As one of the agricultural regions and an important place for tea production, Anhui is one of the most interesting of all provinces in China. Additionally, it comprises of a variety of geographical regions like plains and mountains that aid in its tea production and quality.
Not only that it is situated on the eastern portion of China surrounded on all sides by equally important tea producing regions namely Jiangsu on the northeast, Zhejiang on the southeast, Jiangxi to the south, and Hubei to the southwest.
Since Anhui is an inland patch, it boasts of a much extreme climate than its coastal counterparts. Although its climate is still comparatively milder with respect to the rest of China. Since Anhui has a wide variety of plains and mountains for cultivating tea, not all type of soil is suitable for vegetation.
The best places are low-lying areas in the southern region of Anhui which has a moderately cool climate for the best production of crops. The tree line here is around 5900 ft or 1800 m which makes it just the right spot for growing tea.
In addition to producing a top-notch variety of teas, Anhui is also popular for cultivating various herbs for herbal teas or used to blend in with regular teas for an added flavor. Some of the varieties of tea cultivated in Anhui include Keemun black tea, lu an gua pian / lu an melon seed green tea, Huangshan mao feng, Tai Ping Hou Kui, and hyson green tea.
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