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Chinese Tea

Postby Em Eye » Mon, 08 May 2006 1:25 pm

I'm not feeling that well today and I'm craving some Chinese Tea. I went to the supermarket and couldn't find any. Is it called Chinese Tea and where can I buy it?

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Postby CardZeus » Mon, 08 May 2006 1:27 pm

Supermarkets are full of it! Might not be labelled as 'Chinese tea' though - look for Green tea, Ginseng tea etc etc
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Re: Chinese Tea

Postby joop » Mon, 08 May 2006 1:41 pm

Em Eye wrote:I'm not feeling that well today and I'm craving some Chinese Tea. I went to the supermarket and couldn't find any. Is it called Chinese Tea and where can I buy it?


All supermarkets will have it. You have it in teabag forms and also tin container forms. Common tea names are jasmine tea, Oolong tea, tie yuan yin...etc.

Normally how to differentiate them to english teas in packagings are that they normally have chinese words written over the packaging.
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Postby earthfriendly » Mon, 08 May 2006 1:49 pm

Em eye, your question is way too cute :D . Like Zuess said, you may want to be specific about which chinese tea you need. The label will usually not state "chinese tea". It is too generic.

It is like someone saying "I want to marry a woman". "Woman" is very generic. He should try to describe the type of woman he desires like "strong-willed, submissive, attentive or independent". This is a very crude/inelegant analogy. Hope you get the idea here.

Different types of chinese tea include:

-white tea:white peony
-green tea: sencha and jasmine (somewhat between green and oolong)
-oolong: tie kuan ying (goddess of mercy), tong ting, kaoshang oolong
-pu erh

The most common ones and easiest to drink is jasmine and tie kuan yin and the hardest one to stomach is pu-erh (need to acquire a taste for it).

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Postby Em Eye » Mon, 08 May 2006 3:27 pm

I know it would seem like a stupid question. It's just when I go out I am offered Chinese Tea...I've never asked what it was exactly...

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Postby Bubbles » Mon, 08 May 2006 4:00 pm

Wow, Earthfriendly, that white peony tea sounds delicious, I wish I could find some here in the UK.

When I was in Singapore my hubby and I were taken down to a tea house in Chinatown for the tea ceremony. I loved it. Our host for the evening was an old Chinese guy and he knew everything about the ceremony. It wasn't a place for tourists I don't think, as it was full with locals, so that made it much better.

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