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[2017.11.07]
New Release of 11 Years Vintage Tea Aged in Malaysia

We have just released 4 types of 11 years aged vintage oolong and black tea. These teas were kept at our own warehouse in Malaysia without oxygen. We bought these tea on the year we established our company. Thanks to the tropical weather in Malaysia, teas were matured pretty well, giving very distinctive flavor and …

[2013.11.14]
Why is Pu-erh Tea Compressed?

Why is Pu-erh teas compressed? A common answer to that question would be to minimise the volume and for effortless transportation of tea. However, there is another reason that is not widely known. No oxygen is an ideal environment for maturing Pu-erh tea I have conducted an experiment of keeping Pu-erh tea for maturation. I …

[2013.05.23]
Distinctive muscat flavor of 4 years Vintage Darjeeling First Flush

We often mentioned that Darjeeling tea becomes fruity if we keep it for maturation. In particular, darjeeling first flush is a semi-fermented tea. Technically it has a lot of similarities with oolong tea, white tea and pu-erh raw tea. If we keep it for a few years in an appropriate environment, maturation will occur and …

[2013.05.03]
The “vintage white tea” booming in Fujian province, China

  Fuding is the famous production base for white tea. In my recent visit, I noticed some unusual circumstances. In the past, the price of white tea has been quite stable. However, it these few years the price has been drastically increased. In March, I visited Fuding. My main purpose was to purchase white tea …

[2013.03.22]
Vacuum packing is not the best way to keep the tea fresh

My customer sometimes asked me whether or not they should vacuum-pack the tea in order to maintain its freshness for many years. The vacuum-pack is definitely better than doing nothing. However, this is not good enough. Why the vacuum packaging is able to maintain the freshness of the tea? There are two functions of vacuum …

HOJO TEA Online Shop NEWSlist

Taiping Houkui 2019 is now available in our store
2019 Taiping Houkui is available in our store. Taiping Houkui was listed as the Top Ten Famous Teas in China. It has been the well-known green tea of Anhui province since Qin dynasty. We have both standard and special tribute grade. The special tribute grade was grown at higher altitude and it gives longer lasting …
2019 Chinese Green Teas are available in our store
We have now received three types of 2019 Chinese green tea and one yellow tea. Thanks to less rain in this spring, the quality of these teas is excellent. Shi Feng Long Jing 獅峰龍井茶 Long Jing is the well-known Chinese green tea. It is produced in Zhejiang Province. In particular, Shi Feng Long Jing produced …

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