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Feel easy with these teas. They do not command your attention and help you focus. Their good tastes will just blend in to become part of you.

  • 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
  • GABA Orange
    USD 28.80

    GABA Orange Extra, de-oxygenised oxidation Taiwan oolong

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    Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Enriched:

    There maybe a few other options of GABA tea out there, but to produce one that is fine tasting as well as certified organic requires real experience, dedication and stringent process management. Presenting GABA Orange from Nantou, Taiwan. Our answer to those of you wanting naturally formed GABA from a nice tasting oolong, with that touch of orange wonderfully developed in the tealeaves themselves. Nature always has surprises for us. We just have to work with it to make it happen. ( What is GABA? ) Connoisseur Class iconInfusion colour: Dark AmberNeutral EnergyUSDA-Organic-SealGreat Value icon Net weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 28.80
    USD 28.80
  • Huangshan Maofeng Spring Equinox
    USD 19.10

    Huangshan Spring Equinox, maofeng green tea

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    Pre-Qingming Maofeng:

    Huangshan (translate: Yellow Mountain) is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a China national conservation. Besides beautiful sceneries, it is also the origin for many a fine teas, such as Huangshan Maofeng. The tender young leaf shoot to make Huangshan Spring Equinox is always plucked with one or two tiny immediate leaves. A much sought after green tea amongst connoisseurs worldwide. Delta classInfusion colorTCM Coolgreat value Net weight: 40 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 19.10
    USD 19.10
  • USD 22.10

    Luan Guapian Supreme, traditional green tea

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    The sweetness in a unique bitter green

    Unlike other green teas that are prized for plucking early in Spring, leaves of Da Guazi need to be quite grown and spread in order to make a fine Luan Guapian. This gives the proper biochemistry that yields enough pectin for the tea's signature velvety texture and unique bitter character. This is possible only with a special local cultivar — Da Guazi — Big Melon Seed, hence the funny name. Some say it takes enough experience in life for a person to appreciate the bitterness in a food or drink. We think maybe it only takes a person with a truly sensitive taste faculty to understand and prize such a wonderful tea. Delta classInfusion colorTCM ColdGreat value! Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 22.10
    USD 22.10
  • 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
  • Taiwan Oolong: Alishan Jinxuan
    USD 18.90

    Winter Alishan Jinxuan, bouquet style Taiwan oolong

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    the oolong with an accent of milk

    In the early 80’s when the tea was first available to the market, tea tasters described Jinxuan oolong as having an accent of milk. The simple remark has sparked waves of imitation products, all involving adding flavouring. This continues until today. Jinxuan maybe one of the more popular cultivars in Taiwan, but it takes mastery to harvest and process it properly for that natural and slight “milk” accents, and all the other finer tea qualities. Tea Hong’s Alishan Jinxuan is just that. Non-blended first flush superbly produced to the same balance as Prof Wu Zhenduo* had originally intended it to be. As the same cleansing, soft taste profile that made it famous in the beginning. Nothing added, purely as we have always like our tea to be.
    Chrysanthemum class Morning sun yellow TCM Cold Taichi Staff Pick icon Great value!
    Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 18.90
    USD 18.90
  • Light-bake green tea: Anji Baipian aka Anji Baicha
    USD 22.10

    White Tea of Anji, traditional green tea

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    The Green Tea that is called White

    If a green tea is judged only by how umami it is, a lower grade than Tea Hong’s Anji Baipian* 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 and soft 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.
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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 22.10
    USD 22.10
  • 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
  • Imperial Topaz 2016
    USD 24.30

    Imperial Topaz, matured Nepal hand-rolled black tea

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    Hand-rolled Himalayan Tips:

