This tea maybe the same name as the low quality tea used in dimsum restaurants but it certainly tastes like another tea. Well, it is the ORIGINAL Shuixian, the famous oolong that grows on dark rock cliffs in the depth of Wuyi Mountains. Narcissus Classic, like most other deeper baked oolongs, goes well with a wide range of cuisines and desserts and is a great digestive. Also an adaptable tea for preparation with other ingredients, such as ginger and raw sugar, and a safer tea for the weaker stomach.
Deep, sweet, warm and complex aroma. Tints of sweet roots and an undertone of apple butter with a balanced toasty cereal overtone. Accents of moss and herbs that are typical of high grown oolongs. Dark amber stout infusion rounded with good malty sweetness in a silky texture. Slight citrus accents and immediate, tinkling spicy, bittersweet aftertaste.
A great tea for developing your infusion technique for its varying taste profile when infused differently.
Those who prefer white tea as their daily drink but want a bit more stimulations in taste, White Peony from Zhenghe is a great choice. It is air dried for a longer duration from a different cultivar, Zhenghe Dabai. The resultant tea tastes slightly sharper and longer than Silver Needles or Fuding style White Peony. A fine tea that is most affordably priced.
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.
Unlike other green teas that are prized for plucking early in Spring, the leaves for making a fine Luan Guapian are waited until the young leaf buds are open and quite spread out. It is this growth that gives the leaves the biochemistry that yields enough pectin for the velvety texture and the slightly sweet character. This unique nature is possible only with a special local cultivar — Da Guazi — Big Melon Seed, hence the funny name. If Longjing is too savoury and Taiping Houkui is too “green” for you, Lu’an Guapian is a great alternative of high quality with a different, yet pleasant and lively character.
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, giving the appearance of feathers in the cap, literally. We select only the best of these top grades for the fresh, cooling and cleansing sensations that makes enjoying this tea also true to the meaning of the expression.