China is the birthplace of tea, offering the biggest range of teas in the world. For the Chinese, tea is a real social institution and consumed by the whole population all day long. Tea is also used in cooking like in the famous Chinese broth where tea is enhanced with ginger or spring onion. In China, luxury tea is often drunk at special occasions, it's a sign of hospitality and a frequent gift.
Chinese tea plantations are often located on hazy hillsides with humid conditions for better quality. Picking is done from mid-April to mid-May.
Teas from China are : black teas (mainly for exportation, it's a less popular drink in China), Oolong, smoked teas (from the Fujian province), yellow teas (very rare range) and Pu-Er teas (Yunnan province).
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