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.
Soft, smooth and deep aroma of sun-dried sweet date in an overtone of raw honey. Hints of woodsy spices on accents of butter and suggestions of vanilla. Gentle, silky liquor with a delicate full body comprising of kumquat peel, apple, anise seed, malt, cream and a sweet touch of Chinese liquorice. Quenching and cleansing aftertaste.
For an elegant and superbly fine tea like this, your personal preference matters as to how you prepare it. On the basis of 90°C, use a slightly higher temperature for more sharpness; a slightly lower temperature for longer infusion durations ( as relative to gone infusion style ) for a fuller body.
Since 2017, we have upgraded the house label “Orchid Gratus” to describe this much revered classic style Phoenix. Its TCM property is repositioned accordingly.
Our selection is produced in Wudong, the mecca of Fenghuang Dancong, from farmers who follow strict traditional practices and harvest only in Spring and one crop per year. This ensures authentic quality.
The original cultivar name, Juduozai ( ju-duo-zai, Teeth of Little Saw Blade ), is as well known as the marketing name Xingren Xiang — Fragrance of Almond ( referring to Chinese almond as that in the herbal shop, not the big fat one for snack ), thanks to popular use in the local market.
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.Net weight: 40 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
Wild Tree Black Tea is Tea Hong’s very own product developed from the old tea bushes in a deserted farm we discovered for creating its smooth and pleasant taste profile. It offers a delicate floral character without being astringent; tastefulness while sweet. This is possible only by masterfully processing the first flush of this secret tea bush that we grow on the hills on the northern tip of Fujian, from which tribunal teas had once been the most prized for centuries.Net weight: 80 g (2.8 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
Through years of researches a fine cultivar carrying the best traits of all the finest Wuyi natural cultivars is now mature and producing. Introducing Tea Hong’s Sacred Lily. Perhaps the most beautiful of all Wuyi oolongs. Grown deep in the steep mountains away from the touristy spots and masterfully processed for subtlety, complexity, and smoothness in taste. A tea that no true oolong connoisseur should miss.