Maturing of dark tea demand good scientific understanding of the process and experienced selection of initial batches. We have devised a special approach to deliver quality incomparable by others at even higher price points. Tea Hong’s Menghai Spring is prized for its dark liquor with a silkily smooth body but without being too soft. A classic representation of fine “shu cha” puer.
Round, warm, earthy aroma with a slight sweetness of freshly cut hay and lightly toasted grains. Elegantly full silky body with a sweetness coming on very slowly and lightly. Tints of fresh herbs. Long sweet aftertaste.
Infuse light for regular drinking, but can be made very strong for small sips after greasy meals. Always blanch well before infusion with 100°C water. Use a genuine Yixing pot for better results.
This is a more affordable version of the most sought after Chinese green tea. While some people are willing to pay thousands for a small pack of the earliest harvest in Spring, Tea Hong brings you what is authentic but slightly later in season, for similar enjoyment but much less in price. It is, nevertheless, still a first flush — some tea grows slower than others, dependent on the cultivar, horticulture and micro-climate.
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 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.
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.