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.
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.
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
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To acquire really fine Long-jing in rapidly changing China, we had to search away from tourists infested localities, and yet still faithful to the origin of Hangzhou. In Wu’s farm where the underground water is crisp and the air sweet, our Long-jing master realizes the environment is more important than the convenience; there would be no quality without the traditional respect for Nature. Tea Hong’s Long-jing Spring Equinox might well be used by nobles and mandarins in their tea competition when Emperor Qianlong was still young and flamboyant, and crazy about the tea.
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.