The traditional style of baking Taiwan oolong is a vanishing art. That is one reason why older connoisseurs are saying tea is not tasting as it used to. Fewer and fewer people are able to master the delicate art except for Yu Wen, the daughter of our Taiwan farmer. She is dedicated to bringing that heritage back in vogue again. 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.
Warm, floral aroma carrying notes of dried fruits and with the overtone of the woods after rain. Soft, slightly sweet infusion with accents of the dried fruits of plum, peach and apple. Supple, round body with silky tactility. Slight hints of cinnamon an licorice. Sweet aftertaste.
This is a soft-tasting tea. As such, it withstands carelessness in infusion quite well. However, if you are using a larger teapot, make sure you preheat the pot well enough and use infusion water at maximally 95°C. It can be more flexible in smaller infusion ware such as a gaiwan or an infusion mug. The trickiest part is getting the right amount of leaves: it is an extremely tightly rolled tea and therefore deceivingly small in quantity before infusion. Use a scale if possible. In the event that you use a bit too much leaves, the tea does not taste bitter or astringent, but rather dry and a distorted profile. Use a shorter infusion time and a higher temperature to adjust in such case.
Song pedigree tea cultivar Huangzhi Xiang distinguishes itself from others of the same name not only by its living ancestor that has been carbon-dated back to the 13th century (late Song), but also by the elegantly complex taste and aroma of the tea it yields. That is why it is the most revered of all Phoenix oolong in its own origin and at the nearby Gongfu Tea Capital of the World — Chaozhou.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
Plus 20 g more for free! = 60 g. That is 50% more tea for free
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 dried for a longer duration from a different cultivar, Zhenghe Dabai. The resultant tea tastes slightly sharper and longer than Silver Needles or Fuding style White Peony. A fine tea that is most affordably priced.
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, giving the appearance of feathers in the cap, literally. We select only the best of these top grades for the fresh, cooling and cleansing sensations that makes enjoying this tea also true to the meaning of the expression.
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.