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  • Minnan oolong: Tieguanyin Traditional
    USD 23.30

    Tieguanyin Traditional, bouquet oolong

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    Original Tieguanyin Cultivar

    To old time aficionados, tieguanyin is not just about floral aroma. They seek yun-wei, which can be roughly translated as “lingering taste of various tones and accents”. For the right yun-wei, we went to the origin of tieguanyin for a fourth generation farm high in altitude. Tea Hong’s Tieguanyin Traditional is produced from a particular patch where only matured shrubs of the thorough-breed cultivar grow and are harvested only once year. This is to ensure maximum amount of taste and salutary substances are stored in the young leaves for subsequent mastery processing for the wonderful lingering taste of various tones and accents. Like a fine old style tieguanyin should be.
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    Net weight: 100 g (3.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 23.30
    USD 23.30
  • Tieguanyin Classic Mellow 2005
    USD 20.00

    Tieguanyin Classic, deep baked oolong

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    Bamboo basket charcoal rebaked

    We have matured this special batch of tieguanyin for long enough before double baking it the traditional way in a bamboo basket with charcoal ash. To attain an ideal result from this traditional practice requires proper conditioning and in-depth know how. Tieguanyin Classic is one of Tea Hong's best value oolongs. Enjoy the warm, soothing aroma as hot water touches the leaves. Then the characteristic tastes of a classic tieguanyin delivered in a round, smooth body with a unique sweetness. Connoisseur ClassInfusion colorTCM Neutral WarmStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 120 g (4.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 20.00
    USD 20.00
  • Cream Stout 2016
    USD 28.70

    Cream Stout, Wuyi yancha oolong

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    Silk Finish Aijiao Wulong:

    No this is not the beer but 100% pure oolong. Wuyi classic oolongs in general distinguish themselves from other oolongs with a stout, rather immediate and powerful impact. Tea Hong’s Cream Stout differs from the crowd with a soft creamy finish and a light tone of cream that is developed naturally in the tealeaves themselves. This is possible only with a new pedigree of tea cultivar, Aijiao Wulong. We believe you’ll like the oolong much better than the beer, as we do. Taichi classInfusion colorTCM NeutralStaff pick Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 28.70
    USD 28.70
  • Taiwan Oolong: Alishan Jinxuan
    USD 20.10

    Winter Alishan Jinxuan, bouquet style Taiwan oolong

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    the oolong with an accent of milk

    In the early 80’s when the tea was first available to the market, tea tasters described Jinxuan oolong as having an accent of milk. The simple remark has sparked waves of imitation products, all involving adding flavouring. This continues until today. Jinxuan maybe one of the more popular cultivars in Taiwan, but it takes mastery to harvest and process it properly for that natural and slight “milk” accents, and all the other finer tea qualities. Tea Hong’s Alishan Jinxuan is just that. Non-blended first flush superbly produced to the same balance as Prof Wu Zhenduo* had originally intended it to be. As the same cleansing, soft taste profile that made it famous in the beginning. Nothing added, purely as we have always like our tea to be. Delta class iconMorning sun yellowTCM Cold TaichiStaff Pick iconGreat value! Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Handy alu-bag
    USD 20.10
    USD 20.10
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    Light-bake green tea: Anji Baipian aka Anji Baicha
    USD 22.10

    White Tea of Anji, traditional green tea

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    The Green Tea that is called White

    If 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.
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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 22.10
    USD 22.10
  • Matured White Tea: King Silver
    USD 22.10

    King Silver, matured traditional white tea

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    Baihao Yinzhen at its best

    If you like Silver Needle for its health benefits, but wish for more taste, King Silver is perhaps the choice. There are a few reasons why this pure leaf shoot white tea has better epicurean appeal: 
    1. Traditional processing — it takes more time, more mastery
    2. Mastery in maturing — not most people in the tea trade know how to mature a white tea like we do
    3. Special cultivar — we have employed a special cultivar that combines the complexity of a Yunnan Daye and the sweetness of Fuding Dabai to have it grown in Zhenghe, the mecca for old style white tea
    4. Top quality pluck — only top quality first flush from our specially appointed garden, no blending. Not only does that give a uniform, pleasing visual appeal, but also the fantastic taste that is possible only with such care and dedication.
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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 22.10
    USD 22.10
  • Wild Tree Black Tea 2016
    USD 17.90

