Most teas in our collections are “artisan” teas made with intense craftsmanship, but we want also to offer choices that are price competitive yet still in respectable quality. Introducing Keemun FOP, produced by a Chinese government recognised national showcase factory for classic Keemun standards. Everything at top quality level of the “Keemun” name, as known in the mass market. Great for breakfast, afternoon tea or your carrot cake party, with milk or not, like a good old fashioned flowery orange pekoe should be.
Fresh, sweet aroma with floral notes and hints of plums and prune. Light undertone of smokiness. Lively sweet infusion with a distinctive orange* peel accent and notes also of plums and prune. Refreshing, fruity sweet aftertaste.
This is a good tea to enjoy plain. Keep infusion time relatively shorter, between 1 to 6 minutes, for its optimum taste. Use an infuser or an infuser bag for easily separating the tealeaves from the tea liquor, and for easier cleaning. Do not blanch the leaves prior to infusion, but preheat the infusion vessel well. Use a higher tealeaves to water ratio for a fuller body if you need it strong for adding sugar or milk.
*Orange Pekoe is the name of a grading system and there has been no evidence linking between that name and this taste character. As to why the word orange is in the name, there are a few theories. The most convincing one is that it is attributed to the House of Orange-Nassau, the ruling family of the Netherlands/Belgium when the country was the most important tea trader in Europe.
For people who like classic style Phoenix but desire something more mellow than Honey Orchid, Orchid Gratus offers a taste that is as full-bodied. It is balanced with as subtle a warm and slightly sweet aroma. Not only is this a great choice for the veteran tea connoisseur who seeks peace in the cup, but is also a bridge between softer oolongs and the more vibrant world of taste in Fenghuang Dancong.Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
To us, offering the extremely rare Shiguping Wulong is not a challenge enough. We think we should give you the best of its kind. Trekking further deep into the mountain above the elusive main village of Shiguping we found the patch of land which the locals called Liao-xi-ya, where it all began. The tea is softer, yet fuller and even more complex than that in the main village. The very original Shiguping Wulong*, as highly acclaimed by the man who devoted all of his life in advocating oolongs of Phoenix, the 74 years-old tea specialist Huang Bozi.Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packSaveSave
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
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