A tea can have a fresh, green aroma with accents of blooming flowers or another can be warm, fruity and scents of honey or cooked grains, etc. Their pleasing smells are gentle and calming, nevertheless.
- 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
- Cold Energy, Home, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Oolongs, Taiwan, TeaUSD 25.90
the oolong with an accent of milkIn 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.
Net weight: 130 g (4.6 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 25.90 Quickview
- Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Minnan/ Mindong, Fujian, Neutral-Cool Energy, Tea, White teasUSD 21.00
Baihao Yinzhen at its bestIf 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:
- Traditional processing — it takes more time, more mastery
- Mastery in maturing — not most people in the tea trade know how to mature a white tea like we do
- 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
- 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.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 21.00 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, ZhejiangUSD 23.90
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* 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.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 23.90 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Oolongs, Taiwan, TeaUSD 10.40
Winter 2017 BatchOriginally labelled as “Floral Aroma Tea”, Paochong is nowadays produced in many parts of Taiwan and China. However, not all to the subtle, sweet and smooth quality that the original is meant to be. We have combed different regions to find one that is almost comparable to prize winning ones at the origin but at less than one-third the price. Meishan is a region in itself that has all fine oolong production conditions as the origin Wenshan, only not as famous. This tea is for those who appreciate the genuine taste of Paochong but prefer to put off the budget for the subtle finesse of the first prize tea till later. Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 10.40 Quickview
- Fuller Bodies, Lighter Aromas, Neutral Energy, Oolongs, Taiwan, TeaUSD 25.30
Winter Chin-shin OolongIn 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.
Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pillowUSD 25.30 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
- Fuller Bodies, Lighter Aromas, Neutral Energy, Oolongs, Taiwan, TeaUSD 24.90
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.Net weight: 50 g ( 1.8 oz ) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 24.90 Quickview
- Cold Energy, Home, Huangshan - Anhui, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Organic teas, Tea, White teasUSD 13.10
Organic Golden White TeaAll 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. Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 4.50 out of 5USD 13.10 Quickview
- Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Minnan/ Mindong, Fujian, Neutral Energy, Tea, White teasUSD 12.90
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. Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 12.90 Quickview
- Fuller Bodies, Lighter Aromas, Neutral Energy, Oolongs, Taiwan, TeaUSD 25.30
Slow Baked Tieguanyin:
Over a century of development since transplanting to Taiwan, tieguanyin produced in the emerald island is quite different from its cousin in Mainland China. Not only has the cultivar evolved differently, but also the more authentic technique with which it is produced. Tea Hong’s Alishan Guanyin has a fuller and smoother taste profile. Its distinction is possible through the finesse in its slow baking. Master Chen, who bakes also our Cold Peak, has elevated the processing into an art of leaves and fire.Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pillowRated 5.00 out of 5USD 25.30 Quickview
- Black teas, Huangshan - Anhui, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Neutral Energy, TeaUSD 23.80
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.
Net weight: 80 g (2.8 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 23.80 Quickview
- Black teas, Lighter Aromas, Neutral-Warm Energy, Tea, YunnanUSD 12.10
The People’s Black Tea:
It is said that the first Yunnan black tea was made here in Feng Qing. It is also the origin of the golden tippy tea that was presented as a national gift to Queen Elizabeth II when she first visited China in 1986. To us, what matters more is the pleasant, oatsy tea liquor with that distinct apple flavour and slight bite of citrus that you can drink all day, leaving the mouth feeling fresh and moist anytime in the subtlest way. This friendly taste profile is possible only with select first flush, non-blended leaves properly processed and baked optimally for balance of fragrance and dryness. Our staff says it is the people’s tea. Aptly named.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 12.10 Quickview
- Home, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Neutral Energy, Oolongs, Organic teas, Taiwan, TeaUSD 19.80
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? ) Net weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 19.80 Quickview
- Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Minnan/ Mindong, Fujian, Neutral-Cool Energy, Tea, White teasUSD 13.10
Finest Zhenghe Bai Mudan: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. Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack SaveSaveRated 5.00 out of 5USD 13.10 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Home, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Minnan/ Mindong, Fujian, Tea, White teasUSD 9.90
Lighter Style Bai Mudan:White Peony Fuding is a traditional fine quality Bai Mudan from the origin of Fuding. It is a preferred daily tea for its light; sweet, floral and refreshing taste. Others drink it for the health benefits of a fine white tea. Many teashops offer this as the best white tea. We think it is best for the price. Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 9.90 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Home, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Minnan/ Mindong, Fujian, Tea, White teasUSD 12.20
Finest Fuding Bai Mudan:Slowly cured in the grand tradition in the origin of white teas, Fuding, Tea Hong's White Peony Classic Floral maintains the original character of floral aroma with a sweet, refreshing taste. White Peony Classic Floral is a first flush from a high altitude garden of pure Fuding Daibai cultivar, ensuring the best possible health potency of white tea. Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 4.50 out of 5USD 12.20 Quickview
- Black teas, Home, Huangshan - Anhui, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Neutral Energy, Organic teas, Taiwan, TeaUSD 10.10
Taiwanese Wulong Black:The field that Master Chen bought in scenic Huangshan in China is quite many times larger than his family tea farm in Nantou, Taiwan. He has brought with him what he thinks are most important to realise his vision: his Taiwan tea cultivars and decades of experience, to turn this beautiful piece of the mountain into his organic production base. Now after years of sweating we have organic versions of some of the most authentic tasting Taiwan teas: Paochong, wulong green, and this trendy wulong black tea. Mi infuses to a sweet, light tasting cup of comfort, a refuge from the daily hectics on your way to realise your own vision. Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 10.10 Quickview