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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.

  • Yunnan Golden 2017
    USD 9.30
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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

    USD 9.30
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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

    USD 18.20
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  • Dianhong Classic black tea
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    Dianhong Classic 2017

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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

    USD 15.70
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  • Bada 2007
    USD 24.40
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    Bada 2008

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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 ChoiceNet weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 24.40
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    Bulang Silver Spring 2015
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    Bulang Silver Spring 2015

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    Forrest 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.Connoisseur's classinfusion colorTCM ColdGreat valueNet weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Tall kraft-alu packSaveSaveSaveSave
    USD 14.90
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  • Cream of Puer 2013
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    Cream of Puer 2013

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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.

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    Net weight: 150 g (5.3 oz) in Kraft-alu pack

    USD 23.80
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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

    USD 8.90
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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

    USD 7.20
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  • Yiwu Large Leaf 2005
    USD 21.80
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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 ChoiceNet weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 21.80
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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

    USD 7.80
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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 ChoiceNet weight: 100 g (3.5 oz) in Kraft Alu Pack
    USD 22.30
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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 pickNet weight: 100 g (3.5 oz) in Kraft Alu Pack
    USD 18.00
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