Map of Fujian, China

Fujian, China

Wikipedia: Fujian | Official Government Website: www.fujian.gov.cn 
Updated: Jul. 7, 2014 

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About Fujian, China | Tea-Producing Regions of Fujian, China | Styles of Tea Produced in Fujian, China | Best (Top-Rated) Fujian Teas

About Fujian, China

Closeup of tea plants growing denselyTea being grown near Sui'an, Fujian. Photo by Christian Mange, licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.
Fujian (福建) is a province on the southeast coast of China, one of the most important regions in the world both in total tea output, production of high-quality artisan teas, and development of different styles of tea and methods of tea production. A tremendous diversity of types of tea originated here.

Climate, Geography, and Ecology

Fujian 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%.[1]

Types of tea and subregions of Fujian

Fujian 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.

References:

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

Picture of Golden Monkey Black Tea

Golden Monkey Black Tea

Brand:Teavana
Style:Golden Monkey
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
40
9 Ratings
Picture of White Peony (Bai Mu Dan)

White Peony (Bai Mu Dan)

Brand:Two Leaves Tea
Style:White Peony Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
27
6 Ratings
Picture of White Peony (Pai Mu Tan)

White Peony (Pai Mu Tan)

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:White Peony Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
69
5 Ratings
Picture of Dragon Pearl Jasmine

Dragon Pearl Jasmine

Brand:Harney and Sons
Style:Jasmine Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
72
5 Ratings
Picture of Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin

Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin

Brand:Foojoy
Style:Tie Guan Yin
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
71
5 Ratings

Top-Rated Fujian Teas

Picture of Premium Peony White Tea (100% Organic)

Premium Peony White Tea (100% Organic)

Brand:Prince of Peace
Style:White Peony Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
96
3 Ratings
Picture of Wu Yi Oolong Tea

Wu Yi Oolong Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
94
3 Ratings
Picture of WuYi Mtn. Oolong Tea (Wuyi Oolong)

WuYi Mtn. Oolong Tea (Wuyi Oolong)

Brand:Foojoy
Style:Oolong Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
94
3 Ratings
Picture of Bailin Gongfu Black Tea

Bailin Gongfu Black Tea

Brand:TeaVivre
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
93
4 Ratings
Picture of Ti Kuan Yin (Oolong Goddess)

Ti Kuan Yin (Oolong Goddess)

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Tie Guan Yin
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
91
3 Ratings

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