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.
Bright, bouquet aroma carried in a buttery undertone. Soft, silky, sweet, refreshing infusion with slight hints of plum and wild honey. Refreshing aftertaste.
This is a soft-tasting tea. As such, it withstands carelessness in infusion quite well. To maximize its taste potential, use more leaves, higher temperature, but shorter time as a rule of thumb. For example, in a 160ml gaiwan, throw in 6 grams of leaves blanch with water at 100°C and then infuse for 1 minute for a satisfying liquor but mild enough even for your 6 year-old child. This approach also yield better aroma. Repeat infusion and gradually lengthen the infusion time till the leaves do not yield a good enough drink. Beware: this tea is very tightly rolled, a teaspoonful is easily 6 grams.
This tea has been cold-stored until shipping. While it is perfectly alright to let it stay in room temperature for a couple of months, its maximum aroma and taste profile decrease upon extended shelving in room temperature. If you do not plan to consume the pack soon, it is better to store it in the fridge, sealed and better yet in another layer of ziploc bag. To return the leaves to room temperature, take the pack out at least 2 hours before opening. This is key to subsequent storage and maximum infusion results.
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.
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.
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: misty) makes a distinct difference from its counterparts that may look similar.
This is a more affordable version of the most sought after Chinese green tea. While some people are willing to pay thousands for a small pack of the earliest harvest in Spring, Tea Hong brings you what is authentic but slightly later in season, for similar enjoyment but much less in price. It is, nevertheless, still a first flush — some tea grows slower than others, dependent on the cultivar, horticulture and micro-climate.