Xin Yang Maojian, first flush green tea
A pine-needle shaped green tea, roasted and baked
In the green tea grand tradition, a fine quality is defined not by a single virtual, but rather a balance of several epicurean characteristics. Such as that between the floral and the chestnutty aspects of this tea. Or that between its sweet and herbaceous characters. To contain such richness in these pine needle like tiny tealeaves, it requires not only a great horticultural environment but also mastery in harvesting and production processing. The multiple steps of roasting, rolling and baking have to be optimally timed, temperatured and delicately performed. We proudly present Xin Yang Maojian, the essence of a grand tradition humbly packaged in these delicately rolled minuscule leaves.
Whether you come onto this page for the name of this “one of the 10 most famous Chinese teas”, or that you want to find a better tasting version than the last one you bought somewhere else, Tea Hong’s Xin Yang Maojian is a fine green tea that is suitable for whole day drinking or that special aficionado tea competition party.
Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
Home, Tea, Green teas, Huangshan - Anhui, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Cold Energy
The sweetness in a unique bitter greenUnlike other green teas that are prized for plucking early in Spring, leaves of Da Guazi need to be quite grown and spread 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 unique bitter character. This is possible only with a special local cultivar — Da Guazi — Big Melon Seed, hence the funny name. Some say it takes enough experience in life for a person to appreciate the bitterness in a food or drink. We think maybe it only takes a person with a truly sensitive taste faculty to understand and prize such a wonderful tea. Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
Home, Tea, Green teas, Taiwan, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Cool Energy
Bai Lu Green TeaMost green tea varieties made in Taiwan are processed with an approach so minimalist that the quality of the harvest and the characteristics of the cultivar almost entirely dictate the resultant taste profile. Processing skills are needed there to optimise it but when the weather or harvesting condition are not good, there is not a lot one can do during processing to salvage the quality. In order to deliver the very best representation of what a premium Taiwan green tea can be, we have chosen a flavourful cultivar that many have used to produce black teas and Oriental Beauty with for our green tea: TTES#17*. Tea Hong’s Snowy Egret is made in a specially designated farm from only the first flush of Bai Lu and masterfully handmade by the farm’s owner. Still, a fine harvest like this one in offer cannot be taken for granted every year.
Green teas, Zhejiang, Floral Aromas, Stronger Tastes, Cold Energy
Kaihua Longding — a rare shoot leaf green teaSome people like their green tea soft and sweet, others may prefer a good umami. Yet this leaf shoot tea is neither. Its bitterness is accented by its sharpness on a bold, full body. After Longjing, of all the other green teas from the Zhejiang region, my personal strongest preference goes to Kaihua Longding. To me it is an alternative to a shot of single malt in a heavy evening, or an afternoon kick of espresso. Its pleasant aftertaste is paralleled by neither. Since encountering the true quality of this tea, I have always wanted to put it in my collection, only to be refrained from extraordinary high asking prices. Genuine ones are rare after all. It has been extremely fortunate, after 13 years, to have located our current farmer willing to sell at this affordable price so we can offer it here to you. Tea Hong’s Dragon Tip is Kaihua Longding at its very best.
Green teas, Zhejiang, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Cool Energy
The Green Tea that is called WhiteIf a green tea is judged only by how umami it is, a lower grade than Tea Hong’s Anji Baipian* may already top the chart. The grace of this top quality of one of the most sought after name in green teas is not measured only by its savouriness, but its silky smooth and soft body and elegance in its taste character. Perhaps that is why the small county of Anji is never producing enough to satisfy the demand from the growing affluent class in China. That said, it is good to see a small counter trend against the taste of expensive vulgarity in that vast population.
Sweet floral aroma overtone with accents of caramel, chestnut, vanilla and baked seaweed. Cooling undertone. Tints of sea salt. Smooth, lightly savoury liquor suggesting sweet baked pea on a long, yet mild malty base. Cool and sweet aftertaste.
85°C to 90°C at 2g to 100 ml for small vessels at 5 min; or 1.2g to 100 ml for larger vessels at 8 min for an infusion balancing strength and smoothness. For shorter infusion time, 4g to 100ml at 20 sec after an initial blanch, if you are a tea aficionado. Adjust leaf to water ratio for balance between strength and smoothness.
|Dimensions||18 × 9 × 5 cm|
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