Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chinese tea workshop 2

The six teas I have tried at the Chinese tea workshop were …

White tea: 白毫銀針

Yellow tea: 霍山黄芽

Green tea: 得雨活茶

Ooolong tea: I forgot its name as well as taking a picture of its brewed form (^^;;.

Black tea: I also forgot the name of the tea (^^;;

Post-fermented tea: 普洱茶

I refer to Wikipedia for the tea names in English. I hope they are correct. The names are a little different and confusing between Western and Asian. In Asia, Oolong is categorized as blue tea, Black tea (in English) is Red and post-fermented tea is called black tea. Aren’t they confusing, they are?

There were very expensive teas included in the teas I have tried. It was interesting to experience tasting a variety of teas at the same. It has help me to understand the differences among those teas. My overall impression is that Chinese tea has less bitterness and it has a clearer taste than Japanese tea. It's striking that each tea has a distinctive aroma.

What I was most fascinated with was the aroma of oolong tea ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆ The aroma in the tea pitcher茶海 was fabulous. It was elegant like perfume and soothing like flower aroma. When I drank it, the aroma gently went through my nose and filled my senses. I love it so much.


  1. Dear Kohei,

    The name of this Oolong is Oriental Beauty.
    It's a wonderful tea with hints of exotic fruits and spices.

    Best Regards.

    . PHILIPPE .

  2. Philippe is right. The other name of this tea is Bai Hao Oolong. It is taiwanese.

    There is a world between chinese/taiwanese and japanese teas. And all are good !!


  3. Wow, you guys can tell the name by just looking at the leaves! It’s impressive. It is pretty difficult to tell the difference on Japanese teas, especially between sencha, kabusecha and gyokuro. Each oolong tea must have a distinctive appearance (^-^)
    I see that the oolong I tried was Oriental Beauty 東方美人. I guess it sounds right. Thanks!

  4. Thanks a lot. I’m flattered. Enjoy your tea!