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The birthplace of Tieguanyin, White Teas and soft, sweet-tasting black teas also known as Minhongs. The south and eastern parts of Fujian is as rich in their botanic diversity as its dialectic and food cultures

  • Minnan oolong: Tieguanyin Traditional
    USD 23.30

    Tieguanyin Traditional, bouquet oolong

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    Original Tieguanyin Cultivar

    To old time aficionados, tieguanyin is not just about floral aroma. They seek yun-wei, which can be roughly translated as “lingering taste of various tones and accents”. For the right yun-wei, we went to the origin of tieguanyin for a fourth generation farm high in altitude. Tea Hong’s Tieguanyin Traditional is produced from a particular patch where only matured shrubs of the thorough-breed cultivar grow and are harvested only once year. This is to ensure maximum amount of taste and salutary substances are stored in the young leaves for subsequent mastery processing for the wonderful lingering taste of various tones and accents. Like a fine old style tieguanyin should be.
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    Net weight: 100 g (3.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 23.30
    USD 23.30
  • Tieguanyin Classic Mellow 2005
    USD 20.00

    Tieguanyin Classic, deep baked oolong

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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
    USD 20.00
    USD 20.00
  • Honey Pearl Pekoe, fresh jasmine scented crafted green tea
    USD 23.00

    Honey Pearl Pekoe, fresh jasmine scented green tea

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    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.
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    Net weight: 55 g (1.9 oz) in Kraft-alu pillow
    USD 23.00
    USD 23.00
  • White tea: Premodern Peony
    USD 13.60

    Premodern Peony, deep oxidation white tea

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    Zhenghe Old Style White Tea:

    Before there were the Dai Bai cultivars for the modern White Peony, it had first been indigenous Cai Cha for producing white teas in Fujian. A lesser looking tea plant but capable of a deeper and rounder taste profile, such sexually propagated tea bushes still exist today. Presenting Tea Hong’s very own Premodern Peony — patiently processed like it used to be a century ago, and matured to our tea master’s personal liking. All the wholesomeness of white tea with a fine taste that you can keep drinking throughout the day. Connoisseur classInfusion colorTCM NeutralStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 13.60
    USD 13.60
  • White Peony Classic Long 2016
    USD 22.10

    White Peony Classic Long, traditional white tea

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    Zhenghe Mudan Wang

    While White Peony from Fuding tastes more floral, that from the other earliest region, Zhenghe, tastes longer and deeper. The more tedious curing process is marked by the darker colors on the leaves. While many prize Silver Needle Supreme for its delicate taste and furry appearance, a superb traditional white tea as White Peony Classic Long delivers a more impressive taste experience. That may explain why this Mudan Wang, aka King of White Peony, is considered the best and most classical representation from the origin,  and a favourite by many tea connoisseurs. As most aficionados prefer it, we have always matured this tea adequately before releasing it in the shop. The current stock is a single batch first flush ( i.e. pre-Qing-ming ) harvest from 2019. Taichi ClassInfusion colorTCM Neutral-coolStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 22.10
    USD 22.10
  • Matured White Tea: King Silver
    USD 22.10

    King Silver, matured traditional white tea

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    Baihao Yinzhen at its best

    If you like Silver Needle for its health benefits, but wish for more taste, King Silver is perhaps the choice. There are a few reasons why this pure leaf shoot white tea has better epicurean appeal: 
    1. Traditional processing — it takes more time, more mastery
    2. Mastery in maturing — not most people in the tea trade know how to mature a white tea like we do
    3. Special cultivar — we have employed a special cultivar that combines the complexity of a Yunnan Daye and the sweetness of Fuding Dabai to have it grown in Zhenghe, the mecca for old style white tea
    4. Top quality pluck — only top quality first flush from our specially appointed garden, no blending. Not only does that give a uniform, pleasing visual appeal, but also the fantastic taste that is possible only with such care and dedication.
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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 22.10
    USD 22.10
  • Silver Needle Supreme
    USD 25.10

    Silver Needle Supreme, traditional white tea

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    Genuine Baihao Yinzhen:

    The first ever modern white tea, Silver Needle that came about in late 18th century withstands time as still the highest quality in the category. Produced in the origin of Fuding with the original pedigree cultivar Fuding Daibai, Tea Hong’s Silver Needle Supreme is a high altitude first flush that distinguishes itself with a subtle yet the most joyful aroma and flavors amongst its peers. The finest and purest of this variety. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM ColdStaff pick Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 25.10
    USD 25.10
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    White Peony Zhenghe
    USD 11.60

    White Peony Zhenghe, traditional white tea

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    Browner Style Zhenghe Dabai:

    Those who prefer white tea as their daily drink but want a bit more stimulations in taste, White Peony from Zhenghe is a great choice. It is air withered for a longer duration from one of the two classic cultivars, Zhenghe Dabai. The resultant tea tastes slightly sharper and longer than white teas produced from the other classic, Fuding Dabai. White Peony Zhenghe is a fine tea that is most affordably priced. Connoisseur classInfusion colorTCM Neutral-cool Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 11.60
    USD 11.60
  • Tieguanyin Stout
    USD 18.30

    Tieguanyin Stout, bouquet oolong

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    Summit of Chang Keng

    While Tea Hong's Tieguanyin Traditional is a softer, sweeter style of the bead-rolled oolong, Tieguanyin Stout from the summit of Chang Keng, although from the same strand of cultivar, yields a much more robust taste profile. Local people say that is due to the soil and higher mineral content of the underground water. Considering the location is only about one hour away from where Tieguanyin Traditional is produced within the same county, it is quite amazing. Maybe it is also due to the slightly different style of processing, we guess. We are happy to have found it at this pristine quality after all, so as to offer to you an alternative style of this most well-known Fujian oolong.
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    Net weight: 100g (3.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 18.30
    USD 18.30
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    White Peony Classic Floral
    USD 20.80

    White Peony Classic Floral

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    Finest Fuding Bai Mudan:

    Slowly cured in the grand tradition in the origin of white teas, Fuding, Tea Hong's White Peony Classic Floral maintains the original character of floral aroma with a sweet, refreshing taste. White Peony Classic Floral is a first flush from a high altitude garden of pure Fuding Daibai cultivar, ensuring the best possible health potency of white tea. Delta class iconInfusion colorTCM CoolStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 20.80
    USD 20.80
  • Tieguanyin Floral, light oxidation oolong
    USD 19.10

    Tieguanyin Floral

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    A very fragrant Jin Guanyin

    While some people like their Tieguanyin subtle and long like it used to be traditionally, some others want it to be more floral. So we give you Tieguanyin Floral, a very bouquet version of this popular oolong. The cultivar is Jin Guanyin ( aka Golden Tieguanyin ), a child between the traditional Tieguanyin plant and a relatively newer bleed, Huangjin Gui *. While the latter is widely used as a substitute for the genuine Tieguanyin for its pleasing nose, it lacks the body and length of the real thing. The resultant hybrid, however, has the best of both parents. The terroir is in Xianghua, a mountainous area in the Anxi county in the subtropical southern part of Fujian, where the best Tieguanyin is produced. Delta class iconInfusion colorTCM ColdStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 19.10
    USD 19.10