Chinese Tea (中国茶)
Heritage Strings & Arts Chinese Tea

Background

There are 7 different classes of Chinese Tea, and they are differentiated by their processing methods into

  • Green Tea (绿茶)
  • White Tea (白茶)
  • Yellow Tea (黄茶)
  • Oolong Tea (青、乌龙茶)
  • Red/“Black” Tea (红茶)
  • Dark/Brick Tea (黑茶)
  • Pu-er (普洱茶)

At Heritage Strings & Arts, we sell a selection of tea from each of the classifications above. As tea is seasonal, the availability of our tea depends on both its demand and season that we are in. We have also taken the extra step to only purchase our teas from tea plantations that are recognised and approved as core production areas by the government of China.

HSA’s Green Tea

Origin: Lincang, Baoshan, Simao, Dehong and other prefectures in Yunnan Province (云南省临沧、保山、思茅、德宏)

Special Characteristics

Apart from its famous sweet after-taste, the Yunnan dianlue is also known for its cooling effects on the body especially during summer.

Green tea is also known to have the highest amount of antioxidant amongst all the different classes of tea.

HSA‘s White Tea

Origin: Panxi Mountain of Fuding, Ningde City, Fujian Province. (磻溪山福建省宁德市福鼎市)

The main varieties are divided into: 白毫银针 (white hair silver needle)、白牡丹 (white peony)、贡眉 (Gongmei)、寿眉(Shoumei).

In June 2004, the former State Administration of Quality Supervision department in China officially approved “Fuding White Tea” as a geographical protection product.

Special Characteristics

Among the different types of tea, white tea contains one of the lowest free radicals, while having a high amount of antioxidant and amino acid. Fuding white tea is known to have a cooling effect when consumed and is able to help prevent skin, throat and lung infections.

HSA’s Yellow Tea

Origin: Huoshan County, Anhui Province (安徽省霍山县)

Huoshan Yellow Tea is divided into 4 grades

  • Special Grade One
  • Special Grade Two
  • Grade One
  • Grade Two

Special Characteristics

When prepared properly, the fragrance of our yellow tea is long-lasting with a rich and mellow taste, that at times has a hint of roasted corn.

HSA’s Oolong Tea

Origin: Northern Fujian, Southern Fujian, Guangdong and Taiwan (福建的闽北、闽南及广东、台湾)

There are many types of Oolong tea and we generally focus on the following types of Oolong tea

  • Rock tea / Dahongpao (岩茶、大红袍)
  • Baiyaqilan (白芽奇兰)

We might carry other types of Oolong tea from time to time but it will depend on the season and availability of the supply.

Special Characteristics

Being one of the most popular type of tea in Asia, the Oolong tea is famous for complexity in fragrance and taste. The tea is also known for its ability to break down fats and is often used as a fat-loss supplement.

HSA’s Red Tea

Origin: Mount Wuyi, Fujian Province (福建武夷山) and Qimen, Anhui Province (中国安徽省祁门县)

The Chinese Red tea is actually named as “Black tea” by the British Royal family, therefore when you see printed labels of “Black Tea” sold by western tea companies, do take note that these are of a similar class to the Chinese Red tea.

We currently carry the following Chinese Red tea

  • Zhengshan Xiaozhong Jinjunmei (正山小种,金骏眉)
  • Qimen “Black” tea (祁门红茶)

Special Characteristics

Chinese Red tea is known its robust flavour and its ability to aid digestion while lowering blood sugar, blood pressure and body fat.

HSA’s Dark/Brick Tea

Origins: Wuzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (广西壮族自治区梧州市) and Anhua County, Yiyang City, Hunan Province (湖南省益阳市安化县)

The 2 types of Dark tea that we are selling

  • 6 Castles Dark tea (六堡黑茶)
  • Anhua Dark tea (安化黑茶)

Special Characteristics

Dark tea lovers have found out that in addition to the various amino acids, vitamins and trace elements necessary for the human body, Dark tea contains higher lipolytic enzymes than other teas. Therefore, Dark tea has the effect of reducing human body fat compounds, cholesterol, and triglycerides. Long-term drinking can invigorate the stomach, nourish the mind, and reduce our bodyfat content.

HSA’s Pu-Er Tea

Origin: Pu-Er, Xishuangbanna and Lincang in Yunnan Province (云南省的西双版纳、临沧、普洱)

We are selling the Pu-Er loose tea leaves called Pu-Er Shaiqing (普洱晒青)

Special Characteristics

Pu’er tea has many functions such as lowering blood fat, losing weight, suppressing bacteria and helping digestion, warming the stomach, promoting body fluid, quenching thirst, sobering up and detoxifying. It can clear the stomach and promote fluid, eliminate food and resolve phlegm, relieve alcohol and toxins, diuresis and dispel cold, relieve cough and resolve phlegm, and lower blood lipids and cholesterol.

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