Black tea is a type of tea that is more oxidized than oolong, green and white teas. All four types are made from leaves of the shrub (or small tree) Camellia sinensis. Black tea is generally stronger in flavor than the less oxidized teas. Two principal varieties of the species are used – the small-leaved Chinese variety plant, used for most other types of teas, and the large-leaved Assamese plant, which was traditionally mainly used for black tea, although in recent years some green and white have been produced.
Fu Jian Province
Min Hong Gongfu tea/ Fujian Reds is general terms of Zhenghe Gongfu tea, Tan Yang Gongfu tea and Bai Lin Gongfu tea, specialty in Fujian.
Quality characteristics of Min hong Gongfu tea:
Color: black bloom
Soup color: red brilliant
Aroma: fragrance lasting
Taste: mellow and thick
Infused leaves: red bright
Zhengshan xiaozhong (Lapsang souchong);
Tanyang Gongfu,The king of the Fujian Artisan Red Teas. One of the three Famous Fujian Reds.
Zhenghe Gongfu,One of the three Famous Fujian Reds, with a slight honey flavor.
Bailin Gongfu,One of the three Famous Fujian Reds.
Jin Jun mei/Golden Steed Eyebrow,One of the highest grade red teas in mainland China.
Yin Jun mei/Silver Steed Eyebrow,A higher grade version of Zhengshan xiaozhong (aka. Lapsang Souchong)
Tie Guan Yin Black Tea/ GuanYin Hong
An Hui Province
Keemun black tea is produced in Keemun county, Anhui province. The production of black tea in Keemun started from 1875. Keemun black tea win the praise of “one of the best three high aroma teas in the world” and “the queen of fragrance”.
known as the "Burgundy of Tea" due to its superb bouquet. It is mellower than the black teas of Assam and Ceylon, and has a lower caffeine content. It has an orchid-like aroma and naturally sweet, fruity palate.Finer breakfast blends often feature Keemun as a main ingredient due to its depth, pleasing rose like aroma, and excellent acceptance of both milk and sugar.
Yun Nan Province
Dian hong is a Chinese black tea which is used as a relatively high end gourmet black tea and is sometimes used in various tea blends. The main difference between Dian hong and other Chinese black teas is the amount of fine leaf buds, or "golden tips," present in the dried tea. Finer Dian hong teas produces a brew that is brassy golden orange in colour with a sweet, gentle aroma and no astringency. Cheaper varieties of Dian hong produce a darker brownish brew that can be very bitter.