Author archive for Leo Kwan

  • Dec052018
    Song in a Teacup

    Song in a Teacup

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    Finally after all those resting, re-baking and resting again, the Song Cultivar harvested in Spring this year is ready to…

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    Tea Hong
  • Oct072018
    Tea garden in Alishan, Taiwan

    Milky Taste Jinxuan?

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    Gems of Formosa Cities in Taiwan may not have glamorous skylines like New York, London, or Hong Kong. Nor its…

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    Tea Hong
  • Jun092018
    A visit to the Wang's family traditional Tieguanyin farm in Xiping, Anxi, Fujian

    Traditional Tieguanyin Tea Farm

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    Tea Hong
  • Jun082018
    The leaves of three different Tieguanyins

    How to Read a Tieguanyin Tea Leaf?

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    ( This article deals with greener style Tieguanyin, not the classic, aka deep baked style. ) Maybe you cannot be…

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    Tea Hong
  • Apr192018
    A bowl of ramen

    Between Ramen and Oolong

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    he day before yesterday my wife and I were in a situation when we had to do lunch in a…

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    Tea Hong
  • Mar242018
    Phoenix oolong in gongfu tea style

    Phoenix doesn’t have to be gongfu style

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    Fenghuang Dancongs and other Phoenix oolongs are my own favourites. I drink a lot of them. Contrary to most people’s…

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    Tea Hong
  • Mar072018
    Tea Garden in Meishan

    Why we offer a Paochong from Meishan but not Wenshan?

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    In our other capacity as a consultant and wholesaler, we need to pursue extreme qualities in different tea regions for our clients. For the famous Taiwan oolong, Wenshan Paochong, we

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    Tea Hong
  • May172017
    A pluck of Shidaye, the leaves for making Taiping Houkui green t

    Mother of All Green Teas

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    Taiping Houkui is produced from this special cultivar called Shidaye ( shi-da-yeh ). The name can be roughly translated as Persimmon Large Leaf. ( It has nothing to do with the fruit, though. ) It is the most visible commercial crop in the hilly landscape of Taiping, an hour and a half from Huangshan.

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    Tea Hong
  • Mar242017
    Buds of jasmine flowers

    The Difference of Tea Hong’s Honey Pearl Pekoe

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    There are plenty of selections for jasmine scented green tea in the market, but if you are in for a…

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    Tea Hong
  • Feb242017
    Infused leaves of Imperial Topaz Nepali Black Tea

    Imperial Topaz: Another Fine Gem from the Himalayas

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    To answer the demand for Himalayan black teas that are oxidised more deeply, we could have just bought straight away…

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    Tea Hong