- Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Minnan/ Mindong, Fujian, Neutral-Cool Energy, Tea, White teasUSD 21.00
Baihao Yinzhen at its bestIf 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:
- Traditional processing — it takes more time, more mastery
- Mastery in maturing — not most people in the tea trade know how to mature a white tea like we do
- 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
- 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.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 21.00 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Green teasUSD 22.10
Green Snail Spring AromaticThese 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.
Net weight: 50 g (1.8 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 22.10 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Minnan/ Mindong, Fujian, OolongsUSD 27.00
Original Tieguanyin CultivarTo 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.
Net weight: 100 g (3.5 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 27.00 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, ZhejiangUSD 23.90
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.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 23.90 Quickview
- Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Neutral Energy, Oolongs, Wuyi-shanUSD 23.20
Wuyi Qi Lan PremiumOriginated in the south, Qi Lan cultivars attain new characters growing in the more rugged landscape of Wuyi. Since late last century, traders have taken advantage of its distinctive and pleasing aroma to mislabel it as the much demanded, but hugely misrepresented Red Cloak, Iron Buddha, or other famous Wuyi oolongs. Some blend it in other varieties for the same disguise purpose. Tea Hong’s Qi Lan is a premium single batch production that is optimally fermented and baked to allow the full, glorious taste profile of the tea. Some say if one has not experienced Qi Lan, one will never know what Wuyi teas really are. We’d say this eccentric lily has its unique place in the great family of oolongs.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 23.20 Quickview
- Fenghuang ( Phoenix ), Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Neutral-Cool Energy, OolongsUSD 24.80
Fragrance of Kumquat Fenghuang DancongProduced with the leaves from the cousin of our Song Cultivar, Tea Hong’s Huangzhi Xiang Classic is baked with more depth and thus a classic Phoenix oolong finish. Like all other tea of this family, patience and expertise in proper finish-processing and maturing is critical in delivering quality. It is a traditional art that has been largely forgotten. We are bringing it back at Tea Hong. The taste quality of this very Fenghuang Dancong tells you why this heritage matters. It is also the reason one may pay more elsewhere for a tea of the same name, but not quite getting the same level of enjoyment.
Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 24.80 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Oolongs, Taiwan, TeaUSD 10.40
Winter 2017 BatchOriginally labelled as “Floral Aroma Tea”, Paochong is nowadays produced in many parts of Taiwan and China. However, not all to the subtle, sweet and smooth quality that the original is meant to be. We have combed different regions to find one that is almost comparable to prize winning ones at the origin but at less than one-third the price. Meishan is a region in itself that has all fine oolong production conditions as the origin Wenshan, only not as famous. This tea is for those who appreciate the genuine taste of Paochong but prefer to put off the budget for the subtle finesse of the first prize tea till later. Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 10.40 Quickview
- Tea Accessories, Yixing Teapot, Yixing wareUSD 230.00
高石瓢Artist: Wu Min Pot style: Shi Piao ( Stone Ladle ) Material: Zi-ni ( Purple clay ) Capacity: 260 ml Signed certificate with artist portrait 吳敏 高石瓢 原礦紫泥 底款：吳敏製陶 蓋款：吳、吳敏 簽名並照片證書USD 230.00 Quickview
- Tea Accessories, Yixing Teapot, Yixing wareUSD 122.00 – USD 129.00
段泥小品Artist: Yixing Factory Number One Pot style: Pan-hu; Duo Qiu Material: Duan-ni Capacity: 160 ～172 ml Packing: Tea towel pull-bag in paper carton Please choose which one you prefer before adding to cart. 宜興一廠 段泥 底款：中國宜興 （顧景舟、吳雲根輔導）等字樣乃韜光之意、為此工作室抬高售價之企圖。蓋兩位前輩均已仙遊，何以輔導呢？然這三小品用料甚佳，形製均整，不失為可用之具。經回價後，對方也自知理虧，就範便是。是故此合理售價也。Rated 5.00 out of 5USD 122.00 – USD 129.00 Quickview
- Tea Accessories, Yixing Teapot, Yixing wareUSD 330.00
六方西施Artist: Song Ru Qiang Pot style: Daoba Xishi (Reverse Handle Concubine) with hexagon details Material: Di Cao Qing, from Huang Long Shan zisha mine number 4 Capacity: 240 ml Signed certificate 宋如强 黃龍山四號井紫砂底槽清 底款：如強製陶 蓋款：宋、如強 簽名證書USD 330.00 Quickview
- Tea Accessories, Yixing Teapot, Yixing wareUSD 710.00
石瓢Artist: Yao Ling Xiang, National Associate Master Industrial Artist Pot style: Shi Piao (Stone Ladle) Material: Original Zi-ni Capacity: 400 ml Year: 2015 Signed certificate 姚玲香（ 國家助理工藝美術師 ） 原礦紫泥 底款：姚玲香製 蓋款：玲香、姚 簽名證書Rated 5.00 out of 5USD 710.00 Quickview
