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Huangshan City, previously called the Huizhou Prefecture, has a number of local specialties on offer to tourists, ranging from famous teas to exquisite handicrafts.

-- Huangshan Maofeng Tea (黄山毛峰)


Huangshan Maofeng, one of the 'Top 10 Chinese teas' by China.org.cn.

Keemun Black Tea 

Huangshan Maofeng is a green tea grown near the famous Mount Huang, Anhui Province, which is home to many famous varieties of green tea. Huangshan Maofeng was initially produced in Qing Dynasty (1636-1911).

Its English translation is Yellow Mountain Fur Peak, due to the small white hairs covering the leaves which resemble the peak of mountain. It's best harvested in the early spring. Through special processing technique, the tea is jade-green in color and has complex and refreshing aroma with a lingering aftertaste of floral sweetness.

-- Keemun Black Tea (祁门红茶)

Keemun Black Tea, one of the 'Top 10 Chinese teas' by China.org.cn.

Keemun Black Tea 

Keemun Black Tea, one of the most famous Chinese black teas, is produced in Qimen County, Anhui Province. With a relatively short history, it was initially produced in 1875 and quickly gained popularity worldwide, especially in England. It is regarded as one of the top three fragrant teas in the world.

The aroma of Keemun tea is fruity, which creates a very distinctive and balanced taste. Steeping in boiling water for about five minutes allows the mellow Keemun Tea with a delicate perfume and flavor to fully brew. Keemun can enhance one's alertness and memory. It is excellent after a meal.

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