All our premium green teas and green style oolongs have been stored between sub-zero to 5°C before shipping, dependent on the particular variety. This is to maintain freshness upon which taste integrity is dependent.
Other teas at between 24~28°C for non-interference for their maturity, again dependent on the variety.
How the tea is treated before packing for storage and the quality of packing itself are integral elements in the overall quality management for our tea. Unlike prepacked products in larger shops or old style teashops, we have devised our own storage quality workflow and environment to best maintain and maximize tea quality before the pack you buy is put into the shipping carton. Fine tea is a very unique product and needs to be treated according to its specific nature.
Always store your tea with the containing package well fastened to avoid air slipping in. Put it in a cool, dry place away from strong light.
In case you have purchased our premium green tea or green style oolongs and would not use it for some time, store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to open and consume it. Better yet, let the package sit in room temperature for at least 2 hours before opening. Finish any open package within 4 weeks of opening. Do not put an open pack back in the fridge again.
If you want to stock up some packs for maturity, it is best not to open the packs. If you have done so, refrain from contact with moisture, your breath and the skin. With the exception of compressed teas, open packs are to be completely sealed for airtightness before storage for maturity.
- Cool Energy, Fuller Bodies, Green teas, Home, Lighter Aromas, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 37.00
Hangzhou Original:To acquire really fine Long-jing in rapidly changing China, we had to search away from tourists infested localities, and yet still faithful to the origin of Hangzhou. In Wu’s farm where the underground water is crisp and the air sweet, our Long-jing master realizes the environment is more important than the convenience; there would be no quality without the traditional respect for Nature. Tea Hong’s Long-jing Spring Equinox might well be used by nobles and mandarins in their tea competition when Emperor Qianlong was still young and flamboyant, and crazy about the tea.Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 37.00 Quickview
- Cold Energy, Green teas, Home, Huangshan - Anhui, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, TeaUSD 21.00
The sweetness in a unique bitter greenUnlike other green teas that are prized for plucking early in Spring, leaves of Da Guazi need to be quite grown and spread in order to make a fine Luan Guapian. This gives the proper biochemistry that yields enough pectin for the tea's signature velvety texture and unique bitter character. This is possible only with a special local cultivar — Da Guazi — Big Melon Seed, hence the funny name. Some say it takes enough experience in life for a person to appreciate the bitterness in a food or drink. We think maybe it only takes a person with a truly sensitive taste faculty to understand and prize such a wonderful tea.Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 21.00 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Home, Huangshan - Anhui, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, TeaUSD 18.10
Pre-Qingming Maofeng:Huangshan (translate: Yellow Mountain) is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a China national conservation. Besides beautiful sceneries, it is also the origin for many a fine teas, such as Huangshan Maofeng. The tender young leaf shoot to make Huangshan Spring Equinox is always plucked with one or two tiny immediate leaves. A much sought after green tea amongst connoisseurs worldwide.Net weight: 40 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 18.10 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, ZhejiangUSD 23.90
The Green Tea that is called WhiteIf a green tea is judged only by how umami it is, a lower grade than Tea Hong’s Anji Baipian* may already top the chart. The grace of this top quality of one of the most sought after name in green teas is not measured only by its savouriness, but its silky smooth and soft body and elegance in its taste character. Perhaps that is why the small county of Anji is never producing enough to satisfy the demand from the growing affluent class in China. That said, it is good to see a small counter trend against the taste of expensive vulgarity in that vast population.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 23.90 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Home, Huangshan - Anhui, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, TeaUSD 19.00
Export Grade 1 Special:Finer and safer quality Longjing from the genuine origin has become so high price that there is a great demand for alternatives. Tea Hong’s Longjing Pure is produced deep in the high mountains in a national conservation area away from pollution. Same latitude as Hangzhou, but higher up in altitude. Even more ideal for green tea. Not only does it answer the market need but can also satisfy the connoisseur’s high requirement for taste authenticity. Tea Hong’s Longjing Pure. Purely Longjing.Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 19.00 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Floral Aromas, Green teas, Home, Milder Tastes, Minnan/ Mindong, Fujian, TeaUSD 20.90
Jasmine Seven Scentings Fuding Tips:Mastery of the technique of scenting and management of fresh jasmine flowers can greatly enhance the aroma profile of a final tea. It is not only how many times the leaves are scented but also about the tea to flower ratio, and the finesse of timing and other nuances in the scenting process. Honey Pearl Pekoe begins as a pure fine tippy first flush of loyal pedigree and then scented to perfection by our jasmine master. The most beautiful and purest of all jasmine green teas.
