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What tastes strong to some maybe just right for others. We have tried to avoid subjective judgement to include teas with certain very distinctive characters in their taste profile and those with higher astringency and/or bitterness, but are nevertheless high quality in their own rights.

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    Guifei Oolong
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    Guifei Oolong

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    Emperor's Concubine Tea: Coming soon

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  • 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!
    Connoisseur Class icon Morning sun yellow TCM Cold energy 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.
    Delta class TCM Neutral-cool icon Tea Master's Choice 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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  • Green tea Kaihua Longding
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    Dragon Tip 2020

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    Kaihua Longding — a rare shoot leaf green tea

    Some people like their green tea soft and sweet, others may prefer a good umami. Yet this leaf shoot tea is neither. Its bitterness is accented by its sharpness on a bold, full body. After Longjing, of all the other green teas from the Zhejiang region, my personal strongest preference goes to Kaihua Longding. To me it is an alternative to a shot of single malt in a heavy evening, or an afternoon kick of espresso. Its pleasant aftertaste is paralleled by neither. Since encountering the true quality of this tea, I have always wanted to put it in my collection, only to be refrained from extraordinary high asking prices. Genuine ones are rare after all. It has been extremely fortunate, after 13 years, to have located our current farmer willing to sell at this affordable price so we can offer it here to you. Tea Hong’s Dragon Tip is Kaihua Longding at its very best.
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    Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Silver Moon Himalayas 2016
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    Silver Moon Himalayas 2016

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    Nepali Oriental Beauty :

    The production of genuine Dong Fang Mei Ren involves a process that is a synthesis of that of a black tea and of a white tea, in addition to bites by green leafhoppers before plucking. Tea Hong’s Silver Moon Himalaya skips the bug part and has instead a superb growing environment under the pristine air and water on the roof of the world. Also the calming chill of the night and sweet dews that shy away on the leaves on the touch of the orange ray in the Himalayan morning. Same tenderly produced by master tea makers studying from Taiwan masters, this unique semi-oolong is a gem of tea gastronomy. Can be infused using either gongfu or conventional methods. Delta classInfusion colorTCM NeutralTea Master's ChoiceUSDA certified organicEU certified Organic Net weight: 60 g (2.1 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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  • Tieguanyin Classic Mellow 2005
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    Tieguanyin Classic 2017

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    Bamboo basket charcoal rebaked

    We have matured this special batch of tieguanyin for long enough before double baking it the traditional way in a bamboo basket with charcoal ash. To attain an ideal result from this traditional practice requires proper conditioning and in-depth know how. Tieguanyin Classic is one of Tea Hong's best value oolongs. Enjoy the warm, soothing aroma as hot water touches the leaves. Then the characteristic tastes of a classic tieguanyin delivered in a round, smooth body with a unique sweetness. Connoisseur ClassInfusion colorTCM Neutral WarmStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 120 g (4.2 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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    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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  • Himalayan Finest Flowery
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    Himalayan Finest Flowery

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    Nepali Finest Orthodox:

    If black tea from China is too soft for your taste, perhaps this is a good option. While having same level of pleasant flowery character, Himalayan Finest Flowery has a lot more sharpness and strength. Our garden, 1800m above the Dhankuta region, lends a pristine growth environment for the tea. The extreme difference between day and night, winter and spring, the dry air and unique minerals in the soil give a distinctive taste profile to this light color black tea. EU and USDA certified organic. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM NeutralGreat valueUSDA certified organicEU certified Organic Net weight: 80 g (2.8oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 18.80
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