Teas from Guangxi Province, China

Guangxi is not one of the big provinces that usually comes up when discussing Chinese tea.  It borders Yunnan and Hunan provinces, both of which are more well-known (especially Yunnan) in the Western tea world, and it also shares a small border with Vietnam.

By TUBS on Wikimedia Commons, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
Map showing Guangxi province, courtesy of user TUBS on Wikimedia Commons, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Recently, in the interest of making RateTea as comprehensive a resource as possible, I have been working on expanding the RateTea articles on various tea-producing regions.  One of these that I have worked on most recently is the page on Guangxi and its teas; I’ve done some digging and uncovered a total of seven offerings, sold by six different companies.  I have yet to try any of these teas.  Even with only seven listings, the teas produced in this province and available in the West are quite diverse, including green, black, white, and scented teas.

I don’t know about you, but I find this interesting.  I want to try these teas.  I think I especially want to try them because I like trying teas that are not widely known or widely available in the U.S., and I like broadening my palate.  I also tend to find Yunnan and Hunan teas very interesting.  I also want to raise awareness of these more “esoteric” teas and tea-producing regions.

How about you?

  • Have you ever tried any teas from Guangxi province?
  • Do you know anything about tea production in Guangxi, and the teas there, beyond what’s covered on the page already?  I’d love to improve this page.
  • Do you know of any teas available in the U.S. or other Western countries, which aren’t listed on RateTea?
  • Do you ever find yourself drawn to teas from the more unusual or less well-known tea producing regions?

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