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Gourmets’ delights. Steep them lightly for milder tastes, or properly to discover a new horizon in the world of real tea. Our lineup includes varieties that are easily appreciable by the novice, and also some for seasoned connoisseurs.

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    Black Tea: Ying Hong Nine
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    Ying Hong Nine 2021

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    Prodigy Black Tea of Yingde

    Although the ancestry of cultivar Ying Hong #9 was taken from the rugged mountains of Yunnan 60 years ago, the tea tree has acquired a very different characteristics in the much milder climate on the rolling hills of middle Guangdong. However, not all farms are able to produce a warm sweet black tea with a rich and smooth body as Tea Hong’s Ying Hong Nine. This patiently withered and oxidised selection is processed in the Guangdong style and optimally baked for its creamy characteristics and fruity accents. A prize-winning quality at great value. Delta classInfusion colour: WolfberryTCM NeutralStaff Pick iconGreat Value icon Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Honey Concubine Guifei oolong
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    Honey Concubine 2020

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    Guifei Oolong from Cold Peak

    Guifei Oolong ( or Honey Concubine Tea, literally translated ) is a deep-baked, medium oxidation ( 25 ~ 30% ) oolong produced from the Ruan Zhi cultivar in the Dong Ding ( Cold Peak ) area. It is different from the traditional Cold Peak oolong. The leaves of Guifei are bitten by green leafhoppers before plucking. The bug attack triggers a chain of biochemical reactions in the leaves that result in the complex honey notes that typify this tea. It was inspired by the way Oriental Beauty acquires its unique taste profile. However the two teas taste very differently through each’s own unique oolong processing approaches and pluck timing. The tea was invented after the devastation of an earthquake in September 1999, when the farmers had to create more revenue to rebuild their lost homes. Fired to perfection by our producer Chen Yu Wen, the tea was awarded Silver Medal in the annual Guifei Oolong competition, and aged to perfection at our own den in Hong Kong. Taichi ClassMaple syrupNeutral EnergyTea Master's Choice iconStaff Pick icon Please choose from two package options:
    • Kraft-alu pillow — Content net weight: 70 grams (2.5 oz)
    • Original tin can — Content net weight: 150 grams (5.3 oz)
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    Huo Shan Yellow Tips
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    Huo Shan Yellow Tips

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    Renaissance of a millennium old tribunal yellow tea

    For the same refreshing, cleansing sensation as the finest Huangshan Maofeng, ample green tea’s health constituents, yet with the absence of astringency, a yellow tea like Huo Shan Huang Ya ( i.e. Yellow Tips ) is a best choice. This superb first flush selection is produced almost like a Maofeng green tea but lightly oxidised by covering the tea when it is still very warm during processing. The heat converted some of the leaf constituents into simpler sugars. This particular step gives a softer, sweeter and much easier taste but as delightfully quenching and more body. The concept of this technique has been millennium old, yet it is only in recent years that really fine tasting products become available and accessible. Distinctive as Tea Hong’s Huo Shan Yellow Tips is still rare. Taichi ClassCanary yellowTCM Neutral-cool iconStaff Pick iconGreat Value icon Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 19.00
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    The tealeaves of Snow Orchid Traditional
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    Snow Orchid Traditional

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    Baked Xuepian Lanhua Xiang

    Long before the technology for making the current version of Snow Orchid exists, producers have been making winter harvests of Fenghuang Dancong and call them “Xue Pian” — Snow Flakes — the original name of the tea from which the name Snow Orchid has been derived. The reason for such harvests to be valuable and qualify for inclusion in our collection is the wonderful aroma uniquely Xue Pian. While the new drying method retains the highest level of aromatics, the traditional way, if done right, gives greater balance and a smoother liquor. It is this original version that impressed me 20 years ago. Introducing Snow Orchid Traditional, Xue Pian Dancong in the old way. Slightly and optimally baked for that smoothness while delivering the same wonderful bouquet none other natural tea can compare. Delta classCanaryTCM Neutral-cool iconStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.3 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Tea leaves of Hong Yu Deep White
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    Hong Yu Deep White 2020

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    White tea with a twist

    The very same cultivar which leaves that make the black tea, Fragrance of Taiwan — Red Jade — is employed to make this unique white tea. Where the black tea has an upfront distinctive character which tea novices may need time to grow into, the white tea version is a lot friendlier for understanding this wonderful camellia formosenisis species with. Hong Yu Deep White has the light and easy first impression like other white teas, but that will grow in your palate to the roundness of an aged black tea and the floral character of an oolong. An unmistakable gastronomical signature uniquely its own seamlessly holds all elements together as a continuum of olfactory-palatial sensation experience.
    Delta class Infusion colour: Gold TCM Neutral-cool icon Tea Master's Choice icon Great value!
    Net weight: 40 g (1.3 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 19.00
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    Neo yellow tea Mo Gan Yellow Snails
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    Mo Gan Yellow Snails 2021

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    Revitalising an old yellow tea

    Tea Hong’s Mo Gan Yellow Snails is a break away from the old Mo Gan Yellow Tip. We have greatly modified traditional yellowing to give the tea a distinctive yellow look and a taste that is different from both green tea and old style yellow tea. A neo-yellow. Unlike other tea categories, old style yellow tea has not prospered in all these decades since tea’s revival after the destructive Mao era. Its taste needs a lot more to create followers. Similarly from the mountain of Mo Gan in the region of Zhejiang, Tea Hong’s Mo Gan Yellow Snails has departed from the dull colours of the old to maintain a brisk freshness in the look and taste, while achieving a characteristic “cooked” warmth and sweetness that is the real spirit of yellow tea. Now that is a good individualistic character to have a place in any tea repertoire.
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    Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 22.00
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  • Phoenix oolong: Shemen Dancong
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    Shèmen Dancong Double Baked 2016

