The field that Master Chen bought in scenic Huangshan in China is quite many times larger than his family tea farm in Nantou, Taiwan. He has brought with him what he thinks are most important to realise his vision: his Taiwan tea cultivars and decades of experience, to turn this beautiful piece of the mountain into his organic production base. Now after years of sweating we have organic versions of some of the most authentic tasting Taiwan teas: Paochong, wulong green, and this trendy wulong black tea. Mi infuses to a sweet, light tasting cup of comfort, a refuge from the daily hectics on your way to realise your own vision.
Soft, plumy aroma with distinct accents of raisin and fresh prune. Mild, slightly sweet body with a citric tone. Lingering notes of dried kumquat, lychee, plum and grapefruit.
Infuse in larger pots at 1 to 100 ratio for 5 minutes, for straight-drinking. Add 100% to 150% more leaves that are crushed if you want to add sugar or milk in the tea. Use two-thirds the leaves amount if you want to put the hot tea in a thermos to take out. Adjust the leaf amount according to personal taste but try to keep infusion time less than 6 minutes at all time.
Use almost boiling water in a gongfu approach. 7 to 100 ratio for 25 sec to start with.
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.
Slowly cured in the grand tradition in the origin of white teas, Fuding, Tea Hong’s White Peony Classic Floral maintains the original character of floral aroma with a sweet, refreshing taste. White Peony Classic Floral is a first flush from a high altitude garden of pure Fuding Daibai cultivar, ensuring the best possible health potency of white tea.
For real aficionados who would not be satisfied until they have discovered a deeper depth, a rounder fullness and a more lingering sweetness, we’d go overboard to offer the extreme. Rarest small batches of leaves from special bushes individually processed only by top masters. Such as this supreme quality Milan Xiang Dancong. For those who demand more potential from the leaves for fulfilling their infusion skills. For thirsty souls seeking a moment of tranquility in the depth of the tinkling after-sweetness of Honey Orchid Supreme.
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.