View Full Version : help identifying chinese teas

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



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.

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

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

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.

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.