All teas come from one single species of plant scientifically referred as Camillia Sinensis. The types arise from the way the processing takes place and in some cases the way cultivation is done. The other factors that fetch a change into the leaf are the region, climate and soil type.
Some of the popular Chinese variants are:
Rated as one of the most popular in China. The tea leaf is pellet shaped and is cultivated in the Province of Zhejian.
Dragon Well Greet Tea or Long Jing
The characteristic Jade color is a feature of this flat leaf tea. This is also very popular in China. This is also cultivated in Zhejian Province.
Snowy Mountain Jian
Grown at high altitude in the Province of Yunnan the tea is more like black tea. The processing brings about a change that makes this green tea full bodied and aromatic more like black tea.
Monkey Tea or Hoi Kui
Cultivated in Anhui Province of China this green tea is grown in the vicinity of orchids. The leaves during growth absorb the flavor of orchids and deliver the flavor to processed leave.
Kai Hua Long Ding
This green tea variant is grown in Tiantai County of Zhejian Province of China. The leaves are thick and short which is a unique feature of this tea.
Green Snail Spring - Pi Lo Chun
This is a rare product of Camillia Sinensis grown in Zhejian Province of China. It is cultivated amongst the fruits which accord it a characteristic fruity flavor. The rolled leaf has a snake like appearance hence the name.
Other popular varities are:
Hyson Lucky Dragon
Xin Yang Mao Jian
Tian Mu Qing Ding