Oolong Tea From Taiwan
We specialize in top quality oolong tea grown and processed in Taiwan. We are a Taiwanese company with the mission of introducing fine oolong tea to the world.
Oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea. It is midway between green tea and black tea in terms of oxidation. It requires several stages of delicate processing before it is packaged.
There are several areas in Taiwan that are ideal for growing tea. We have a selection of high mountain oolong Taiwan tea from the central mountain ranges of Taiwan - Lishan, Nantou, and Alishan. Because of differences in altitude and soil, each tea area produces a tea unique in flavour and aroma.
Just as with grapes for wine, soil conditions affect the quality and taste of Taiwan oolong tea. Each of the major tea areas of Taiwan can be divided and subdivided into distinct "terroirs" - each producing an identifiable oolong tea from Taiwan.
The analogy to wine is not misplaced - some tea experts can pinpoint the exact locale where a particular oolong tea has been grown. Although the majority of Taiwan oolong tea drinkers don't have this kind of refined sensibility, most can recognize the differences between tea areas such as Alishan and Lishan, for example.
A fine example of the Lishan tea area is our Hua Gang oolong tea. This special oolong tea has a honey aroma unique to Taiwan. It is a relatively new variety of oolong that was discovered accidentally during the aftermath of the 1999 earthquake.
A representative tea from the Ali Shan (Ali Mountain) tea area is our Zhong Shu Hu oolong tea. This aromatic tea is a splendid example Taiwan oolong tea - complex, flavorful, revealing fresh nuances with every brewing.
We also have a very special aged oolong tea from 1990. Wang Tan Pei produces a marvelous clear brown liquor with a pleasing aroma reminiscent of roasting chestnuts. The strong, distinctive flavour is slightly smoky with a sweet cleansing aftertaste.
In addition to our fine selection of oolong tea, we have a unique tea called GABA tea. GABA tea is a relatively new type of tea with special health benefits. It is rich in gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an amino acid which is useful for lowering blood-pressure and which acts as a natural tranquilizer.
All our oolong teas are hand picked and hand processed. This results in superior quality tea that is prized throughout the world.
Whether you are a tea connoisseur or a newcomer to the world of tea we are pleased to offer you our top quality oolongs. Please browse our web site. You will find interesting information about tea and the tea culture of Taiwan.