Fujian Province

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Fujian Province is in the southeast of China, is well known for its teas and regarded as the origin of black and oolong teas. The climate is subtropical: the temperature is 19 - 22oC (66 - 72oF), there is a lot of rainfall of 1,200 - 2,000 mm (45 - 80 in) a year, with a long picking season of 10 months. Most soil in Fujian is clay soil that contains both red and yellow clays. In the mountains of Wuyi, oolong teas are produced and in the Anxi district excellent green teas like Tie Guan Yin. In addition the rich deep organic soils are ideal for producing white teas; these are grown around the towns of Jianyang and Zhenge.

Famous teas from Fujian include: Anxi Tie Guan Yin, Bai Hao Yin Zhen, Bai Mu Dan, Zhenge Hong Gong Fu, Da Hiong Pao, Rou Gui, Zhi Lan Xiang, Qi Lan Xiang, Huan Zhi Xiang and Mi Lan.

Further Reading

  • Gascoyne, K. Marchand, F., Desharnais, J., Américi, H. (2014) Tea: History Terroirs Varieties, Ontario, Canada, Firefly Books. ISBN 9781770853195.