Longjing ( aka Dragon Well ) has a name so famous that it may have overshadowed tens of other fine tea varieties from this key green tea region in China. We have constrained the offerings for you for taste uniqueness and value.
- Cool Energy, Fuller Bodies, Green teas, Home, Lighter Aromas, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 138.00
Very limited time only:We have reserved a small amount of Longjing Spring Equinox to have our old tea master friend to wrap the tea in kraft paper, the old fashioned way. Although the paper material is modernised with lamination for better protection, the look is still what it used to look like when I bought my first authentic Longjing on the shore of West Lake ( Xihu ) in 1980.And the great smell of the dry leaves too. This nostalgic, unique, freshly roasted Longjing olfactory delight. That is why we have not put the batch into cold storage yet. This particular fragrance will be subdued after we do*. So if you’d like to experience that same sensation I had 39 years ago that opened my senses for tea, you have until April 25 to get it before we have to protect its flavour by refrigeration. Heat in tropical Hong Kong gets serious in May.Net weight: 250 g (8.82 oz) in old-style double kraft wrapUSD 138.00 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, ZhejiangUSD 33.90
The Green Tea that is called WhiteIf a green tea is judged only by how umami it is, a lower grade than Tea Hong’s Anji Baipian* Supreme may already top the chart. The grace of this top quality of one of the most sought after name in green teas is not measured only by its savouriness, but its silky smooth body and elegance in its taste character. Perhaps that is why the small county of Anji is never producing enough to satisfy the demand from the growing affluent class in China. That said, it is good to see a small counter trend against the taste of expensive vulgarity in that vast population.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 33.90 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 9.30
Ping Shui Zhu Cha:Back-track 3 centuries to when Qing China was still grand and tea was a respectable drink, zhu cha ( pearl tea ) from Ping Shui — the town of Serene Water — approached the price of gold when auctioned in London. As popularity grew, compromised products took over the market and resulted in those greyish bad taste that is known as “gunpowder” today. Tea Hong revives the original sweet tasting jewel of green teas in the same revered and enjoyable quality in the cups of the gentiles in both East and West in the good old days, but at a far more democratically accessible price.Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu pillowUSD 9.30 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 15.80
Wild Bush Yunwu:For those who prefer a little more strength in their green tea, April Mist is a pleasant choice. Harvested from scattered wild tea bushes in April during the misty days of the mountainous region and lightly roasted to perfection, this Yunwu (translate: misty) makes a distinct difference from its counterparts that may look similar.Net weight: 90 g (3.2 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 15.80 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 13.30
Biluochun on a budgetIn the realm of green tea, if those from India are too rough and astringent, or Japanese ones too seaweedy, maybe Chinese is the way to go. Tea Hong's Silver Curls is a great value selection to start experiencing the category with. It has the characteristics of the archetypical Chinese green tea — soft, fragrant, slightly sweet and refreshing. In some teashops, the same quality can be labelled as Biluochun or some other expensive names.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packSaveSaveRated 5.00 out of 5USD 13.30 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Fuller Bodies, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 25.30
Hangzhou Original:This is a more affordable version of the most sought after Chinese green tea. While some people are willing to pay thousands for a small pack of the earliest harvest in Spring, Tea Hong brings you what is authentic but slightly later in season, for similar enjoyment but much less in price. It is, nevertheless, still a first flush — some tea grows slower than others, dependent on the cultivar, horticulture and micro-climate.Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu packSaveSaveUSD 25.30 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Fuller Bodies, Green teas, Home, Lighter Aromas, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 37.00
Hangzhou Original:To acquire really fine Long-jing in rapidly changing China, we had to search away from tourists infested localities, and yet still faithful to the origin of Hangzhou. In Wu’s farm where the underground water is crisp and the air sweet, our Long-jing master realizes the environment is more important than the convenience; there would be no quality without the traditional respect for Nature. Tea Hong’s Long-jing Spring Equinox might well be used by nobles and mandarins in their tea competition when Emperor Qianlong was still young and flamboyant, and crazy about the tea.Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 37.00 Quickview
- Black teas, Fuller Bodies, Lighter Aromas, Neutral-Cool Energy, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 22.00
Jiuqu Hongmei (Longjing Black):Red Plum Classic has been produced from leaves of Longjing tea bushes since its beginning in mid 19th century. Because of the nature of this unique use of cultivar, it acquires a very different character from most other black tea: tastes and aromas associated more with berries and plums on a foundation that reminds of the savoriness of finer Longjings, albeit the light, yet typical sweetness of finer black teas.Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 22.00 Quickview