    Although tea from this part of the world has not been best known for smoothness, there can be exceptions provided that there is the proper knowledge and experience. Together with the work of Nature. Imperial Topaz is such a tea. Hand-rolled and masterfully processed for a soft and round profile yet rich with the distinctive mineral accents representative of the region, the bright orange infusion delivers what is best from the Himalayas coupled with the modesty and gentleness of a Chinese black. Imperial Topaz is not only a gem of Nepali tea, but also an example of what can be achieved when we tea people share and work together across boundaries. Delta classInfusion colorTCM NeutralTea Master's Choice iconUSDA certified organicEU certified Organic Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 24.30
    USD 24.30
  • Eternal Spring 2016
    USD 14.80

    Eternal Spring, light style Taiwan oolong

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    Green and Naturally Fragrant:

    Winter harvest Taiwan oolongs have always been prized for crispier floral fragrance, as in the case of autumn Minnan Tieguanyins, except that Taiwan ones generally have softer bodies and aromas. While maintaining these characters, Tea Hong’s Eternal Spring excels with an exceptionally green freshness and yet a fine oolong sweetness. A taste profile most friendly for oolong rookies and yet with such unique quality that can complement any serious connoisseur’s collection. Connoisseur's classLemon yellowTCM: Cold EnergyStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 14.80
    USD 14.80
  • Shan Lin Xi Oolong product shot
    USD 21.40

    Shan Lin Xi, light style Taiwan oolong

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    From the Stream of Cypress Woods

    To most people, teas from Taiwan are synonymous with high mountain oolongs. Officially, these are the four top subregions for the tea: Alishan, Shan Lin Xi, Li Shan, and Yu Shan. We already carry quite a few Alishan’s, to find one from the others, we have been relentlessly searching. It has to be one comparable to those from Alishan but individualistic enough. Shan Lin Xi — literally Stream of Cypress Woods — is an area deep in a national reserve in the mountainous central area of the island country. Two hour driving from the station in the small city of Chia Yi, you will have climbed 1000m on the curvy roads deep in the sparse village areas with dense tall trees and quite many degrees lower than down there. Tea patches are hidden here and there amongst forests, occasional clusters of bamboos and a great diversity of wild plants. The same Chin Hsin Gan Chi cultivar grown here yields leaves that seem to have acquired a different character, a somehow lighter yet more complex, more stimulating tinkle. Previously when I was still operating a teahouse, some customers came to do Zen with tea as the medium. I guess this Shan Lin Xi Oolong can be one for it too.
    Taichi Class Canary yellow TCM Cool Energy Tea Master's Choice icon
    Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pillow pack
    USD 21.40
    USD 21.40
  • 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
  • Green tea: Silver Curls
    USD 14.00

    Silver Curls, traditional green tea

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    Biluochun on a budget

    In 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.
    Connoisseur Class icon Lemon yellow TCM Cool Energy Staff Pick icon Great Value icon
    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 14.00
    USD 14.00
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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
  • Organic white tea — Mini Peony
    USD 13.80

    Mini Peony, matured white tea

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    Organic Golden White Tea

    All classic tastes today had once been novel. In the category of white tea, there is much room for developing a fuller spectrum of fine tastes. Mini Peony is Tea Hong’s answer for a different tasting alternative to the classic White Peonies. Processed from a new cultivar, and grown organically in the scenic mountains in Huangshan, this smaller size version of white peony has all the goodness of genuine white tea, but delivered in the compact, less hairy orchid shape whole leaves. The gold infusion is characterised with its own distinct sweet milky notes as a fine selection in its own rights. Connoisseur's classInfusion colorTCM ColdUSDA Organic CertifiedEU Organic Certified Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 13.80
    USD 13.80
  • April Mist
    USD 25.80

    April Mist, traditional green tea

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    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: cloud and mist) makes a distinct difference from its counterparts that may look similar. Connoisseur classInfusion colorTCM CoolStaff Pick iconGreat value Net weight: 100 g (3.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 25.80
    USD 25.80
  • 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.
    Delta class Lemon yellow TCM Cool Energy Staff Pick icon Great Value
    Net weight: 100g (3.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 18.30
    USD 18.30