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Most famous for pu’er and dianhong, Yunnan is home to some of the world’s oldest tea trees. Tea forests still cover many of the huge tropical mountains. What richness in diversity this region has to offer is also due to its unique history in tea production.

  • Yiwu Puer Maocha
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    Yiwu Maocha 2017

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    Famous Origin

    It is said that the indigenous people in Yiwu Mountain began using tea for its medicinal purposes in the third century. The cure would soon became a beverage habit and later a trading commodity. Regardless of history, Yiwu is indeed one of the most renowned region in Yunnan for the tea’s fragrance. We have discovered a great value batch to share with you for a taste of this character without the usual unreal price tag. By design, there are two younger teas in this Puer Maocha series and this is one of them. Some people like their maocha fresher, while others prefer it aged. Enjoy!
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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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  • Tea Hong: Bang Xie Puer Maocha
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    Bang Xie Maocha 2007

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    Whipping Rattan Tea

    In historical herbal literature, tea is referred to as bitter, “extremely chilly” to the body constituents, but effectively detoxicating. That basically is what is the raw tea leaf. While green tea is cooked, and most white tea is from plants that are severely tamed through breeding, Pu’er maocha maybe the closest thing one can get commercially nowadays for what the ancients had referred to. Yet in order to offer a tea that is taste worthy, we have to find plants that are strong and and soil that is rich to provide that potential. And dry those leaves from the first flush and age them well to round off all the edges and deepen the tastes. A Whipping Rattan Tea bush is such pruned that buds just flush in the tips of its few branches. All the plant’s nutrients are thus focused in these few young leaves. We think that would be good raw material for us to process and age. Presenting the very special Whipping Rattan Bang Xie Maocha, aged since 2007. A unique Pu’er tea in every way.
    Taichi Class Infusion colour: Gold TCM Neutral-cool icon Tea Master's Choice icon Great value!
    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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  • Bulang Old Tree Shu Puer Cha Bing
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    Bulang Old Tree 2011

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    Stone Mortar Pressed Shu Cha Bing

    Post-fermentation in pu’er production is like black tea processing in that it gives sweetness, roundness and body to a tea, although it is a far more specialised, time-consuming and difficult method to master. The result, however, is a shu cha possible of a far more complex and intriguing taste profile. To achieve that, we need to begin with a good raw material. That’s where the old tea tree forests in Bulang Mountain comes in. The diversity in these wild growing trees and the deep rich soils they grow in offer leaves that are not only rich in polyphenols, but also minerals and amino acids that are the prerequisites for an outstanding tea. That is why the subregion is one of the most renowned in Yunnan. Tea Hong has selected a very small workshop who respects the process so much that they even manually compress the post-fermented tealeaves using traditional style stone mortars rather than a pneumatic press. Their mastery results in a very firmly formed cha bing with a deep full body. Presenting Tea Hong’s Bulang Old Tree 2011. Handpicked first flush painstakingly post-fermented for 75 days before compression. Den matured at Tea Hong for those who want a lot from their shu cha pu’er.
    Chrysanthemum class infusion colour: deep burgundy TCM Neutral-warm Energy Taichi Staff Pick icon Great value!
    There are two product variants to choose from: A single discus of 357g net weight in the original paper wrap, or a traditional vending form of 7 cha bings bundled in a bamboo sleeve, net weight totalling 2.5 kg. Please click below to see either options.
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  • Tea Hong: Lao Tong Zhi 7548 2007
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    Old Comrade “7548” 2007

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    45 years of refined tea mastery

