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:
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 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.
The provinces in Southern China are Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hainan and Taiwan. This region is famous for its Black, Oolong and White teas. And, because of the climate tea can grow here for nearly 10 months!
The Southwest is known as the birthplace of tea. The provinces in Southwest China include Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan and a region of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Green, Black, Post-fermented and Compressed teas are produced here, including the well-known Pu-erh!
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