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Black tea products:

Loose leaf black tea: Keemun Black tea , Lapsang Souchong tea , Yunnan Black tea
 

Chinese black tea introduction

Black tea is a completely fermented tea. The production for Chinese black tea mainly four procedures: Withering, Rolling, Fermenting, and Drying. Chinese black tea is mainly for export business. In 1980s' , black tea as traditional Chinese commodity played the main part in world tea markets. Today, Chinese black tea is still the popular tea in the world. According to different processing methods, Chinese black tea can be detailedly sorted into three types: Souchong black tea, congou black tea and broken black tea.

black tea
  • Souchong black tea: The unique black tea from Wuyi mountain city, Fujian province. The pine-smoking fragrance of Souchong black tea is much different from any other black teas of the world. According to different producing area, Souchong black tea can be farther classified into the three types:Tongmuguan Souchong, produced in Tongmugaun county; Lapsang Souchong, produced in Chong'An, Jianyang, Guangzhe; XingChun Souchong, produced in other areas which around Xingcun town of Chong'An county; Smoking Souchong, which not from Wuyi mountain city, but other tea producing area. Among them, Lapsang Souchong is the best which offering longan flavor. Smoking souchong is made from low grade congou black tea, processed by imitational method as other Souchong black tea. The smoking fragrance is exactly coming from the burning brushwood of pine plant.
  • Congou black tea:Congou black tea is evolved from Souchong black tea. The famous Chinese congou black teas include:Qihong of Anhui (Keemun black), Dianhong of Yunnan, Suhong of Jiangsu, Chuanhong of Sichuan and Huhong of Hunan.
  • Broken black tea: Broken black tea is also called "graded black tea" since there is international uniform grading standard for broken black tea. Accoding to the different shapes, broken black tea is classified into four types: whole Leaf black, with short strip shape; broken leaf black, with small grain shape; Fannings black, with small slice shape; Dust black, with powdered shape.

The origin of Chinese black tea is Chong'An, Fujian( the city of Wuyi mountain today). In the last of 18th century, the souchong black tea was firstly created in Wuyi mountain. Following that, the congou black tea was ceated there. The manufacturing techinique of blakc tea was then spreaded to jiangsi province, then to Keemun.

 


Popular Chinese black tea products:

Art. No Tea Name
FML-BC-F
Chingwo Black Tea
FML-BC-H Hunan Black tea
FML-BC-S Sichuan Black tea
FML-BC-Y Yunnan Black tea
FML-BC-A Keemun Black tea
FML-BC-LS Lapsong Souchong

 

Broken black tea:
Art. No Tea Name
FML-BB-FOP
F.O.P.
FML-BB-OP O.P.
FML-BB-P P.
FML-BB-FBOP F.B.O.P.
FML-BB-BOP B.O.P.
FML-BB-BOPF B.O.P.F.F
FML-BB-PF P.F.
FML-BB-OF O.F.
FML-BB-D D.

Black tea grading:

Broken black tea is classified into four different categories: WHOLE LEAF, BROKEN LEAF, FANNINGS and DUST.

These prized leaves get graded as follows during the manufacturing process:

Whole leaf black tea:
FLOWERY ORANGE PEKOE (FOP)
Consists of fine, tender, young leaves rolled with a certain proportion of "tips".
These tips, being the very ends of the bud's leaves, constitute a guarantee of quality.

GOLDEN FLOWERY ORANGE PEKOE (GFOP)
FOP with "golden tips"(fine tips of the golden yellow bud's leaves)

TIPPY GOLDEN FLOWERY ORANGE PEKOE (TGFOP)
FOP with lots of "golden tips"

FINEST TIPPY GOLDEN FLOWERY ORANGE PEKOE (FTGFOP)
Exceptional quality FOP

SPECIAL FINEST TIPPY GOLDEN FLOWERY ORANGE PEKOE (SFTGFOP)
The very best FOP with a large proportion of leaves having golden "tips" of new leaf buds---a guarantee of very, very high quality

ORANGE PEKOE (OP)
Long, pointed leaves (larger than FOP) rolled lengthwise. Harvested when the terminal buds open into leaf. Orange Pekoe rarely contains "tips".”

PEKOE (P)
Shorter, less fine leaves without tips

FLOWERY PEKOE (FP)
Leaves specially rolled into ball shape.

PEKOE SOUCHONG (PS)
Shorter, coarser leaves.

SOUCHONG (S)
Large leaves rolled lengthwise. Often used for Chininese souchong black tea.

Experts also add 1 to denote top quality after a leaf designation;
For example:F.T.G.F.O.P.1, O.P.1, S 1 etc

Broken leaf black tea:
BROKEN ORANGE PEKOE (BOP)

TIPPY GOLDEN FLOWERY BROKEN ORANGE PEKOE (TGFBOP)

Fannings black tea:
Made from smaller, flat pieces of broken orange pekoe and used to make quick-brewing, strongly flavored, robust teas with good color.
BROKEN ORANGE PEKOE FANNINGS (BOPF)

Dust black tea:
Tiny bits of broken leaf used to brew strong tea quickly, popular for black tea bags.
BROKEN ORANGE PEKOE DUST (BOPD)

PEKOE DUST (PD)

RED DUST (RD)

SUPER RED DUST (SRD)

FINE DUST (FD)

SUPER FINE DUST (SFD)

GOLDEN DUST (GD)