Fujian, ChinaWikipedia: Fujian | Official Government Website: www.fujian.gov.cn
Updated: Jul. 7, 2014
About Fujian, China
Climate, Geography, and EcologyFujian has a subtropical climate, with some rainfall year-round, but with a drier winter and wetter summer. An overwhelming majority of the province is mountainous; Fujian is also the most heavily forested province of China, with a forest coverage rate of about 63%.
Types of tea and subregions of FujianFujian is particularly important in oolong teas, as many styles of oolong originated there. The two major oolong regions of Fujian are Anxi county in the south, and the Wuyi mountains (武夷山), in the north of the province. Anxi is the origin of tie guan yin as well as the diverse varieties of se chung oolong. Near Anxi, Yongchun also produces oolongs in a similar style. Wuyi is the origin of a number of other oolongs, including Da Hong Pao, Rou Gui, and many others. Wuyi is also important in black tea (red tea in Chinese), including Bohea, the black tea famous for its involvement in the Boston Tea Party. Wuyi borders Jiangxi province, and is near, but not sharing a border with Wuyuan county in that province, another key area in tea production.
White tea also originated in Fujian, and most of the world's supply of white tea is still produced here, in the northeast, nearer to the coast, in Fuding and Zhenghe counties.
1. Forestry in Fujian Province, State Forestry Administration, Peoples Republic of China, Jan. 21, 2010.
Tea-Producing Regions of Fujian, China
Styles of Tea Produced in Fujian, China
This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Fujian, China.
Best Fujian Teas
The notion of the "best" Fujian teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Fujian, China, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.
Most Often-Rated Teas
Top-Rated Fujian Teas
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|Brand:||Prince of Peace|
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