    When I first entered Zao Bing Liang’s tasting room, the air is filled with the freshness of the aroma of maocha. Bags of samples from newly collected loose leaves lined up in rows, each marked with a numeric code. The teas were trucked in from the various mountains in the region. Some maybe less than 30 minutes away, others can be a full day. Yunnan is over 10% larger even than the whole of Germany and tea trees exist in almost all of its mountains. Some of these maochas are from highly sought after famous villages or mountains, which will be individually made into products carrying their origin names to demand very high market prices. A new discus from Ban Zhang, for example, can easily be fetching thousands of dollars. Aged ones are even much pricier. Yet there are more others from not as highly demanded origins, but also taste worthy. That’s where Zao’s “formulae” come in. Since the 1970’s, the old master has developed a number of recipes for ganging up harvests from origins of lesser known names for more affordable delicious teas. 7548 is the code name for his most prized and classic shengcha formula. These bags of samples in lines were there for the old master to finalise which batches and what proportion for the mix. He does that every harvest, for every product. Presenting the 7548 cha bing from Lao Tong Zhi ( ie Old Comrade ), Master Zao’s very own tea brand. Batch 701 is the first batch of year 2007. That means the best of the year and matured till now. It is a prime product of old Master Zao’s passion for bringing quality to more people without the price tag of premium origin labels.
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    There are two product variants to choose from: A single discus of 357g net weight in the original paper wrap, or a traditional vending form of 7 cha bings bundled in a bamboo sleeve, net weight totalling 2.5 kg. Please click below to see either options.
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  • Yunnan Golden 2017
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    Yunnan Golden 2017

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    The People’s Black Tea:

    It is said that the first Yunnan black tea was made here in Feng Qing. It is also the origin of the golden tippy tea that was presented as a national gift to Queen Elizabeth II when she first visited China in 1986. To us, what matters more is the pleasant, oatsy tea liquor with that distinct apple flavour and slight bite of citrus that you can drink all day, leaving the mouth feeling fresh and moist anytime in the subtlest way. This friendly taste profile is possible only with select first flush, non-blended leaves properly processed and baked optimally for balance of fragrance and dryness. Our staff says it is the people’s tea. Aptly named.

    Connoisseur classinfusion color: WolfberryTCM character: neutral warmStaff PickGreat value!

    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack

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  • Lincang Centenarians 2016
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    Lincang Centenarians 2016

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    Gold Needles Supreme:

    Deep in the mountains in Lincang, native tree type tea plants have prospered for millenniums. There are so many huge tea trees that people say this is where tea itself originated. From these old tea forests we have reserved some finest first flushes for producing our special quality Dianhong. For drinkers who feel Yunnan Golden is too easy tasting, and Dianhong Classic too smooth, Lincang Centenarians has a complexity that is possible only from leaves slowly grown on old trees and which roots reach deep enough for the richest of minerals in the mountain soils. Same luscious taste profile as the finest classic Dianhong, yet tinkling with more notes.

    Delta classinfusion color: wolfberryTCM character: neutral warmTea Master's choiceGreat value!

    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack

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  • Dianhong Classic black tea
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    Dianhong Classic 2019

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    Feng Qing Golden Tip:

    Some people think that the more the golden tip, the better the quality of a black tea. For a real connoisseur, however, it is the taste profile made possible by properly managing all the variables throughout production that matters. Don’t be convinced by the rich dark chocolate aroma of the dry leaves either. What matters is the round and complex body in the clear deep golden red liquor possible only with the first flush leaves from the deep mountains in Fengqing, the origin of Dianhong.

    Chrysanthemum classinfusion color: wolfberryTCM character: neutral warmGreat value!

    Net weight: 50 g ( 1.8 oz ) in Kraft-alu pack

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  • Bada 2007
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    Bada 2011

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    Traditional Premium Shu Cha :

    At 1800 m elevation, the temperature difference between day and night can easily be over 15°C even on a hot summer day. That is deep in the mountains in He Song of the Bada region in Xishuangbanna. Leaves grow much slower here, accumulated in them a little bit more plant protein, and the rich minerals from the pristine mountain soils. We pick whole sun-withered leaves from these native tea trees to process and mature into our premium grade shu cha pu’er. Presenting Bada, possibly the richest, deepest, and yet roundest post-fermented tea there is. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM NeutralGreat valueStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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  • Bulang Puer Maocha
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    Bulang Maocha 2016

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    Forest Tree Tea:

