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Top 10 tea brands of Hangzhou

Updated: 2016-09-02 07:00

Top 10 tea brands of Hangzhou

West Lake Longjing tea. [Photo/IC]

Whenever somebody talks about Hangzhou's tea, Longjing tea is the first name that springs to mind. But Longjing is not the only tea that Hangzhou produces. Many counties also have their own brands. Here are top 10 tea brands grown in Hangzhou.

West Lake Longjing tea

With a history of more than 1,200 years, West Lake Longjing tea (西湖龙井) is one of the most famous teas in China. The record of West Lake Longjing tea dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The tea gets its name from the place where it is grown: Longjing village, which is surrounded by mountains.

Top 10 tea brands of Hangzhou

Jingshan tea. [Photo/Sina Weibo]

Jingshan tea

Jingshan tea (径山茶) is grown on Jingshan Hill in Yuhang district in Hangzhou. Also a kind of green tea, it became famous in the Tang Dynasty.

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