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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.

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    Wenshan Paochong tealeaves
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    Wenshan Paochong

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    "Baozhong" from a true Taiwan master

    Originally labelled as “Floral Aroma Tea”, today Paochong is produced in many parts of Taiwan and China, but that in the northern part of Taiwan around Taipei, where it made its name*, remains the most reputable. The highest quality is found in only a few small family farms where the traditional craft continues to pass on and evolve. Like that of Master Weng. Although his production management is certified as ISO22000, this 5th generation tea farmer insists that processing is an art and personally attends to all details of the workflow. That is probably why his farm has won in not only Paochong competitions but also a nationally awarded agricultural entity. Tea Hong is proud to present the best work of this highly devoted tea master. Likely to bring a much more joyous experience than any of what made the tea famous in the past centuries, for what the arts and science, love and sweats have accumulatively invested in its making. Delta classMorning sun yellowTCM Neutral-cool Energy Taichigreat valueStaff Pick icon Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Tieguanyin Light
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    Tieguanyin Stout

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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
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  • Tea Hong: Bang Xie Puer Maocha
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    Bang Xie Maocha 2007

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    Whipping Rattan Tea

    In historical herbal literature, tea is referred to as bitter, “extremely chilly” to the body constituents, but effectively detoxicating. That basically is what is the raw tea leaf. While green tea is cooked, and most white tea is from plants that are severely tamed through breeding, Pu’er maocha maybe the closest thing one can get commercially nowadays for what the ancients had referred to. Yet in order to offer a tea that is taste worthy, we have to find plants that are strong and and soil that is rich to provide that potential. And dry those leaves from the first flush and age them well to round off all the edges and deepen the tastes. A Whipping Rattan Tea bush is such pruned that buds just flush in the tips of its few branches. All the plant’s nutrients are thus focused in these few young leaves. We think that would be good raw material for us to process and age. Presenting the very special Whipping Rattan Bang Xie Maocha, aged since 2007. A unique Pu’er tea in every way.
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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Shan Lin Xi Oolong product shot
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    Shan Lin Xi 2020

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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.
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    Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pillow pack
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    TTES 17 green tea Bai Lu
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    Snowy Egret

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    Bai Lu Green Tea

    Most green tea varieties made in Taiwan are processed with an approach so minimalist that the quality of the harvest and the characteristics of the cultivar almost entirely dictate the resultant taste profile. Processing skills are needed there to optimise it but when the weather or harvesting condition are not good, there is not a lot one can do during processing to salvage the quality. In order to deliver the very best representation of what a premium Taiwan green tea can be, we have chosen a flavourful cultivar that many have used to produce black teas and Oriental Beauty with for our green tea: TTES#17*. Tea Hong’s Snowy Egret is made in a specially designated farm from only the first flush of Bai Lu and masterfully handmade by the farm’s owner. Still, a fine harvest like this one in offer cannot be taken for granted every year.
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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Taiwan Oolong: Alishan Jinxuan
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    Alishan Jinxuan Winter 2020

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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
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  • Matured White Tea: King Silver
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    King Silver 2010

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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
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    Light-bake green tea: Anji Baipian aka Anji Baicha
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    White Tea of Anji 2021

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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.
    icon-taichi Lemon yellow TCM Cool Energy Staff Pick icon
    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Serene Water Pearl Tea 2017
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    Serene Water Pearl Tea

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    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. Connoisseur's classInfusion colorTCM CoolGreat value Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu pillow
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    Imperial Topaz 2016
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    Imperial Topaz 2016

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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
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    Organic white tea — Mini Peony
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    Mini Peony 2016

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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
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    White tea: Premodern Peony
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    Premodern Peony 2011

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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
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    Keemun Snails 2016
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    Keemun Snails 2018

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    Fragrant Curls:

    If you prefer a simpler taste profile than our Keemun Traditional Supreme, but want to enjoy the character of a Keemun black tea, Keemun Snails maybe the one tea for you. Slightly sweeter and lighter than the former, these tightly rolled tiny little swirls releases a gently warm and yet floral and sweet aroma to help you slowly start off your day, or move it along. Deliciously different from the bitterness of many other blacks, the fine taste from these wriggles maybe a pleasant twist from your previous perceptions of this beverage category.
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    Net weight: 80 g (2.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    GABA Orange
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    GABA Orange Extra

