Tieguanyin is produced in Anxi, Fujian Province, and is one of China’s top ten most famous teas. It is a variety of semi-fermented tea, and the leaves are picked in the autumn harvest. Tieguanyin tea leaves are short, stout, sturdy and even, and they have a deep emerald green colour. Its liquor is clear and golden. Tieguanyin has a lasting, rich fragrance, and it is fresh and crisp on the palate, with a sweet aftertaste. It is a tea that is full of character and boasts a rich orchid fragrance. When brewed, Tieguanyin leaves become plump, soft and bright, and the edges of the leaves appear to turn a reddish-gold hue. This tea is also well known for remaining highly fragrant even after repeated brewing.
Premium fragrant Tieguanyin is best known for its autumnal harvests, which provide heady and fragrant autumnal brews that are jade green in colour and heavily perfumed with orchid. At this time of year, the tea is sweet, and the sweet taste lingers on the tongue. It also has properties that help to improve digestion.
This is a very special and extremely rare, natural, organic black tea. It comes from the western Himalayas at an altitude between 2000 and 3000 metres above sea level. Characterised by daily temperature range and long plantation period, melted water from the peaks offer a natural, extraordinary tastes of organic highland tea.
This, along with the fertile land and the favourable weather conditions, guarantees limited but top quality harvests, at several kilos a year and is regularly consumed by the local government. This black tea is extra mild and is suitable for all ages.
Da Hong Pao is a Wuyi rock tea, picked from ancient wild tea trees that grow in Jiu Long Chao (Nine Dragon Nest) high up in the Wuyi mountains. The green-brown leaves have a thick texture and produce a fragrant amber-coloured infusion that can be brewed several times.
Brewing Instruction: Place 8g of tea leaves to a tea bowl, pour over 120ml of 95-100 °C hot water. This tea can be infused up to 3-8 times.
Qilan Jinjunmei is a red infusion with a lingering aftertaste and floral notes. Only the highest-quality ingredients are used to make this tea, which is produced once a year using the fresh shoots of tea plants grown at an altitude of at least 1,500 m in Fujian province. Tea growers hand-pick the light green needles of the spring shoots, which must be fresh and uniform in size. These cannot be picked during wet weather, and must be prepared on the day they are harvested. It takes 54000 shoot tips to produce 500g of top grade Qilan Jinjunmei black tea.
Qilan Jinjunmei black tea has won numerous awards for the past years – Gold award in the International Tea and tea culture exposition, Fujian province Best Tea award to name a few.
Brewing Instruction: Place 5g of tea leaves to a tea bowl, pour over 150ml of 85-95 °C hot water. This tea can be infused up to 7 times.
Raw Pu’er tea is produced in Yunnan Province from broad-leaf rough tea varietals that have been sun dried. They are usually picked in the early spring before the Qingming festival. The buds and leaves are picked from large trees, and undergo a special production process before they are transformed into raw Pu’er tea. Once processed, the leaves are tender, uniform and are deep green in colour.
Pu’er is highly fragrant when brewed. Its liquor is clear, bright, yellow-green in colour and it has a rich, thick texture that is sweet to the taste. It also has a sweet, smooth and mouth-watering aftertaste that lingers gently on the palate. Pu’er is a full-bodied tea with a pleasantly sweet and crisp aftertaste and is known for its unique aroma. One of the biggest benefits of raw Pu’er tea is that it can be stored for a long time.
Honey Pomelo Oolong Tea produces a golden-yellow infusion with a refreshing, fruity flavour.
Oolong Tea contains nutrients that help to promote healthy skin, remove toxins and prevent cell damage by free radicals. Polyphenols help decrease the fat absorbed from diet. Regular consumption can help people lose weight on high-fat diet.
Brewing Instruction: (Hot brew) Place 5g of tea leaves to a tea bowl, pour over 150ml of 85-95 °C hot water. This tea can be infused up to 7 times. (Cold brew) Infuse in cold water for an extra fruity flavour.
Tongmuguan Jinjunmei is a prestigious lapsang souchong black tea from Wuyi mountain in Fujian province. It is made of fresh young shoots from each stem of tea plant. Known as one of the most expensive teas in China, it is the world’s oldest black tea variety and originates in Tongmuguan village near Wuyi mountain.
The golden, yellow and black tea leaves have a dense and fluffy texture. The brew is bright golden and has a fruity and flowery flavour with a sweet after-taste.
Brewing Instruction: Add one pack of tea leaves into tea pot. After rinsing the tea, steep the first brew at 3-5 seconds. Take additional seconds for each subsequent brew until the tea gives a golden yellow colour.
Dragon Ball Jasmine Tea is made with green tea leaves hand-rolled into pearl-shaped balls, which are dried and blended with jasmine flowers. The tea produces a yellow infusion with a rich, floral aroma and a refreshing aftertaste. It is one of the most popular varieties of tea in China.
Regular consumption can help to relieve anxiety. The tea is rich in nutrients that protect against liver damage, promote healthy skin, remove toxins and relieve symptoms of an upset stomach.
Brewing Instruction: Place tea leaves into a heatproof glass, steep for 3–5 minutes in 90 °C hot water. The tea can be infused for 2–3 times.