- Tea Accessories, Yixing Teapot, Yixing wareUSD 740.00
倒把西施Artist: Yao Ling Xiang, National Associate Master Industrial Artist Pot style: Daoba Xishi (Reverse Handle Concubine) Material: Original Duanni Capacity: 365 ml Year: 2015 Signed certificate 姚玲香、國家助理工藝美術師 原礦段泥 底款：姚玲香製 蓋款：玲香、姚 簽名證書USD 740.00 Quickview
- Tea Accessories, Yixing Teapot, Yixing wareUSD 124.00 – USD 129.00
紫金砂Artist: Yang Li Ya ( National Industrial Artist ) Pot style: Duo Qiu / Pan Hu Material: Zi Jin Sha ( Golden Sand Purple Clay ) Capacity: Duo Qiu 240 ml; Pan Hu 280 ml Stamped certificate 楊麗亞（ 國家工藝美術員 ） 掇球、潘壺 底款：麗亞陶藝 蓋款：楊、麗亞USD 124.00 – USD 129.00 Quickview
- Fuller Bodies, Lighter Aromas, Neutral Energy, Oolongs, Taiwan, TeaUSD 25.30
Winter Chin-shin OolongIn subtropical Taiwan, the intense humidity that creates the misty atmosphere of Alishan — the tallest mountain in the island nation — dissipates partially when the chill of late Autumn sets in. In October, the sky stays clearer for longer. Little leaves that spout during this time have amply stored up for the few drier months ahead. These are great conditions for oolong harvest and processing. Presenting Cold Dew1 Alishan, masterfully rebaked from the premium Autumn harvest of Chin-shin tea trees. Oolongs made from this quintessential Taiwan wulong cultivar have a few times more teaghrelin2 than any others3, though we hope you buy it more for the great taste of this archetypical Taiwan premium oolong.
Net weight: 70 g (2.5 oz) in Kraft-alu pillowUSD 25.30 Quickview
- Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Nepal, the Himalayas, Neutral-Cool Energy, Organic teas, Tea, White teasUSD 29.40
Unique Old Style White Tea from the HimalayasOne does not come upon a tea rare as White Shiiba that often. Intended originally for producing green tea, the small row of Japanese Shiiba tea plants that our producer has successfully planted in his farm in Nepal have acquired a different character from their Kyushu ancestors. Processing the leaves in the traditional white tea fashion is not common in itself in Nepal either. The old way of long wither style is rare, if heard of at all, outside of China. Somehow, through a string of coincidences, this old fashion Fujian processing done on an entirely different cultivar grown 1800 m above and 4000 km west of its origin has resulted in a tea that is simply one of the best tasting, and definitely the most likeable in the entire white tea category. Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packRated 5.00 out of 5USD 29.40 Quickview
- Fenghuang ( Phoenix ), Floral Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Home, Neutral-Warm Energy, Oolongs, TeaUSD 20.10
Traditional basket oven scentedFor those who prefer finer tea tastes on top of real flower fragrance in their scented teas, Phoenix Sweet Osmanthus is an ultimate choice. Freshly picked osmanthus flower buds are sprinkled onto a thin layer of fine Phoenix oolong in a bamboo basket over low charcoal ash fire. The same way as this has been done for centuries. The result is a natural, sweet, sensually aromatic epicurean experience few other scented teas can compare. Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 20.10 Quickview
- Cool Energy, Green teas, Lighter Aromas, Milder Tastes, Tea, ZhejiangUSD 9.30
Ping Shui Zhu Cha:Back-track 3 centuries to when Qing China was still grand and tea was a respectable drink, zhu cha ( pearl tea ) from Ping Shui — the town of Serene Water — approached the price of gold when auctioned in London. As popularity grew, compromised products took over the market and resulted in those greyish bad taste that is known as “gunpowder” today. Tea Hong revives the original sweet tasting jewel of green teas in the same revered and enjoyable quality in the cups of the gentiles in both East and West in the good old days, but at a far more democratically accessible price. Net weight: 60 g (2.1 oz) in Kraft-alu pillowUSD 9.30 Quickview
- Denser Aromas, Fuller Bodies, Oolongs, Tea, Warm Energy, Wuyi-shanUSD 25.20
Bamboo Forest Tiě Luohan:Overshadowed by the more promoted Red Cloak, Iron Buddha ( Tiě Luohan ) is actually as taste-worthy, if not more, than any of the so-called “famous” Wuyi oolongs. It is not proven that whether it is the oldest oolong cultivar in Wuyi as they say, but it is certainly one that is not the easiest to cultivate and to produce from. Finding a farmer to process it to the taste profile that befits its legend and our quality demand has been a challenge. It took us 15 years. Presenting Tea Hong’s Iron Buddha Supreme, with that complex charcoal finish yet sweet floral aroma, stout yet lingering “rock tea” taste, delivered gently in a well-balanced infusion in a civilised way. This could very well be the only traditional style Wuyi that any connoisseur would fall in love with. Net weight: 40 g (1.4 oz) in Kraft-alu packUSD 25.20 Quickview