    Deep in the mountains in Xishuangbanna in southern Yunnan tea trees grow wild amongst other woods and plants in Bulang Shan. Ethnic mountain people, particularly women, bring with them wood ladders and a plank for platform for plucking in tea season, perhaps as it has always been since antiquity. As a continuation of this tradition, Bulang Silver Spring is hand-processed and slow dried over wood charcoal the same way. This shengcha puer is bright and refreshing when consumed as a new tea, or can be put away for maturity.
    Delta class Canary TCM Neutral-cool icon Staff Pick icon Great value!
    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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  • Cream of Puer 2013
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    Cream of Puer 2015

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    Spring Cha Tou:

    During the many re-shufflings of the leaves in the post-fermentation process, some of the most tender leaf shoots with naturally higher percentage of pectin stick together, forming these small nuggets. Since they have the highest concentration of vitality substances but less bitter ones as the youngest of the leaves, ‘cha tou’ tastes smoother, sweeter and softer. Tea Hong’s top quality Cream of Puer is made only from prime spring harvests for even better taste and health compositions. A real treat for people who enjoy shu cha pu’er. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM characterGreat valueStaff pick Net weight: 150 g (5.3 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Raw Reserve 2004
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    Raw Reserve 2004

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    Old Style Dark Tea:

    Fine pu’er tea produced by darkening shengcha (raw tea, or maocha) naturally through maturity has a distinct and pleasant herbaceous high note. It is a lost art that mass production has come to replace. To deliver the pleasant tasting effect of Tea Hong Raw Reserve requires much specialistic attention in the process that is not common in the trade nowadays. This is what good pu'er used to taste like before controlled post-fermentation. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM Neutral-cool Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pillow pack
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  • Shu Cha 2009
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    Shu Cha 2009

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    Menghai Classic Pu’er:

    Harvests of genuine Yunnan local cultivars post-fermented in an environment managed in a national certified process, Master Zou’s Shu Cha is a modern puer that can be enjoyed as is for its fresh, earthy aroma and sweet liquor. Or let further mature for a few more years for improved balance and roundness. For an even finer tea matured professionally, buy our offers of older vintage. Connoisseur classInfusion colorTCM Neutral Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Premium Alu Zippable
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  • Menghai Spring 2004
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    Menghai Spring 2004

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    Private Reserve Classic Pu’er:

    Maturing of dark tea demand good scientific understanding of the process and experienced selection of initial batches. We have devised a special approach to deliver quality incomparable by others at even higher price points. Tea Hong’s Menghai Spring is prized for its dark liquor with a silkily smooth body but without being too soft. A classic representation of fine “shu cha” puer. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM NeutralGreat valueStaff pick Net weight: 100 g (3.5 oz) in Kraft Alu Pack
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  • Yiwu Large Leaf 2005
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    Yiwu Large Leaf 2005

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    Indigenous Tree Shengcha Pu'er:

    Produced using raw material from Yunnan indigenous trunk tea tree and darkened through optimum maturity, Tea Hong’s Yiwu Large Leaf is not only a fine representation of ancient style dark tea, but also a unique gastronomic experience and a great digestive. Because of our proprietary maturing process, its quality compares superlatively against other shengcha well matured for many longer years. A rare quality to impress without depressing the wallet. Delta ClassInfusion colorTCM Neutral-coolTea Master's Choice Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Tuocha Squares 2010
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    Tuocha Squares 2010

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    Compressed Blended Shu Cha:

    The good thing about small-size compressed tea is that it comes in as pre-measured doses. The additional process of compressing also gives a slightly different taste profile to the original loose leaf post-fermented tea (shu cha). Tea Hong’s Tuocha Squares are processed in one of the few puer processing facilities that are rated best food safety standard by Chinese authority. Connoisseur classInfusion colorTCM Neutral Net weight: approx 60 g (2.1 oz) Premium Alu Zippable
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    Imperial Golden Tip 2005
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    Imperial Golden Tip 2005

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    Menghai Fine Leaf Classic Pu’er:

    The full body and fine taste of Imperial Golden Tip is possible only because of the foundation of a fine tippy tea, a masterfully and patiently executed post-fermentation processing and a specialistic approach in maturing. A great value for the level of taste it delivers. An optimal choice for the health benefits of pu’er tea. Connoisseur classInfusion colorTCM NeutralGreat valueTea Master's Choice Net weight: 100 g (3.5 oz) in Kraft Alu Pack
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