Red Plum Classic has been produced from leaves of Longjing tea bushes since its beginning in mid 19th century. Because of the nature of this unique use of cultivar, it acquires a very different character from most other black tea: tastes and aromas associated more with berries and plums on a foundation that reminds of the savoriness of finer Longjings, albeit the light, yet typical sweetness of finer black teas.
Mild floral fragrance with the warmth of cookies and chocolate accented with berries and plums. Lively, lightly sweet body with accents of berries and an undertone of Longjing savouriness. Refreshing, sweet, lightly citric and floral aftertaste.
For an easy mug of tea, infuse for 7~8 minutes using a ratio of 1g to 130ml of water. Decrease the tealeaves to water ratio but increase the infusion duration when using a 4-cup teapot or larger.
If you prefer to maximise the taste experience, keep infusion time short (30 sec ~ 3 minutes) for the tea’s lively and floral character. Increase the ratio of tealeaves to at least 2g to 100 ml of water. Use an infusion vessel of capacity between 100ml to 250ml.
* We are proud to be able to say that the current harvest has a most outstanding and archetypical taste profile of the original Red Plum Classic.
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.
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.
The fine mastery that produces Tea Hong’s Honey Orchid has to be coupled with select first flush harvests from high grown tea bushes in order to deliver the kind of quality only a restricted circle of tea aficionados have known and kept to their secret. The overall production volume for such quality in the whole Phoenix region is only a few thousand kilos after all. Most will go to local elites, and the rest to the few hardcore Phoenix oolong fans that are also tea merchants, like us.
Unlike other green teas that are prized for plucking early in Spring, leaves of Da Guazi need to be quite open in order to make a fine Luan Guapian. This gives the proper biochemistry that yields enough pectin for the tea’s signature velvety texture and 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.