Net weight: 55 g (1.9 oz) in Kraft-alu pillowRated 5.00 out of 5USD 20.90 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 13.30
Biluochun on a budgetIn the realm of green tea, if those from India are too rough and astringent, or Japanese ones too seaweedy, maybe Chinese is the way to go. Tea Hong's Silver Curls is a great value selection to start experiencing the category with. It has the characteristics of the archetypical Chinese green tea — soft, fragrant, slightly sweet and refreshing. In some teashops, the same quality can be labelled as Biluochun or some other expensive names.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packSaveSaveRated 5.00 out of 5USD 13.30 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Fuller Bodies, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 25.30
Hangzhou Original:This is a more affordable version of the most sought after Chinese green tea. While some people are willing to pay thousands for a small pack of the earliest harvest in Spring, Tea Hong brings you what is authentic but slightly later in season, for similar enjoyment but much less in price. It is, nevertheless, still a first flush — some tea grows slower than others, dependent on the cultivar, horticulture and micro-climate.Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu packSaveSaveUSD 25.30 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 9.30
Ping Shui Zhu Cha:Back-track 3 centuries to when Qing China was still grand and tea was a respectable drink, zhu cha ( pearl tea ) from Ping Shui — the town of Serene Water — approached the price of gold when auctioned in London. As popularity grew, compromised products took over the market and resulted in those greyish bad taste that is known as “gunpowder” today. Tea Hong revives the original sweet tasting jewel of green teas in the same revered and enjoyable quality in the cups of the gentiles in both East and West in the good old days, but at a far more democratically accessible price.Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu pillowUSD 9.30 Quickview
- Fenghuang ( Phoenix ), Fuller Bodies, Home, Lighter Aromas, Neutral-Cool Energy, Oolongs, TeaUSD 29.30
Rare Indigenous Cultivar:To us, offering the extremely rare Shiguping Wulong is not a challenge enough. We think we should give you the best of its kind. Trekking further deep into the mountain above the elusive main village of Shiguping we found the patch of land which the locals called Liao-xi-ya, where it all began. The tea is softer, yet fuller and even more complex than that in the main village. The very original Shiguping Wulong*, as highly acclaimed by the man who devoted all of his life in advocating oolongs of Phoenix, the 74 years-old tea specialist Huang Bozi.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 29.30 Quickview
- Cold Energy, Fenghuang ( Phoenix ), Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Home, Oolongs, TeaUSD 18.30
Xuepian Ya-shi Xiang:Finer winter Phoenix oolongs have always been sought after for their unforgettable natural bouquet fragrances. To us, an aroma of a premium tea has to be complete with a winning taste profile. It has taken us over a decade to fine tune the mastery of the processing of the choicest harvest to attain a result we can be proud of. Presenting Tea Hong’s very own Snow Orchid, the roundest, smoothest, and by far the most seductively fragrant oolong ever known. It is our luscious indulgence secretly from Nature.Net weight: 40 g (1.3 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 18.30 Quickview
- Fenghuang ( Phoenix ), Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Home, Neutral-Cool Energy, Oolongs, TeaUSD 15.70
Fenghuang Da Baiye:Produced using a Phoenix native cultivar Da Baiye ( i.e. Big White Leaf ), and has certain taste similarity as the rarer Song Cultivar Huangzhi Xiang, this tea is popular amongst traders for use as a substitute for the pricier label. Tea Hong’s top quality selection, Big White is certainly a good demonstration of how this tea can fool the lesser experienced connoisseurs. That said, however, the trained tongue can certainly tell it is a fine tea on its own for the uniqueness in its floral aroma, silky texture and soft, smooth body.Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 15.70 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Fenghuang ( Phoenix ), Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Oolongs, TeaUSD 38.20
Caolan Dancong:As a person continues to discover tea, sometimes finding one with subtle and yet complex fineness seems a lot more exciting than one with strong impressions. That is how we feel when we got hold of this. The locals aptly name it “Cao-lan” (Cymbidium goeringii), the rare orchid which ancient Chinese literati had revered for millenniums for its understated beauty and fragrance*. The long, sweet yet subtle taste and aftertaste of this tea echos the sentiments for the civilized persistence for humanity virtues of the classic eras. If you enjoy our Eight Immortals, Orchid Literati will take you to another level.Net weight: 40 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 38.20 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Fenghuang ( Phoenix ), Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Home, Oolongs, TeaUSD 17.30
Fenghuang Da Wuye:If classic Phoenix oolongs are too sweet, and bouquet ones too florally aromatic for you, Tea Hong’s Black Leaf Special maybe your cup of tea. It is produced from a new cultivar developed for maltiness and complexity in taste. A very different oolong from the rest. Our special selection is harvested from higher altitudes near the oolong mecca that is Wudong.Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveRated 4.67 out of 5USD 17.30 Quickview
- Cold Energy, Floral Aromas, Milder Tastes, Oolongs, Taiwan, TeaUSD 14.10
Green and Naturally Fragrant:Winter harvest Taiwan oolongs have always been prized for crispier floral fragrance, as in the case of autumn Minnan Tieguanyins, except that Taiwan ones generally have softer bodies and aromas. While maintaining these characters, Tea Hong’s Eternal Spring excels with an exceptionally green freshness and yet a fine oolong sweetness. A taste profile most friendly for oolong rookies and yet with such unique quality that can complement any serious connoisseur’s collection.Net weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 14.10 Quickview