    Wild Tree Black Tea, processed in the gongfu tradition

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    Deserted Old Farm:

    Wild Tree Black Tea is Tea Hong’s very own product developed from the old tea bushes in a deserted farm we discovered for creating its smooth and pleasant taste profile. It offers a delicate floral character without being astringent; tastefulness while sweet. This is possible only by masterfully processing the first flush of this secret tea bush that we grow on the hills on the northern tip of Fujian, from which tribunal teas had once been the most prized for centuries. Connoisseur classInfusion colorTCM NeutralStaff pick Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 17.90
    USD 17.90
  • Green tea: Silver Curls
    USD 14.00

    Protected: Silver Curls, traditional green tea

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    Biluochun on a budget

    In the realm of green tea, if those from India are too rough and astringent, or Japanese ones too seaweedy, maybe Chinese is the way to go. Tea Hong's Silver Curls is a great value selection to start experiencing the category with. It has the characteristics of the archetypical Chinese green tea — soft, fragrant, slightly sweet and refreshing. In some teashops, the same quality can be labelled as Biluochun or some other expensive names.
    Connoisseur Class icon Lemon yellow TCM Cool Energy Staff Pick icon Great Value icon
    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 14.00
    USD 14.00
  • Green tea: Biluochun Supreme
    USD 32.00

    Biluochun Supreme, traditional green tea

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    The Aromatic Green Snail

    These fragrant little leaves are so fluffy that one may want to make a down pillow out of them for sweet dreams every night. However, they are certainly not the softest tasting green tea. A fine Biluochun like Tea Hong’s does have a smooth body but enough character for optimal stimulation. Yet gentle enough to be one’s company throughout the day, even when you are searching deep inside for that piece of critical article you have to write, as those royals or literati did in old Qing China.
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    Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 32.00
    USD 32.00
  • Yunnan Golden 2017
    USD 12.70

    Yunnan Golden, traditional black tea

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    The People’s Black Tea:

    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.

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    Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack

    USD 12.70
    USD 12.70
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    Neo yellow tea Mo Gan Yellow Snails
    USD 27.80

    Mo Gan Yellow Snails, yellow tea

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    Revitalising an old yellow tea

    Tea Hong’s Mo Gan Yellow Snails is a break away from the old Mo Gan Yellow Tip. We have greatly modified traditional yellowing to give the tea a distinctive yellow look and a taste that is different from both green tea and old style yellow tea. A neo-yellow. Unlike other tea categories, old style yellow tea has not prospered in all these decades since tea’s revival after the destructive Mao era. Its taste needs a lot more to create followers. Similarly from the mountain of Mo Gan in the region of Zhejiang, Tea Hong’s Mo Gan Yellow Snails has departed from the dull colours of the old to maintain a brisk freshness in the look and taste, while achieving a characteristic “cooked” warmth and sweetness that is the real spirit of yellow tea. Now that is a good individualistic character to have a place in any tea repertoire.
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    Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 27.80
    USD 27.80
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    Gold Stallion 2016
    USD 14.50

    Gold Stallion, gongfu black tea

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    Wuyi Jinjun Mei:

    Produced using a newly redeveloped cultivar in the deep mountains of Wuyi in the much renowned black tea origin, Xingcun, Gold Stallion may look like a finer version of golden tippy Yunnan black tea, but it actually has a much more sophisticated taste and aroma profile in the grand Northern Fujian black tea tradition. It has only recently been popularly available outside of the exclusive circle of the rich and powerful in China. Chrysanthemum classInfusion colorTCM NeutralStaff Pick Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 14.50
    USD 14.50
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    Cold Peak 2016
    USD 21.80

    Cold Peak, matured Taiwan oolong

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    Dong Ding Classic:

    The traditional style of baking Taiwan oolong is a vanishing art. That is one reason older connoisseurs are saying tea is not tasting like it used to. Indeed not many tea practitioners are doing it. One of them is Yu Wen, one of our Taiwan farmers. She is dedicated to bringing that heritage back in vogue. Taiwan oolong properly baked is healthier and friendlier to the stomach for everyone after all, and used to be what makes Cold Peak — Dong Ding — the quintessential Taiwan oolong — soft, sweet and with a warm, nectarous aroma. We proudly present to you this Taiwan wonder optimally matured for enjoyment anytime upon delivery. Taichi ClassGoldTCM: Neutral EnergyStaff pick Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Handy alu-bag
    USD 21.80
    USD 21.80
  • Bulang Old Tree Shu Puer Cha Bing
    USD 40.40USD 252.00

