China was one of the first countries to grow and process tea in the world. Chinese tea can be divided into black tea, green tea, scented tea, Oolong tea, white tea and tea lumps.
- Green Tea
- Black Tea
- Oolong Tea
- White Tea
- Scented Tea
Scented tea (also called Flower Tea) is a variety unique to China, having the smells of flowers. When put in boiled water, the dried flowers spread as fresh as they were just picked up. Sweet osmanthus, jasmine, rose, orchid and plum flowers can all be used.
- Leicha and Oil Tea
Leicha has a history of more than 1,600 years. It can stimulate body energy and is believed to be good for the liver and stomach.
Oil tea, popular among the Miao and Dong minority nationalities in Guangxi, has a similar procedure of making the leicha. The local people often entertain their guests with oil tea on festivals and holidays. Refreshments, such as cakes, sweet potatoes, peanuts and fried soybeans are often served with the tea.