The 5 Best Teas for Spring in Hong Kong - More Tea Hong Kong
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, it’s time to enjoy the fragrant and delicious teas of spring. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing cup of tea to enjoy on a sunny day or a unique gift to give to a special someone, there’s no better place to experience the finest teas than in a tea shop in Hong Kong. In this blog, we’ll guide you through the 5 best teas for spring, what to look for when choosing quality tea, and the unique tea experiences you can find in Hong Kong.
Tea in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is renowned for its tea culture and is home to some of the world’s most beloved teas. From traditional Chinese teas and Hong Kong milk tea to modern blends, Hong Kong tea shops offer something for everyone. Whether you’re a tea enthusiast or just starting to explore the world of tea, you’ll find something special in a Hong Kong tea shop.
The city is also known for its tea ceremonies, which are a great way to experience the culture and connect with friends and family. In a tea ceremony, you’ll be guided through the ritual of preparing and tasting different teas and learn more about the history and culture behind the tea. This is a unique experience you won’t find anywhere else.
What to Look for in Quality Tea
When buying tea in a Hong Kong tea shop, it’s important to look for quality. The best teas are made from high-quality leaves that have been carefully harvested and processed. Look for teas that have a deep, rich flavor and a pleasing aroma. You should also look for teas that have been sourced from reputable suppliers. These teas have been tested for quality and are free from contaminants.
When buying tea in a Hong Kong tea shop, you should also consider the type of tea you’re buying. Different types of tea have different flavors and aromas, so it’s important to choose the type that best suits your taste. There are a variety of teas available in a Hong Kong tea shop, including green, oolong, black, white, and herbal teas.
What Makes Hong Kong Tea Shops Special?
In addition to offering a wide selection of teas, Hong Kong tea shops are known for their unique tea experiences. Many tea shops offer tea tastings, where you can sample different teas and learn more about their origins, flavors, and aromas. You can also visit a tea house, where you can enjoy a traditional tea ceremony and explore the history and culture of tea.
Another unique experience you can find in a Hong Kong tea shop is the tea buffet. Here, you can sample a variety of teas and explore different flavors and aromas. The tea buffet is a great way to discover new teas and find the perfect one for you.
The Top 5 Teas for Spring in Hong Kong
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, it’s time to enjoy the fragrant and delicious teas of spring. Here are some of the top teas to look for in spring time.
- Floral Teas
Whether the first spring shoots are peeping up after their winter hibernation, or you’re just dreaming of tulips and daffodils, floral teas are sure to get you in the spirit of spring. Light and aromatic with just a hint of natural sweetness, floral teas are delicate and dreamy.
Our Floral tea: French Purple Rose Corolla (Premium Grade)
- Fruity Teas
While fresh fruit may be a few months away still, these fruity teas will remind you of the bounty of warmer seasons. Fruity teas can be light and aromatic or sweet and rich, and span a wide range of tea types, including black, green, oolong, white, and herbal. Some of our best-selling teas are fabulous fruit-forward concoctions that are sure to put a smile on your face even if there’s still snow on the ground!
Our Floral tea: Life is a Peach!
- Oolong Teas
Oolong teas are partially oxidized, meaning that only a portion of the leaves have been allowed to darken and turn black. Oolong teas fall somewhere in between black teas, which are fully oxidized, and green teas, which are heated soon after the leaves are harvested in order to halt oxidation completely. Oolong teas can range from delicate, orchid-like brews to rich, buttery varietals. Light and mellow but with a satisfying body and a crisp, clean finish, oolong teas are the perfect teas to welcome spring with.
Our Oolong tea: Supreme Fujian Anxi Tie Guanyin
- White Teas
Among the most delicate and highly-sought-after types of tea, white teas undergo minimal processing after they are harvested from the tea plant. White teas are typically air-dried, and experience a small amount of oxidation through natural exposure to the air. Light, bright, and clean, white teas often have natural fruity and floral notes, with a finish like crisp apples and spring rain.
Our White tea: Organic White Peony Tea
Redbush (or Rooibos in Afrikaans) is made using the freshest leaves of the Redbush plant. The beating hot sun in the Western Cape province of South Africa gives the tea its juicy, refreshing flavour and copper-red colour. Because it's full of anti-oxidants and naturally caffeine-free, you can drink Redbush day or night. Just shut your eyes and savour each sip of sunshine.
Our Rooibos: Organic Rooibos tea
Tea Time in Spring Time
While many people associate a cozy cup of tea with the depths of winter, we like to think of tea as the perfect year-round beverage. Whether you’re enjoying a light, floral, or fruity cup of tea in the springtime, a glass of refreshing iced tea in the summer, or a warming, nourishing cup in the cooler months, tea can be a tasty and healthful habit in any season. No matter what kind of tea you enjoy drinking, a good cup of tea can be an oasis of calm and relaxation in the midst of a busy day. Happy spring and happy sipping!