Chinese bakeries carry pastries and sweet buns filled with delights such as red bean paste, egg custard, BBQ pork, or coconut cream. Families eat them on the run for breakfast, or to curb a midday snack attack. Hong Kong bakeries are known for their wide variety of baked and steamed buns, which may have been influenced by English high tea culture during British rule of the colony. Northern Chinese are known for their fluffy white buns, which may be served in place of rice during meals. In the US, we often see these white buns served with Peking Duck.
Chinese tea is often classified into several different categories according to the species of plant from which it is sourced, the region in which it is grown, and the method of production used. Some of these types are green tea , oolong tea , black tea, scented tea, white tea , and compressed tea . There are four major tea plantation regions: Jiangbei , Jiangnan , Huanan and the southwestern region.  Well known types of green tea include Longjing , Huangshan , Mao Feng , Bilochun , Putuofeng Cha , and Liu'an Guapian .  China is the world’s largest exporter of green tea.