What kind of chinese green teas do you usually enjoy?
Hi everybody, this is my first time using this. Just wanted to check what kind of chinese green teas do you usually like and why? I love jasmine dragon pearls for its subtle sweetness, lingering fragrance. I love the dragon well green tea aka long jing for its nutty aroma and sweet lingering taste and its health benefits… Feel free to share your thoughts..
I’ll have to try long jing. I’ve drank Wulu Jade Green from World Market which is a bit nutty and I’m look for more good green teas. I also enjoy Matcha when the occation arises.
The Chinese greens I usually prefer are those that are lighter, complex, and/or have floral notes. Some of my favorites are jasmines, but for regular Chinese greens I like Rishi’s Ancient Emerald Lily and Octavia’s White Monkey for their floral and chestnut notes, Harney and Sons Snow Dragon for it’s light crispness that takes me back home to an early spring morning, Adagio’s Snowbud for it’s light complexity (it tastes like a white and green tea mixed together), and Verdant’s Sun Dried Jing Shan for it’s lightness and complexity.
i’m a big fan of the jasmine pearls, teavivre has a great one
It is just amazing to note that there are so much green tea selection out there. Matcha is yummy, i had a latte just yesterday at a Japanese shop. The chinese green teas tends to be lighter generally. My wife loves the bi luo chun green tea, but it get a little pricey due to its demand. The smell of jasmine with the green tea is just intoxicating, but it differs from different shops. I think it is high time for me to explore more green teas the next trip I visit China. Thanks once again everybody for your replies.
Green tea is the most popular tea in Asia, also a very healthy tea that can make people drink every day. Except those green teas as mentioned in the topic, Tai Ping Hou Kui, Liu An Guan Pian, Huang Shan Mao Feng, Mao Jian, etc. are all good choice for those who have a preference towards green teas.
Tips: green tea is also the best drink for Summer. Because green tea is rich in vitamins, amino acids and minerals, so not only does it have a great refreshing affect in hot weather, it also keeps your body healthy in this season when you’re likely to be more active.
My favorite Chinese green tea has to be Dragon Well hands down. However, not all Dragon Well green tea are created equally- only go for the higher grades, as there is a difference in taste and quality.
I adore gun powder green. It’s mellow yet gives me a kick of energy and well-being. Plus I also like looking at the tea going from rolled up little balls to an unravelling mess in warm water.
Dragonwell (Longjing) & Green Spring Spires (Bilochun) are probably the best known of all Chinese green teas and should have a place in every green tea lover’s home.
Don’t sleep on the Anhui green teas as mentioned by Teavivre though- Liuan Guapian, Taiping Houkui and Huangshan Maofeng may be less well-known abroad but they are simply divine. My personal favorites.
I also love dragonwell, especially the original Shi Feng Long Jing. Imperial grade bi luo chun is simply heavenly. Meng Ding Gan Lu (Sweet Dew) is another one of my favorites. For a cheaper everyday tea, I like a handpicked, traditionally processed mei (eyebrow) tea, such as Seven Cups Yin Gou Mei (Silver fish hook eyebrow).
Before Teavivre opened my eyes I thought all greens were the same and they all tasted like Tazo green tips. Now, knowing better I like bi lou chun, chun mei. I have come to love dragon well, and my personal favorite jasmine dragon pearls. I can’t wait to try some of the others mentioned here.