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dreamsignals
08-05-2011, 11:19 AM
can anybody identify these teas based on the pictures? thanks!

1) looks and tastes like green tea
5) small yellow flowers
8) long green leaves, very sweet

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nPSSMJINZ1c/TjwLkHxODAI/AAAAAAAADHA/GJMlX11w59U/s800/IMAG0077.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dxiT0n07Y_E/TjwLkOq7ZvI/AAAAAAAADG8/vKwFxKIXm6E/s800/IMAG0081.jpg

echerub
08-05-2011, 10:14 PM
The upper left one, #8, looks kinda like longjing but according to the characters it isn't. Wish I could read the labels, but I'm not at that point yet! The other two don't look like anything I've got in my tea stash, so I'm no help there.

dreamsignals
08-08-2011, 11:43 AM
thanks len,

indeed the #8 tea is a darker green than the longjing pics i found on google.

dehory
08-15-2011, 02:41 PM
Not sure how much help this is, but I tried doing some detective work...

1 - 甘片 - There's heung pian/jasmine (香片) and gua pian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu'an_Melon_Seed_Tea) (瓜片) but I haven't seen 甘片 before.
5 - 甜茶 (lit. "sweet tea") - Almost certainly this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_sweet_tea).
8 - 黃仙 (yellow angel/fairy) - There's huang shan (http://www.teaspring.com/Huang-Shan-Mao-Feng.asp) (黃山 - a famous region (http://www.tenren.com/yelmounmaofg.html)) and shui shin/narcissus (http://www.goldenteahouse.com/Shui-Xian.htm) (水仙) but I haven't seen 黃仙 before either.

dreamsignals
08-15-2011, 05:07 PM
thanks dehory! #8 is the one i'm wanting to buy the most, so this helps a lot. i guess i'll just have to try them out.