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Tea Classification: By Type - Tea can be classified by form and shape into two categories: Loose tea and Brick tea. Loose teas are categorized by production method creating leaf color differences offering further classification by type.
Loose Teas: Classification by Color - In China, classification of loose teas is done by the color as shown in the chart below:
    Green tea [Non-Fermented Tea]
    Steamed (Japanese style), Pan Fried (Chinese style)
    Blue tea [Semi-Fermented Tea]
    (Oolong, Paochung Tea, etc.)
    White tea [Slightly-Fermented Tea]
    Baihaoyinzhen, Baimudan, etc.
    Red tea [Fermented Tea]
    Referred to as Black tea in the Western countries.
    Black tea [Post-Heating Fermented Tea]
    Pu’er, Liubao Tea, etc.
    Yellow tea [Matured Tea]
    Mengdinghuangya, etc. from older tea leaves
    Jincha (Jin Tea)
    Shaped like roof tiles, hard like a brick
    Zhuancha (Brick Tea)
    Shaped like bricks
    Bingcha (Bing or Biscuit Tea)
    Shaped like rice cake
    Tuocha (Tuo Tea)
    Shaped like twisted cloths

Brick Teas: Classification by Shape - In China, brick tea was popularized and it was a favorite with nomadic tea drinkers who found it easier to travel with. Classification of brick teas is done by shape as described below:
    Jincha (Jin Tea)
    Shaped like roof tiles, hard like a brick
    Zhuancha (Brick Tea)
    Shaped like bricks
    Bingcha (Bing or Biscuit Tea)
    Shaped like rice cake
    Tuocha (Tuo Tea)
    Shaped like twisted cloths
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