Like Rou Gui and Shuixian, Meizhan has long been a major production cultivar in Wuyi. It has never attained that level of prestige like the other two though. Perhaps because traders want to hide a big secret. It is a major ingredient to blend with other varieties to produce what flood the high end market with labels of Red Cloak, Tieluohan, Shuijin Gui or such fancy traditional rare teas. We think it deserves a place of its own. Introducing Tea Hong’s Wuyi Meijian. Enjoy its sweet floral aroma uniquely finished with a just right Wuyi style firing. A great tea for all occasions. No fancy names, just pure quality at great value.
In tea, umami taste does not happen only in finer green teas. This Wuyi oolong is an example, although not to that same level of savour as a fine Longjing. It wins, however, with a delightful floral note on top of a sweet, woody aroma deepens with honey cured liquorice root and the earthy scents of the forrest after rain.
Clean, sweet and smooth body with a unique earthy herbal character and cleansing sensation. Consistent accents hinting wolfberry, cinnamon and light tint of peppercorn. Distinctive umami sweetness when infused at fuller strength. Sweet lingering aftertaste in a cleansing, leafy, herbal overtone with hints of liquorice and fennel seeds.
The delightful, cleansing character of Tea Hong’s Meizhan Classic comes alive only when properly blanched and infused. Blanch with near boiling water but infuse at 95°C top. Use longer infusion time when you want it to taste more umami but less clean and soft. Use more leaves and shorter infusion time for a balance.
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
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.
Huangshan (translate: Yellow Mountain) is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and a China national conservation. Besides beautiful sceneries, it is also the origin for many a fine teas, such as Huangshan Maofeng. The tender young leaf shoot to make Huangshan Spring Equinox is always plucked with one or two tiny immediate leaves. A much sought after green tea amongst connoisseurs worldwide.
If classic Phoenix oolongs are too sweet, and bouquet ones too florally aromatic for you, Tea Hong’s Black Leaf Special maybe your cup of tea. It is produced from a new cultivar developed for maltiness and complexity in taste. A very different oolong from the rest. Our special selection is harvested from higher altitudes near the oolong mecca that is Wudong.