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It would be difficult to name a flower, a fruit or an herb with that seductive fragrance, because this naturally developed aroma from within the tea leaves is unique to each tea as a result of the particular processing style and biochemistry of its cultivar. The only exceptions in this group are the scented teas. Their scents come from fresh flowers.

  • 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.
    Delta class Lemon yellow TCM Cool Energy Staff Pick icon Tea Master's Choice icon
    Net weight: 100 g (3.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 23.30
    USD 23.30
  • Eight Immortals Wudong 2016
    USD 28.50

    Eight Immortals Wudong, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Baxian Supreme:

    This Fenghuang Dancong is rare in many ways. It is the best Eight Immortals we have tasted, including award winning ones. Not only is it mild but flavorful like a good Baxian should be, but also gently and yet persistently fragrant. The baked finish is optimise for depth in taste. This gives side benefits for friendliness to the weaker stomach as well as the potential for maturity. Not an easy task for making a bouquet style Phoenix oolong. Master Lin who grows this is a shy and mild person and an old friend. We could not be offering it at such great value otherwise. Taichi classInfusion colorTCM CoolStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 28.50
    USD 28.50
  • Snow Orchid
    USD 20.40

    Snow Orchid, bouquet Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Xuepian Ya-shi Xiang:

    Finer winter Phoenix oolongs have always been sought after for their unforgettable natural bouquet fragrances. To us, an aroma of a premium tea has to be complete with a winning taste profile. It has taken us over a decade to fine tune the mastery of the processing of the choicest harvest to attain a result we can be proud of. Presenting Tea Hong’s very own Snow Orchid, the roundest, smoothest, and by far the most seductively fragrant oolong ever known. It is our luscious indulgence secretly from Nature. Taichi classMorning sun yellowTCM: Cold EnergyStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.3 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 20.40
    USD 20.40
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    Tea Hong: Black Tea: Tongmuguan One
    USD 40.20

    Tongmuguan One, gongfu black tea

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    Rare Quality Meizhan Hong Cha

    Not many black teas can achieve a smooth and full body. To have a floral, yet warm aroma with spicy sweetness and complexity of dried fruit would be a luxury. Tongmuguan One makes it even better by delivering the whole package with a sophisticated balance and yet subtle uniqueness unfound in its peers. A very limited batch produced in the mecca of xiao zhong gungfu black tea, Tongmuguan, this finely processed leaves of Meizhan is precious not because it is rare, but because it is so demanding to produce to this quality. It is not every year that we can achieve a gem like this.
    Taichi Class Maple syrup TCM Neutral-warm Energy Taichi Staff Pick icon Tea Master's Choice icon
    Net weight: 80 g (2.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 40.20
    USD 40.20
  • 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.
    Delta class Morning sun yellow TCM Neutral-cool Staff Pick icon
    Net weight: 55 g (1.9 oz) in Kraft-alu pillow
    USD 23.00
    USD 23.00
  • Song Cultivar 2015
    USD 36.70

    Song Cultivar, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Huangzhi Xiang Dancong:

    Song pedigree tea cultivar Huangzhi Xiang distinguishes itself from others of the same name not only by its living ancestor that has been carbon-dated back to the 13th century (late Song), but also by the elegantly complex taste and aroma of the tea it yields. That is why it is the most revered of all Phoenix oolong in its own origin and at the nearby Gongfu Tea Capital of the World — Chaozhou. Trinity classInfusion colorTCM CoolTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 36.70
    USD 36.70
  • Red Jade black tea
    USD 24.80

    Red Jade, Taiwan TTES#18 black tea

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    Fragrance of Taiwan:

    Deep in the mountains away from the tourist infested Sun Moon Lake, small tea bushes tidily populate small patches of rectangles between wild forrest and various orchards. A cross between Burma and a native wild tea, this Hong Yu cultivar, born right here in 1999, shines with a vibrant young green. It dominates the ambience with a smell that is both fresh and spicy. Farmers here still process black tea in small batches in the old fashioned way, though with the aid of a few new technologies for monitoring. Red Jade — the Fragrance of Taiwan — has to be so processed to that distinctive floral yet spicy aroma, minty and complex taste on a smooth body to be worthy of name. Taichi classInfusion colour: wolfberryTCM: Neutral-warm EnergyTea Master's Choice Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 24.80
    USD 24.80
  • Phoenix Classic 2016
    USD 18.80

