Famous Teas In The West Of Yunnan

What Famous Teas Are In The West Of Yunnan?

Fengqing is located south of the Dianxi longitudinal valley and its fame comes from the black tea that it produces in Lincang. Fengqing was one of the first places to produce tea in the world and it has a group of mountains separated by rivers. The Dian Hong black tea was first produced in the city in 1958 and now has gained a national reputation.

The Tea Producing Area South Of Dian

The terrain slopes gently and it is surrounded by the Lancang river, the Yuan river and the Jinsha river. All these conditions create a tea that is gentle and very fresh in taste. In the east of the area, you will find large groups of tea trees which are old in age in a total of 667 hectares which includes six major mountains (Yibang, Gedeng, Youle, Mansa, Manzhuan and Mangzhi).

Simao, Honghe, Xishuangbanna andWenshan

The area towards the lower and middle reaches of the Lancang River is in low latitude and the terrain slopes gently. The climate is influenced by sub-tropical and tropical winds and there is a lot of sunshine. The humidity is usually above eighty-five percent and there is enough rainfall to qualify it as a moist environment. The soil is rated first class due to its content of organic matters, which is above three percent.


Xishuangbanna is considered one of the cradle lands of tea in China and it is one of the places where the Yunnan Pu'ert is produced. There are six mountains that are considered major for purity production.

Xishuangbanna is located in the south tropic and the north tropic. The average rainfall is a total of 120 centimeters each year and the average temperature throughout the year is 18 degrees Celsius. The winter is warm while the summer is cool and that provides a great environment for Pu'ert tea growth.

In the same area as Xishuangbanna you will also find Menghai which can produce more than tea. Teas like Yunhai Pekoe which is a green tea and Nannuo Pekoe. Menghai has a sub-tropical monsoon climate which leads to many foggy days and not much of a difference in the temperature ideal for producing Yunhai Pekoe. Yunhai Pekoe can be described as having a sharp needle and a tight curl cord along with a smooth and soft color. The taste of the tea is mellow and it looks clear, while the tea leaf must look tender and fresh.

The Tea Producing Area In The Center Of Dian

Huafo tea is originally produced in Chuxiong and Mouding. Huafo tea has not been around for a long time but it is already a famous tea. The source of the Huafo tea leaf is the large leaved Menghai in Lincang. The color is a sleek blackish green; it has sharp needles and is tight in shape. The beverage has a long lasting aroma and its color is dark green.


The Cangshan Xuelu tea is made at the bottom of the Cangshan Mountain. It is also produced although to a lesser extent in the shores of Erhai Lake. It was first produced in the Xiaguan tea factory as early as 1962 and has been popular in the market since then.

The Northeast And The Northwest Of The Tea Producing Area Of Dian

There is a lot of sunshine during the day and a great deal of compound material is produced by photosynthesis. The temperature at night is much lower which means that the photosynthetic material is reduced. That allows for nutrients to be well kept. The difference in temperatures between night and day allows for a better production of tea leaves so the amount of Taidi tea tree is the same as you would find in other areas.