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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
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    Tea Hong: Black Tea: Tongmuguan One
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    Tongmuguan One

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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 35.90
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    Green tea: Biluochun Regal
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    Biluochun Supreme

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    Green Snail Spring Aromatic

    These fragrant little leaves are so fluffy that one may want to make a down pillow out of them for sweet dreams every night. However, they are certainly not the softest tasting green tea. A fine Biluochun like Tea Hong’s does have a smooth body but enough character for optimal stimulation. Yet gentle enough to be one’s company throughout the day, even when you are searching deep inside for that piece of critical article you have to write, as those royals or literati did in old Qing China.
    icon-taichi Morning sun yellow TCM Cool Energy Great value! Staff Pick icon
    Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 23.30
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    Minnan oolong: Tieguanyin Traditional
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    Tieguanyin Traditional

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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 18.70
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  • Wuyi Oolong: Qi Lan | Lily Eccentric
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    Lily Eccentric 2017

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    Wuyi Qi Lan Premium

    Originated in the south, Qi Lan cultivars attain new characters growing in the more rugged landscape of Wuyi. Since late last century, traders have taken advantage of its distinctive and pleasing aroma to mislabel it as the much demanded, but hugely misrepresented Red Cloak, Iron Buddha, or other famous Wuyi oolongs. Some blend it in other varieties for the same disguise purpose. Tea Hong’s Qi Lan is a premium single batch production that is optimally fermented and baked to allow the full, glorious taste profile of the tea. Some say if one has not experienced Qi Lan, one will never know what Wuyi teas really are. We’d say this eccentric lily has its unique place in the great family of oolongs.
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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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  • Phoenix oolong: Huangzhi Xiang Classic
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    Huangzhi Xiang Classic 2017

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    Fragrance of Kumquat Fenghuang Dancong

    Produced with the leaves from the cousin of our Song Cultivar, Tea Hong’s Huangzhi Xiang Classic is baked with more depth and thus a classic Phoenix oolong finish. Like all other tea of this family, patience and expertise in proper finish-processing and maturing is critical in delivering quality. It is a traditional art that has been largely forgotten. We are bringing it back at Tea Hong. The taste quality of this very Fenghuang Dancong tells you why this heritage matters. It is also the reason one may pay more elsewhere for a tea of the same name, but not quite getting the same level of enjoyment.
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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Cold Dew Alishan Oolong
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    Cold Dew Alishan 2019

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    Winter Chin-shin Oolong

    In subtropical Taiwan, the intense humidity that creates the misty atmosphere of Alishan — the tallest mountain in the island nation — dissipates partially when the chill of late Autumn sets in. In October, the sky stays clearer for longer. Little leaves that spout during this time have amply stored up for the few drier months ahead. These are great conditions for oolong harvest and processing. Presenting Cold Dew1 Alishan, masterfully rebaked from the premium Autumn harvest of Chin-shin tea trees. Oolongs made from this quintessential Taiwan wulong cultivar have a few times more teaghrelin2 than any others3, though we hope you buy it more for the great taste of this archetypical Taiwan premium oolong.
    Canary TCM Neutral Energy Taichi Tea Master's Choice icon
    ­Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pillow
    USD 24.80
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    White Shiiba Himalayan white tea
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    White Shiiba 2017

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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
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    Phoenix oolong: Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus
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    Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus 2020

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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 fine 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. Delta classinfusion color: goldTCM character: neutralstaff pickgreat value Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 18.00
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    Iron Buddha Supreme 2016
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    Iron Buddha Supreme 2018

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    Bamboo Forest Tiě Luohan:

    Overshadowed by the more promoted Red Cloak, Iron Buddha ( Tiě Luohan ) is actually as taste-worthy, if not more, than any of the so-called “famous” Wuyi oolongs. It is not proven that whether it is the oldest oolong cultivar in Wuyi as they say, but it is certainly one that is not the easiest to cultivate and to produce from. Finding a farmer to process it to the taste profile that befits its legend and our quality demand has been a challenge. It took us 15 years. Presenting Tea Hong’s Iron Buddha Supreme, with that complex charcoal finish yet sweet floral aroma, stout yet lingering “rock tea” taste, delivered gently in a well-balanced infusion in a civilised way. This could very well be the only traditional style Wuyi that any connoisseur would fall in love with. Taichi classInfusion colorTCM WarmTea Master's ChoiceGreat value! Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 22.50
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    Red Jade 2016
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    Red Jade 2020

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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 21.00
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  • Original style deep oxidation Oriental Beauty
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    Oriental Beauty 2020

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    Dongfang Meiren:

    To experience why this unique Taiwan white tip oolong was nicknamed Oriental Beauty by Queen Elizabeth II, you have to taste the real thing. It is perhaps the most demanding tea to process well. Harvested only once a year in summer and after the young leaves are bitten by a kind of tiny leafhopper, genuine Dongfang Meiren can attain its special taste profile only after following the oolong processing routine modified especially for this tea. Tea Hong’s Phong-hong tè — the original name of Oriental Beauty — is a prime selection from the origin in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

    Taichi classMaple syrupTCM: Neutral EnergyTea Master's Choice Net weight: 50 g ( 1.8 oz ) in Kraft-alu pack
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