    Phoenix Classic, dancong oolong

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    Fenghuang Baiye:

    Before Chaozhou Guest Hotel was privatised, this officially appointed lodging for visiting high-ranking government officials used to serve only classic style Phoenix oolongs in all of their restaurants*. Tea Hong’s Phoenix Classic could well be the special quality in the large white porcelain teapot on the breakfast table sitting next to bamboo steamers holding finely crafted dim sums for the privileged guests. All fine and quintessential characters of the classic Phoenix oolong can be found in this tea — Sweet, fruity, and lively with notes of peach and dried longan, lychee and sweet potato. A proud heritage of Guangdong oolong. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM characterStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 18.80
    USD 18.80
  • Honey Orchid Supreme 2014
    USD 34.80

    Honey Orchid Supreme, classic Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Old Bush Milan Xiang:

    For real aficionados who would not be satisfied until they have discovered a deeper depth, a rounder fullness and a more lingering sweetness, we’d go overboard to offer the extreme. Rarest small batches of leaves from special bushes individually processed only by top masters. Such as this supreme quality Milan Xiang Dancong. For those who demand more potential from the leaves for fulfilling their infusion skills. For thirsty souls seeking a moment of tranquility in the depth of the tinkling after-sweetness of Honey Orchid Supreme. ClassInfusion colorTCM character: NeutralStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 34.80
    USD 34.80
  • Phoenix oolong: Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus
    USD 21.20

    Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus, traditional flower scented oolong

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    Traditional basket oven scented

    For those who prefer finer tea tastes on top of real flower fragrance in their scented teas, Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus is an ultimate choice. Freshly picked osmanthus flower buds are sprinkled onto a thin layer of Honey Orchid Phoenix oolong in a bamboo basket over low charcoal ash fire. The same way as this has been done for centuries. The result is a natural, sweet, sensually aromatic epicurean experience few other scented teas can compare. Extended reading: Scenting of Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus Delta classinfusion color: goldTCM character: neutralstaff pickgreat value Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 21.20
    USD 21.20
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    Sacred Lily 2016
    USD 24.30

    Sacred Lily, Wuyi yancha oolong

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    Prime of Wuyi Pedigrees:

    Through years of researches a fine cultivar carrying the best traits of all the finest Wuyi natural cultivars is now mature and producing. Introducing Tea Hong’s Sacred Lily. Perhaps the most beautiful of all Wuyi oolongs. Grown deep in the steep mountains away from the touristy spots and masterfully processed for subtlety, complexity, and smoothness in taste. A tea that no true oolong connoisseur should miss.
    icon-taichi Infusion colour: Gold Neutral Energy Staff Pick icon Tea Master's Choice icon Great value!
    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 24.30
    USD 24.30
  • Honey Orchid 2015
    USD 28.80

    Honey Orchid, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Milan Xiang Dancong:

    The fine mastery that produces Tea Hong’s Honey Orchid has to be coupled with select first flush harvests from high grown tea bushes in order to deliver the kind of quality only a restricted circle of tea aficionados have known and kept to their secret. The overall production volume for such quality in the whole Phoenix region is only a few thousand kilos after all. Most will go to local elites, and the rest to the few hardcore Phoenix oolong fans that are also tea merchants, like us. Taichi classInfusion colorTCM NeutralStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 28.80
    USD 28.80
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    Lapsang Souchong Pristine 2017
    USD 24.40

    Lapsang Souchong Pristine, gongfu black tea

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    Tongmuguan* Original and Unsmoked:

    Presenting the original, authentic and prime quality Lapsang Souchong. Small, tightly rolled whole leaves with a black sheen. Non-smoked. 100% hand-plucked first flush. For a pure, fruity sweet and warmly aromatic cup of untainted black tea. Just like how they used to have it in the captain’s cabin in an East Indian Trading clipper two centuries ago, when they had just loaded the ship with the year’s fresh tea to race home for the eagerly awaiting tea merchants all over Europe. Taichi classinfusion color: wolfberryTCM character: neutral warmStaff PickGreat value! Net weight: 90 g (3.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 24.40
    USD 24.40
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    Cassia Extraordinaire Wuyi Oolong
    USD 19.50

