tea

Update:12 Aug 2022

  Green tea is the tea with the largest sales volume in China. It is loved by consumers because of its antibacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-radiation, and other effects, and its unique quality of "green leaf green soup, fragrant and delicious". According to the different methods of fixing and drying, China green tea can be divided into steamed green tea, fried green tea, baked green tea, and sun-dried green tea.

  steamed green tea

  Steamed green tea: steamed green tea, its basic processing steps are storage-green steaming-dehydration-coarse kneading-kneading-middle kneading-fine kneading-drying. To passivate the activity of enzymes in fresh leaves, to ensure the fresh quality of tea leaves, forming the "three green" quality characteristics of dry tea color dark green, tea soup light green, and tea bottom green, often manifested as a light fragrance with seaweed fragrance. Steamed green tea is mainly produced in Zhejiang, Hubei, Jiangsu, and other places, and the typical representative tea is Enshi Yulu tea. 

  Fried green tea

  Stir-fried green tea: Drying is mainly frying, which can be divided into hand-made (wok-frying) and mechanical production (roller). According to the shape of the finished tea, it can be divided into long fried green, round fried green, flat fried green, etc; the soup color and the bottom of the leaves are bright yellow and green; the round fried green mainly includes bead tea, Yongxi fire green, and Quangang Huibai. After the bead hair tea is refined, the authentic product is called bead tea, and the strip is called rain tea. The shape of the round fried green is fine and round, the color is dark green and oily; the soup color is bright yellow and green; the fragrance is high and lasting; the taste is strong; the bottom of the leaf is yellow and green; The characteristics of taste alcohol. Stir-fried green tea is the green tea with the largest output in my country. The production areas are mainly distributed in Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guizhou, Sichuan, and other places. The typical representative famous teas are Longjing tea and Xinyang Maojian tea. 

  Baked green tea

  Baked green tea: Drying is mainly used for drying. According to the age of the raw materials, it is divided into two types: ordinary roasted green tea and special roasted green tea. Ordinary roasted green tea is called "tea blank" after being refined, which is the raw material for scented tea. The special roasted green tea is mainly Maofeng tea with delicate raw materials, such as "Huangshan Maofeng" and "Shucheng Little Orchid". Compared with roasted green tea, roasted green tea is looser and pekoe revealed, with an emerald green color, fragrant fragrance, and fresh taste. 04

  sun green tea

  Sun-green green tea: The fresh leaves are made from greening, rolling, and drying in the sun. Sun-green hair tea is thick and strong, showing white kohlrabi, with "sun-tanned air", strong taste (very astringent), resistant to brewing, bright yellow-green soup color, and fat bottom; the typical representative tea is Yunnan green tea, sun-dried green tea In addition to drinking in the form of loose tea, it is mainly used to process pressed tea, such as Pu'er tea (raw tea), Tuocha, and brick tea.