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.
Warm, lively floral aroma with definitive undertone of baked mung bean and a slight tint of nutmeg and fennel seed. Smooth, yet vibrant infusion of a slightly malty sweet body accented with a slight fruity tang. Mildly malty aftertaste.
Begin by using water at 85°C and a ratio of 1 g to 100 ml water for smaller vessels, half that for infusions larger than 750 ml. Try 4 min initially for smaller pots and at least 6 min for larger ones.
Raise the temperature for more sharpness and aroma. Reduce infusion time for even softer body. Increase it for more umami. This tea can be sharper when using higher temperature or higher leaf ratio.
60,000 plucks for 500 grams
It is said that they need sixty thousand plucks to make 500 grams of Biluochun. We have not really counted, but this surely is the tiniest leaf size in our whole collection. What does a small leaf size mean? Other than that the leaves are very young and therefore containing a high density of the potent of all tea polyphenols, it also means a lot more hard work per gram of tea!
The photograph above is a non-retouched, single shot of the infused leaves of four green teas. The leaves are put side by side on top of a light box to void background distraction.
For those more demanding connoisseurs who want to enjoy the beautiful and unique appearance of Taiping Houkui, this supreme traditional quality delivers the most enjoyable taste profile of this variety. 100% hand processed and formed from the best quality plucks in its origin, Taiping Houkui Traditional is made the way like it was for tribute to the royal court in dynastic China.Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in wide Kraft-alu pack
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 pack
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.Net weight: 40 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave
A green tea made from the first flush of a Taiwan wulong cultivar grown in the mountains of the Huangshan UNESCO World Heritage Site to the strictest organic standard, Tea Hong’s Organic Spring has a mild and yet flavorful character that changes according to how it is infused and the state of the drinker. This non-demanding fluidity makes this tea a great choice for the Zen sitter and the hard thinker, to whom discovery is a transcendence.Net weight: 40 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack