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Where does tea grow in India?

India is home to the largest tea producing regions in the world. Of the many tea-growing regions of India, the three most celebrated are Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri. Assam Assam is located in northeast India. It is the largest tea-growing …

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Tea Growing Regions in China

Tea Growing Regions in China

China is well-known to be one of the largest tea producers in the world. China’s large geographic area has many different regions, which grow a variety of teas. There are four primary tea growing regions:

Jiangbei

This is a large region north of the Yangtze River. The provinces within this area are Anhui, Gansu, Henan, northern Jiangsu, Shaanxi and Shandong. Jiangbei is primarily known for producing Green tea and several other premium teas. Many of the premium teas are produced in the Henan province of Xinyang Maojian and the Anhui province of Lu’an Guapian.

Jiangnan

Jiangnan has the greatest production of tea. Its output comprises of two-thirds of China’s total annual production. It is also along the Yangtze River, although it is found in the southern, lower areas of the river. The provinces along this southern area are Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and the southern areas of both Anhui and Jiangsu. Jiangnan experiences all four seasons, with plentiful rainfall in Spring and Summer and a dryer Autumn. Many different teas are produced here including Green, Black, Oolong and different scented teas.

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Homemade Green Tea Latte

  Green tea lattes have a soothing blend of traditional green tea and the creamy taste of warm milk and honey. They’re easy to make and wonderful to enjoy! How to make a green tea latte (one serving): You will …

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What is Lu An Gua Pian?

Lu An Gua Pian, is the Chinese name for Emerald Petals Green Tea. Lu An is the region in the Dabie Mountains of the Western Anhui province of China, where the leaves are grown. Gua Pian refers to the term …

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The History of the Teabag

The history of the (psssst… teabag) Did you know? You’d never guess that the creation of teabags was actually a mistake! In 1908, Thomas Sullivan, a tea importer, decided that in order to cut costs, he would send loose tea …

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Brewing Tea with a Gaiwan

“Gaiwan” refers to a popular type of covered teacup, which has been used in China since the Ming Dynasty, during the mid-1300s. Gaiwans are elegant and simple, often made from porcelain, and consist of a saucer, bowl and lid. Since gainwans are …

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Mao Jian Green Tea

Mao Jian is a popular type of green tea that is from the southeast interior Anhui Province of China. It is grown near Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, an area rich in its variety of green teas. The best Mao Jian …

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Introducing the Bi Luo Chun

Bi Luo Chun is a type of green tea that comes from the mountains of Dongting in the Suzhou province of China. Bi Luo Chun, also known as Pi Lo Chun, is grown amongst apricot, pear, plum and peach trees …

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A Journey into Oolong Tea

Oolong is a full-bodied tea that is derived from China and Taiwan and is well-known for its many health benefits. The tea is made from large leaves, which are picked, allowed to wither and then dried before the semi-fermentation process …

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Pu-erh Tea Cake…A True Delicacy!

Pu-erh tea is a delicacy from the Yunnan province in China, which is said to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream and effectively rid the body of toxins helping to aid indigestion. Another variation of Pu-erh tea is the …

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