Famous Teas Every Tea Lover Should Try
We are often asked to share recommendations for people new to tea. This is hard because everyone has such different tastes and even our own preferences have evolved over time. But we all agree that all tea drinker should try the teas listed below at least once!
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.
Pai Mu Tan White Tea
Comparison: Silver Tips, Golden Tips
Dragonwell Green Tea
Comparison: Sencha, Bi Lo Chun
Ti Kuan Yin Oolong
Comparison: Formosa Oolong, Wuyi Oolong
Keemun Black Tea
Comparison: Bamboo Temple, Golden Monkey, Black Dragon
Comparison: Russian Caravan, Keemun
Comparison: Bamboo Temple, Keemun, Black Dragon
Comparison: Sencha, Bancha, Gyokuro
Orange Pekoe (Lovers Leap)
Comparison: Kenilworth OP