I was given a tea that my understanding is came from China (so I can't go to the store and get more). I am interested in getting more, but don't know who sells it (if I can buy it online) or even what type of tea it is.

The tea comes in a metal box, with a pressure-fit lid under the decorative one.

tea leaves front of package side of package back of package

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    I can't identify the tea from the actual leaves, but the can doesn't give much away either - it says Hangzhou Specialities Company, a city most famous for its green longjing tea, but the leaves aren't the colour of longjing.
    – mbjb
    Dec 7 '20 at 13:30
  • For me it´s also impossible to get any details from the pictures alone. Can you tell from tasting what kind of tea it is? I would guess it´s a black or oolong tea. The term "China Famous Tea" relates to a defined list of 10 tea specialities. teapedia.org/en/China_Famous_Tea But it´s hard to tell if your tea is one of them. The only black tea of this list is Qi Men Red.
    – J. Mueller
    Dec 7 '20 at 18:08
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    Also note that there is a incredibly vast amount of different tea varieties available. Even the difference between a first flush and an autumnal from the same tea garden will be quite big. So if you do not have a chance to ask the person who gave you the tea where you could source more of it, it´s probably your best chance to check a good tea store and look for something that comes closest to your current sort.
    – J. Mueller
    Dec 7 '20 at 18:08
  • I have a few imported tins that look similar (but aren't identical) that I bought locally, so I'd also suggest trying to find local Asian markets and look around. Try to talk to the owner or manager if it's a small enough place - for the most part they'll be motivated to help you since you could become a repeat customer. And in my many trips for Vietnamese ground coffee, I usually get recommendations (and occasionally free samples) of something else the owner likes. (I know it's a pandemic, but when it becomes reasonable...)
    – kitukwfyer
    Dec 9 '20 at 3:38
  • instead of an Asian market, see if you have a specialized tea store in your area.
    – Max
    Dec 9 '20 at 13:00

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