China’s artisan green teas are famous for their finesse, elegance, clean fresh flavors and artistically-shaped leaves. The finest of these teas are plucked and manufactured by experienced workers whose nimble fingers shape the tea with a series of learned hand motions both while the tea is exposed to gentle heat and while the tea is off the heat. Chinese tea workers possess hand skills practiced nowhere else on earth; and in the manufacture of green tea the appropriate handwork is paramount to the success of the batch.
China produces more distinctive varieties of green tea than any other Asian country – in fact, there are believed to be hundreds of distinctions in green tea produced across the vast expanse of China.
Many of Tea Trekker’s green teas – Huang Shan Mao Feng, Longjing, and Lu’An Gua Pian, for instance – are classified as being among China’s ‘Ten Famous Teas’ – teas that were once produced exclusively for the enjoyment of the emperor.
What a marvelous experience we have had visiting traditional and modern tea factories in China, sourcing fresh, delicious teas for our tea enthusiast customers.