    Bulang Old Tree 2011, Pu’er shu cha

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    Stone Mortar Pressed Shu Cha Bing

    Post-fermentation in pu’er production is like black tea processing in that it gives sweetness, roundness and body to a tea, although it is a far more specialised, time-consuming and difficult method to master. The result, however, is a shu cha possible of a far more complex and intriguing taste profile. To achieve that, we need to begin with a good raw material. That’s where the old tea tree forests in Bulang Mountain comes in. The diversity in these wild growing trees and the deep rich soils they grow in offer leaves that are not only rich in polyphenols, but also minerals and amino acids that are the prerequisites for an outstanding tea. That is why the subregion is one of the most renowned in Yunnan. Tea Hong has selected a very small workshop who respects the process so much that they even manually compress the post-fermented tealeaves using traditional style stone mortars rather than a pneumatic press. Their mastery results in a very firmly formed cha bing with a deep full body. Presenting Tea Hong’s Bulang Old Tree 2011. Handpicked first flush painstakingly post-fermented for 75 days before compression. Den matured at Tea Hong for those who want a lot from their shu cha pu’er.
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    There are two product variants to choose from: A single discus of 357g net weight in the original paper wrap, or a traditional vending form of 7 cha bings bundled in a bamboo sleeve, net weight totalling 2.5 kg. Please click below to see either options.
    USD 40.40USD 252.00
    USD 40.40USD 252.00
  • Keemun Snails 2016
    USD 25.10

    Keemun Snails, traditional black tea

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    Fragrant Curls:

    If you prefer a simpler taste profile than our Keemun Traditional Supreme, but want to enjoy the character of a Keemun black tea, Keemun Snails maybe the one tea for you. Slightly sweeter and lighter than the former, these tightly rolled tiny little swirls releases a gently warm and yet floral and sweet aroma to help you slowly start off your day, or move it along. Deliciously different from the bitterness of many other blacks, the fine taste from these wriggles maybe a pleasant twist from your previous perceptions of this beverage category.
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    Net weight: 80 g (2.8 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 25.10
    USD 25.10
  • Huangshan Cuiyu
    USD 13.20

    Huangshan Cuiyu, maofeng green tea

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    Yuqian Huangshan Maofeng:

    Huangshan Maofeng green tea is a must-have souvenir when one visits Huangshan. However, even if you know the way to real teashops rather than tourist traps, a pack of such quality as Tea Hong's Cuiyu would come at a high price. That is why this pleasant tasting and slightly sweet baked green tea is a most popular item not only for our retail, but also export. To maintain consistent high quality, we employ only harvest before the lunar almanac demarkation of “guyu” — the first rain for seeding, around early to mid-April. "Yuqian" — before the rain — is the traditional term for this. Connoisseur's classinfusion color: lemon yellowTCM character: coolStaff pickGreat value Net weight: 35 g (1.2 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 13.20
    USD 13.20
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    White Peony Classic Floral
    USD 20.80

    White Peony Classic Floral

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    Finest Fuding Bai Mudan:

    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. Delta class iconInfusion colorTCM CoolStaff pickTea Master's Choice Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 20.80
    USD 20.80
  • Huoshan Huangya, or Huo Shan Yellow Tips, a famous traditional yellow tea
    USD 23.80

    Huo Shan Yellow Tips, traditional yellow tea

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    Renaissance of a millennium old tribunal yellow tea

    For the same refreshing, cleansing sensation as the finest Huangshan Maofeng, ample green tea’s health constituents, yet with the absence of astringency, a yellow tea like Huo Shan Huang Ya ( i.e. Yellow Tips ) is a best choice. This superb first flush selection is produced almost like a Maofeng green tea but lightly oxidised by covering the tea when it is still very warm during processing. The heat converted some of the leaf constituents into simpler sugars. This particular step gives a softer, sweeter and much easier taste but as delightfully quenching and more body. The concept of this technique has been millennium old, yet it is only in recent years that really fine tasting products become available and accessible. Distinctive as Tea Hong’s Huo Shan Yellow Tips is still rare. Taichi ClassCanary yellowTCM Neutral-cool iconStaff Pick iconGreat Value icon Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu pack
    USD 23.80
    USD 23.80