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Varieties[edit | edit source]
Generally, unblended black teas are named after the region in which they are produced. Often, different regions are known for producing teas with characteristic flavors.
|Tea||Hanzi||English||Origin||Source city||Source region||Source country||Description|
|Tanyang Gongfu||坦||Tanyang||Fujian Province||China||The king of the Fujian Artisan Red Teas. One of the three Famous Fujian Reds.|
|Zhenghe Gongfu||政||Zhenghe County||Fujian Province||One of the three Famous Fujian Reds, with a slight honey flavor.|
|Bailin Gongfu白琳功夫||白||Bailin||Fujian Province||One of the three Famous Fujian Reds.|
|Zhengshan xiaozhong (Lapsang souchong)||正||Mount Wuyi||FujianProvince||Dried over burning pine, thereby developing a strong smoky flavour.|
|Yin Junmei||银||Silver Steed Eyebrow||Mount Wuyi||Fujian Province||A higher grade version of Zhengshan xiaozhong (aka. Lapsang Souchong)|
|Jin Junmei||金||Golden Steed Eyebrow||Mount Wuyi||Fujian Province||One of the highest grade red teas in mainland China.|
|Keemun (Qimen Hong)||祁||Qimen||Anhui Province||China Famous Tea. The aroma of tea is fruity, with hints of pine, dried plum and floweriness.|
|Dian Hong||滇||Yunnan Province||Well known for dark malty teas and golden bud teas.|
|Ying De Hong||英||Guangdong Province||The tea has a cocoa-like aroma and a sweet aftertaste, one can find a peppery note.|
|Jiu Qu Hong Mei||九||"Nine Winding Red Plum"||Hu Fou district||Hangzhou||Zhejiang Province||This tea is characterised by tight fishhook-like leaves with a lustrous black color. The infusion is brightly reddish and has a long smooth aftertaste.|
|Sun Moon Lake||英||Sun Moon Lake||Nantou County||Taiwan||Honey rich tones, sweet osmanthus, cinnamon and peppermint.|
|Tibeti||藏||Ya'an||Sichuan Province||A unique tea that can also be called brick tea; it is well known as "Tibetan tea" for centuries.|
|Assam||Assam||India||Full bodied, strong and distinctively malty tea from the lowlands of Assam.It is the highest produced tea in the world|
|Darjeeling||West Bengal||Thin bodied, floral and fruity tea from Darjeeling with defining muscatel tones. Today often processed as a mixture of black, green and oolong elements, though still classed as black. Many consider it to be the best black tea in the world, because of its unique spice.|
|Nilgiri||Tamil Nadu||Intensely aromatic, strong, and fragrant tea from the Nilgiri Hills of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.|
|Ceylon||Sri Lanka||It is grown on numerous estates which vary in altitude and taste. High grown tea is honey golden liquor and light. These teas are perfectly rounded. Low grown teas are a burgundy brown liquor and stronger. Mid Grown teas are strong, rich and full-bodied. Commonely pure Ceylon tea blends are considered as the finest and the best black teas in the world because of its colour, aroma and taste.|
Miscellanea[edit | edit source]
- Kenyan from Africa, similar to Assam.
- Vietnamese from Vietnam, similar to some cheaper Yunnan teas, with a pleasant and sweet aroma but a more bodied and darker brew; unlike teas from Nepal or Darjeeling.
- Nepalese from uplands of Nepal. Somewhat similar to higher grades of Darjeeling.
- Turkish (Çay) from Rize Province on the eastern Black Sea] coast of Turkey, that is crystal clear and mahogany in colour. Prepared in a samovar or a çaydanlık, it can be served strong ("koyu" dark) or weak ("açık" light), in small glasses with or without sugar.
- Thai tea from Thailand
- Azerbaijani tea from Azerbaijan, Caucasus.
- Georgian tea from Caucasus in Georgia, Caucasus.
- Krasnodar tea from Caucasus in Russia
- Sumatra tea from Indonesia, similar to Java tea.
- Cameron tea from the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia;
- Guatemalan tea from Chirrepec, Coban, Alta Verapaz, a blend of Assam and China Type.
- Iranian Tea from the mountaineous Gilan and Mazandaran provinces, with a strong and peculiar aroma. Usually taken with quite a lot of sugar.
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