Anhui, China

One of China's main black tea producing regions, is central to the history of tea. It is the birthplace of a variety of teas, most notably Keemun, which is named for Qimen county in Anhui. Tea has been grown in this province for thousands of years, producing many tribute teas that will never make it to export as the demand for them in China is so great.

All six styles of tea are cultivated here, adding to the importance of the area. In 1990 Anhui was deemed a World Heritage site by UNESCO, affording the tea plants a certain level of preservation and protection.

The geography in Anhui can be rather harsh and varied compared to other parts of China. This is why much of the tea grown in this area is done so in the southernmost region where the climate and soil are ideal for its cultivation.
regional photo
photo of huang shan mao feng
Liao Xiao Juan's
huang shan mao feng
Floral aroma, luscious buttery texture, soft notes of lychee and sweet grass.
photo of qimen caixia
Zhao Li Li's
qimen caixia
Light bodied, delicate with layered notes of orchid, honey, and toast.
photo of tai ping hou kui
Liang Yu Ming's
tai ping hou kui
Sweetgrass, lily-of-the-valley floral, and whispery apricot notes.
photo of tai lake pi luo chun
Wang Li Zhen's
tai lake pi luo chun
Light and crisp floral notes, with hints of sweet pea flowers.
photo of lu an gua pian
Yang Li Hua's
lu an gua pian
Complex and layered with super quiet nut notes.