The tea-producing regions of China have a moderate wet climate in which the rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year. Also, many plantations are situated on the hillsides with very constant low clouds, giving the leaves a high moisture content, a very important factor to the quality of green teas. The main harvest, which is both the best and the most important, takes place from mid April to mid May
▪ Quality standards apply mainly to black teas, essentially reserved for export and produced on a very large scale.
▪ For green teas, these often produced in much smaller quantities, which makes them rare.
▪ To appreciate the delicacy and fresh ness, green teas should be drunk while they are still "new season", (8-10 months following the harvest).
▪ Green tea, the daily drink of the Chinese people, accounts for 80% of the total production
▪ Other popular varieties of teas in China