Many of the teas come from different growing regions in China, known as the birth place of tea, but other famous tea-growing regions including Japan, India, and Sri Lanka are also represented. The traditions and production methods in each region, as well as the weather, soil, and geography all play a role in creating so many unique styles of tea, all from one plant, Camellia Sinensis.
These teas represent a variety of some of the most distinctive flavor profiles Once you've tried each tea, we've included teas that we think are fun to try for a comparison tasting.
Comparison: Sencha, Bi Lo Chun
Comparison: Formosa Oolong, Wuyi Oolong
Comparison: Bamboo Temple, Golden Monkey, Black Dragon
Comparison: Silver Tips, Golden Tips
Comparison: Russian Caravan, Keemun
Comparison: Bamboo Temple, Keemun, Black Dragon
Comparison: Sencha, Bancha, Gyokuro
Orange Pekoe (Lovers Leap)
Comparison: Kenilworth OP
Originally published: August 14, 2018.