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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
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  • White Peony Classic Long 2016
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    White Peony Classic Long 2019

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    Zhenghe Bai Mudan King

    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. This is the best and most classical representation from the origin, aka King of White Peony, a favorite by many white tea connoisseurs. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM Neutral-coolStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack SaveSave
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    Keemun FOP 2016
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    Keemun FOP 2016

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    Qimen Flowery Orange Pekoe:

    Most teas in our collections are "artisan" teas made with intense craftsmanship, but we want also to offer choices that are price competitive yet still in respectable quality. Introducing Keemun FOP, produced by a Chinese government recognised national showcase factory for classic Keemun standards. Everything at top quality level of the "Keemun" name, as known in the mass market. Great for breakfast, afternoon tea or your carrot cake party, with milk or not, like a good old fashioned flowery orange pekoe should be. Connoisseur classInfusion colorTCM Neutral-warmGreat value Net weight: 110 g (3.9 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Cold Peak 2016
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    Cold Peak 2018

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    Dong Ding Classic:

    The traditional style of baking Taiwan oolong is a vanishing art. That is one reason older connoisseurs are saying tea is not tasting like it used to. Fewer and fewer people are able to master the delicate art except for Yu Wen, our Taiwan farmer. She is dedicated to bringing that heritage back in vogue. Taiwan oolong properly baked is healthier and friendlier to the stomach for everyone after all, and used to be what makes Cold Peak — Dong Ding — the quintessential Taiwan oolong — soft, sweet and with a warm, nectarous aroma. We are glad that we can present you with such quality. Chrysanthemum classGoldTCM: Neutral EnergyStaff pick Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pillow
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    Eternal Spring 2016
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    Eternal Spring 2020

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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
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    Longjing Pure
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    Longjing Pure

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    Export Grade 1 Special:

    Finer and safer quality Longjing from the genuine origin has become so high price that there is a great demand for alternatives. Tea Hong’s Longjing Pure is produced deep in the high mountains in a national conservation area away from pollution. Same latitude as Hangzhou, but higher up in altitude. Even more ideal for green tea. Not only does it answer the market need but can also satisfy the connoisseur’s high requirement for taste authenticity. Tea Hong’s Longjing Pure. Purely Longjing. Connoisseur's classInfusion color: Morning sun yellowTCM character: coolGreat valueStaff pick Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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  • Huangshan Cuiyu
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    Huangshan Cuiyu

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    Yuqian Huangshan Maofeng:

    Huangshan Maofeng green tea is a must-have souvenir when one visits Huangshan. However, even if you know the way to real teashops rather than tourist traps, a pack of such quality as Tea Hong's Cuiyu would come at a high price. That is why this pleasant tasting and slightly sweet baked green tea is a most popular item not only for our retail, but also export. To maintain consistent high quality, we employ only harvest before the lunar almanac demarkation of “guyu” — the first rain for seeding, around early to mid-April. "Yuqian" — before the rain — is the traditional term for this. Connoisseur's classinfusion color: lemon yellowTCM character: coolStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 35 g (1.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Taiping Houkui Premium 2017
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    Taiping Houkui Premium 2019

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    Bujian Special:

    A very special tea bush — Camellia sinensis cultivar Shidaye — makes this unique looking tea. Each and every tediously selected pluck is carefully flattened between meshes during the slow baking process. We select only the best of these top grades for the fresh, cooling and cleansing sensations that complete this tea's purpose in addition to being wonderful to look at. Delta classInfusion colorTCM Cold Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
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    Luan Guapian Supreme 2021
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    Luan Guapian Supreme 2021

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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
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    April Mist
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    April Mist 2021

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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
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  • Green tea: Silver Curls
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    Silver Curls

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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
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    Huangshan Maofeng Spring Equinox
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    Huangshan Spring Equinox 2021

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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
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  • Jasmine Scented Green Tea: Honey Pearl Pekoe
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    Honey Pearl Pekoe

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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
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    Silver Needle Supreme
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    Silver Needle Supreme 2020

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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
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    White Peony Zhenghe
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    White Peony Zhenghe 2016

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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
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