Produced with the leaves from the cousin of our Song Cultivar, Tea Hong’s Huangzhi Xiang Classic is baked with more depth and thus a classic Phoenix oolong finish. Like all other tea of this family, patience and expertise in proper finish-processing and maturing is critical in delivering quality. It is a traditional art that has been largely forgotten. We are bringing it back at Tea Hong. The taste quality of this very Fenghuang Dancong tells you why this heritage matters. It is also the reason one may pay more elsewhere for a tea of the same name, but not quite getting the same level of enjoyment.
Scent of the blossom of kumquat carried in a creamy overtone with accents of freshly baked gingerbread, nutmeg and peach. Silky liquor. Bright, lively infusion with distinctive tangerine and kumquat accents and the after-rain smell of highland forrest. Pleasant, long lasting tinkling sensation that is almost like effervescent. Long, mouth watering aftertaste and malty freshness.
This oolong is not to be confused with its cousin, the thorough breed Song Cultivar Huangzhi Xiang. The latter is always baked to a slightly lighter degree for a balance of all its taste properties. Difference in the tree’s biological inheritance and even better environment also give the grander tea its distinction.
On the other hand, Huangzhi Xiang Classic is superb value for every gram of taste the dollar can buy.
While it is absolutely fine to use this tea in gongfu tea-making, conventional longer infusion is also able to render the taste profile well, as do all classic style Phoenixes. If you take this route, make sure you use an appropriate leaf to water ratio and brew longer than normal. Drain all the liquid into a decanter once the desired time is reached.
Try 1.5 g per 100 ml, 6 min in 500 ml pot or smaller; 1.2g per 100 ml, 8 min in larger pots. Adjust ratio to preference. Increase infusion time by 50% on each repeated infusion. 95°C infusion temperature.
While you can get many repeated infusions in gongfu style, expect 2 times only in the longer approach.
No this is not the beer but 100% pure oolong. Wuyi classic oolongs in general distinguish themselves from other oolongs with a stout, rather immediate and powerful impact. Tea Hong’s Cream Stout differs from the crowd with a soft creamy finish and a light tone of cream that is developed naturally in the tealeaves themselves. This is possible only with a new pedigree of tea cultivar, Aijiao Wulong. We believe you’ll like the oolong much better than the beer, as we do.Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
Deep in the mountains away from the tourist infested Sun Moon Lake, small tea bushes tidily populate small patches of rectangles between wild forrest and various orchards. A cross between Burma and a native wild tea, this Hong Yu cultivar, born right here in 1999, shines with a vibrant young green. It dominates the ambience with a smell that is both fresh and spicy. Farmers here still process black tea in small batches in the old fashioned way, though with the aid of a few new technologies for monitoring. Red Jade — the Fragrance of Taiwan — has to be so processed to that distinctive floral yet spicy aroma, minty and complex taste on a smooth body to be worthy of name.Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
Before Chaozhou Guest Hotel was privatised, this officially appointed lodging for visiting high-ranking government officials used to serve only classic style Phoenix oolongs in all of their restaurants*. Tea Hong’s Phoenix Classic could well be the special quality in the large white porcelain teapot on the breakfast table sitting next to bamboo steamers holding finely crafted dim sums for the privileged guests. All fine and quintessential characters of the classic Phoenix oolong can be found in this tea — Sweet, fruity, and lively with notes of peach and dried longan, lychee and sweet potato. A proud heritage of Guangdong oolong.Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
The intense and unique bouquety perfume of Tea Hong's Tieguanyin Floral comes from bioactive substances formed naturally upon proper processing of the young leaves from the Tieguanyin cultivar. Enjoy also its velvety texture and smooth taste upon stronger brewing, when you can steal a few minutes away from the hectics of the day to focus on preparing a nice little cup (or two) for drifting away. Only first flush from young bushes is used for this level of gastronomic excellence.Net weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack