Loose Oolong Tea

Choose from our selection of fine oolong tea grown in the central mountain ranges of Taiwan.

Oolong tea is a semi-oxidized tea. Taiwan produces the best oolong tea in the world thanks to ideal growing conditions and a long tradition of tea production.

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  • Dong Ding Ming Xiang Oolong Tea

    Dong Ding Ming Xiang Oolong Tea
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    Spring 2019. Nantou. Natural honey flavor.

    Grown Without Pesticides

    Spring 2019

    Dong Ding Ming Xiang oolong tea is produced in the Dong Ding mountain area of Nantou county in Taiwan. Dong Ding is one of the most famous oolong tea producing regions in Taiwan. Its history stretches back to the 1860's when a Dong Ding native brought several tea plants from China back to Taiwan. Dong Ding mountain proved to have ideal climate and soil conditions for oolong tea cultivation.

    The Dong Ding area was near the epicenter of the 1999 earthquake that devastated Taiwan. In the aftermath of the disaster many of the tea plantations were left unattended. When work resumed on them and the neglected wu long was picked and processed it was found to have a deliciously sweet honey flavour.

    Investigation showed that the oolong tea gets its honey flavor from secretions left on it by cicadas. In order to encourage this special flavor, Dong Ding Ming Xiang oolong tea must be grown without the use of pesticides.

    Sample Available: Chong Pei Sample Pack

    Harvest DateApril 2019
    VarietalChin Shin (Green Heart - qing xin - 青心烏龍)
    OriginDong Ding Mountain (凍頂山), Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
    Elevation850 meters (2,800 feet)
    Chinese Name凍頂蜜香烏龍茶
    PinyinDòng dǐng mì xiāng wūlóngchá

    Here are some guidelines for brewing Dong Ding Ming Xiang oolong tea. These are meant as a starting point only. Please adjust to suit your individual preferences.


    US$24.00
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  • Aged Oolong Tea

    Aged Oolong Tea
    (12)
    1990. Nantou. One of a kind - smoky, sweet, complex.

    Aged Oolong tea from 1990

    Please note: This tea is unlike any of our other teas. We strongly urge purchasing a sample before buying a larger amount.

    Wang Tan Pei is a roasted, aged oolong from 1990. It produces a marvellous clear brown liquor with a pleasing aroma reminiscent of roasting chestnuts. The strong, distinctive flavor is slightly smoky with a sweet cleansing aftertaste.

    Aged oolong is re-roasted every few years. This is a delicate process that requires the supervision of a tea master. The roasting removes excess moisture that would otherwise give the tea an earthy quality.

    Wang Tan Pei aged oolong is a wonderfully complex tea that will stimulate your imagination. This is a rare tea very much in demand for its unique, refreshing taste.

    Notes about Aged Oolong Tea:

    The aged oolong does not open up like fresh oolongs. The tea is examined every 2 or 3 years, and if the tea master decides, it will be re-roasted to remove excess moisture and to retain the flavor of the tea.

    More information about aged oolong tea

    Varietal Chin Shin (Green Heart - qing xin - 青心烏龍)
    OriginDong Ding Mountain (凍頂山), Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
    Elevation 850 meters (2,800 feet)
    Chinese Name 陳年老茶王烏龍茶

    Here are some guidelines for brewing Aged oolong tea. These are meant as a starting point only. Please adjust to suit your individual preferences.

    • Brewing vessel: 150cc (5 US fluid ounces)
    • 5 grams...

    US$24.00
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  • Zhu Shan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea

    Zhu Shan Jin Xuan Milk Oolong Tea
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    Spring 2019. Nantou. Flavored milk oolong tea.

    Spring 2019

    This is a flavored Jin-Xuan tea from Zhu Shan in the Nantou county tea district.

    When Jin-Xuan tea leaves are lightly roasted during processing, they have a unique milk flavor which is called nai xiang or milk oolong.

    Zhu Shan Jin Xuan is flavored with a natural soy-based flavoring which gives this tea a more pronounced, pleasing milk flavor than occurs with roasting alone.

    Sample Available: Jin Xuan Sample Pack

    Harvest DateApril 2019
    Varietal Jin Xuan (taicha #12 - 台茶十二號)
    OriginZhu Shan Township (竹山), Nantou County, Taiwan
    Elevation 800 meters (2,600 feet)
    Chinese Name 竹山金萱茶
    Pinyin Zhúshān jīn xuān chá

    Here are some guidelines for brewing Zhu Shan oolong tea. These are meant as a starting point only. Please adjust to suit your individual preferences.

    • Brewing vessel: 150cc (5 US fluid ounces)
    • 6 grams of tea leaves
    • Water temperature: 85 - 90 C (185 - 195 F)
    • Infusion durations: 30 seconds, 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, and 4 minutes

    The taste of the brewed tea is affected by the water quality, water temperature, amount of tea leaves, type of brewing vessel and the duration of each infusion.


    US$12.00
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