It is said that the first Yunnan black tea was made here in Feng Qing. It is also the origin of the golden tippy tea that was presented as a national gift to Queen Elizabeth II when she first visited China in 1986. To us, what matters more is the pleasant, oatsy tea liquor with that distinct apple flavour and slight bite of citrus that you can drink all day, leaving the mouth feeling fresh and moist anytime in the subtlest way. This friendly taste profile is possible only with select first flush, non-blended leaves properly processed and baked optimally for balance of fragrance and dryness. Our staff says it is the people’s tea. Aptly named.
Fresh aroma like that of a forest after the rain yet warmed with an overtone of cereal cookies and touches of apple, cinnamon and light accents of chilly pepper. Refreshing, pleasantly direct infusion that can be sweet when at lighter strength, and malty and lightly citric when stronger. Accents of orange peel and light apple sweet aftertaste.
This is a versatile black tea for enjoying plain or with condiments like lemon, brown sugar or with milk etc. If you like to make it stronger, use more leaves and relatively shorter time for extra body and roundness. Optimum infusion temperature 95°C.
The intense and unique bouquety perfume of Tea Hong’s Tieguanyin Floral comes from bioactive substances formed naturally upon proper processing of the young leaves from the Tieguanyin cultivar. Enjoy also its velvety texture and smooth taste upon stronger brewing, when you can steal a few minutes away from the hectics of the day to focus on preparing a nice little cup (or two) for drifting away. Only first flush from young bushes is used for this level of gastronomic excellence.
Those who prefer white tea as their daily drink but want a bit more stimulations in taste, White Peony from Zhenghe is a great choice. It is air dried for a longer duration from a different cultivar, Zhenghe Dabai. The resultant tea tastes slightly sharper and longer than Silver Needles or Fuding style White Peony. A fine tea that is most affordably priced.
Silver Curls is a spring flush harvested in the deep mountains in eastern Fujian. A nice green tea both for its taste and appearance, it can be used extremely flexibly for various needs. This Tea Hong’s basic grade green tea is often placed as a premium one in many other teashops.
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.