    Cassia Extraordinaire, Wuyi yancha oolong

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    Tea Hong’s Most Bouquet Wuyi Oolong

    Great discipline in the use of fire distinguishes Cassia Extraordinaire from most other Wuyi varieties with a supple, deliciously floral and delicate scent balanced with a full, lively body. Thanks to this masterful baking, this lighter style Wuyi oolong keeps well and improves with extended storage, as it should traditionally. This is our most “bouquet” style Wuyi oolong, being on the other end of the scale as the deep baked classic style Cassia Classic or Red Cloak Grande in Tea Hong’s proud Wuyi repertoire. Taichi classInfusion colorTCM NeutralGreat Value icon Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 19.50
    USD 19.50
  • Phoenix oolong: Shemen Dancong
    USD 33.00

    Shèmen Dancong Double Baked, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Rock tea of Phoenix

    Deep in Wudong, the most revered area for Fenhuang Dancong production, the village of Shèmen ( sheh-mehn ) is home to one of the most elusive traditional style oolongs. Here the Shè ( 畬 ) tribe settled a thousand years ago and began producing oolong to bake it in a way that was copied in Wuyishan a few hundred years later to produce Wuyi oolongs. Tea Hong’s double baked and matured Shèmen Dancong is our best attempt to reconstruct the same tea of the peace-loving and hard-working Shè people 10 centuries ago. This old style oolong gives a clear and most eloquent definition of the tea term yan-yun — music from the rock. The term has been mostly employed to describe better Wuyi oolongs yet it has never been more beautifully defined by this Phoenix tea. If you ever wonder about the relationship of the oolongs between the two regions, this may well be the link you are looking for.  ClassInfusion colorTCM character: NeutralStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 33.00
    USD 33.00
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    White Shiiba Himalayan white tea
    USD 29.40

    White Shiiba, deep oxidation Nepal white tea

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    Unique Old Style White Tea from the Himalayas

    One does not come upon a tea rare as White Shiiba that often. Intended originally for producing green tea, the small row of Japanese Shiiba tea plants that our producer has successfully planted in his farm in Nepal have acquired a different character from their Kyushu ancestors. Processing the leaves in the traditional white tea fashion is not common in itself in Nepal either. The old way of long wither style is rare, if heard of at all, outside of China. Somehow, through a string of coincidences, this old fashion Fujian processing done on an entirely different cultivar grown 1800 m above and 4000 km west of its origin has resulted in a tea that is simply one of the best tasting, and definitely the most likeable in the entire white tea category.
    Taichi Class Canary yellow TCM Neutral-cool Energy Taichi EU-Organic-Logo USDA-Organic-Seal Tea Master's Choice icon
    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 29.40
    USD 29.40
  • Orchid Literati 2014
    USD 40.30

    Orchid Literati, Phoenix dancong oolong

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    Caolan Dancong:

    As a person continues to discover tea, sometimes finding one with subtle and yet complex fineness seems a lot more exciting than one with strong impressions. That is how we feel when we got hold of this. The locals aptly name it “Cao-lan” (Cymbidium goeringii), the rare orchid which ancient Chinese literati had revered for millenniums for its understated beauty and fragrance*. The long, sweet yet subtle taste and aftertaste of this tea echos the sentiments for the civilized persistence for humanity virtues of the classic eras. If you enjoy our Eight Immortals, Orchid Literati will take you to another level. Trinity classinfusion color: goldTCM character: coolStaff pickTea Master's choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 40.30
    USD 40.30
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    Cream Stout 2016
    USD 25.80

    Cream Stout, Wuyi yancha oolong

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    Silk Finish Aijiao Wulong:

    No this is not the beer but 100% pure oolong. Wuyi classic oolongs in general distinguish themselves from other oolongs with a stout, rather immediate and powerful impact. Tea Hong’s Cream Stout differs from the crowd with a soft creamy finish and a light tone of cream that is developed naturally in the tealeaves themselves. This is possible only with a new pedigree of tea cultivar, Aijiao Wulong. We believe you’ll like the oolong much better than the beer, as we do. Taichi classInfusion colorTCM NeutralStaff pick Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 25.80
    USD 25.80