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Chongqing News

'Chongqing Tea Culture Map’ released

2014-03-21 10:37:43

The first ‘Chongqing Tea Culture Map’ has been published. Approximately 60 kinds of local teas are mapped out. 

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) This ‘Chongqing Tea Culture Map’ was co-published by the Chongqing Geographic Information Centre and Chongqing Geographical Map Bookstore. Approximately 60 kinds of local teas are listed on it.

Chongqing is one of China’s points of origin for tea, dating back to the end of the Shang Dynasty and the beginning of the Zhou Dynasty. Currently, all districts and counties in Chongqing apart from Yuzhong District have cultivated tea trees.

Chongqing teas such as Yongchuan Xiuya, Jinyun Maofeng, Ba’nan Yinzhen are quite well-known. There are many other teas in Chongqing, which are less famous. According to the map, there is Yunyang Xiangsi Tea, Rongchang Black Tea, Daguan Broken Black Tea, Longgang Yunwu, Tangfang Cuiya, Fuling White Tea, Jiangjin Simian Lvzhen, Wulong Xian’nv Mountains Black Tea and so on. Xiushan honeysuckle, Eucommia ulmoides and ginkgo leaves can also be used for tea. The first ‘Chongqing Tea Culture Map’ not only introduces the famous local teas, but also gives information regarding tea culture, including Chongqing tea couplets and proverbs. (Translated by Wang Yueyue, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:Zhang Yi