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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  • Zhong Shu Hu Oolong Tea

    Zhong Shu Hu Oolong Tea
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    Winter 2019. Alishan. Sweet and flavorful with pleasing nuances in every cup.

    Grown Without Pesticides

    Winter 2019

    Zhong Shu Hu oolong tea comes from the Zhong Shu Hu area of Ali Mountain (Alishan) - one of the most famous tea producing regions of Taiwan. The climate here is cool and moist with cloud cover and mists every day. These conditions are ideal for tea because the plants grow very slowly and produce tender, flavorful tea leaves and buds.

    Zhong Shu Hu oolong tea has a sweet taste and refined aroma. Each brewing brings out new flavors and taste sensations. This tea has a complexity that provides continuous nuances with every cup.

    Zhong Shu Hu oolong tea can be re-brewed several times while maintaining an excellent flavor. We recommend the Gong Fu method of preparation to bring out the best of this excellent tea.

    Sample Available: Chong Pei Sample Pack

    Harvest DateNovember 2019
    Varietal Cui Yu (Jade - TaiCha #13 - 翠玉 - 台茶十三號)
    OriginZhang Shu Hu Village (樟樹湖), Ali Shan, Chia Yi County, Taiwan
    Elevation 1,400 meters (4,600 feet)
    Chinese Name 阿里山樟樹湖烏龍茶
    Pinyin Ālǐshān Zhāngshù hú wūlóngchá

    Here are some guidelines for brewing Zhong Shu Hu 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 - 190...

    US$22.00
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  • Dong Ding Ming Xiang Oolong Tea

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

    Grown Without Pesticides

    Winter 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 DateNovember 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...


    US$24.00
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    Shan Ling Xi Oolong Tea

    Shan Ling Xi Oolong Tea
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    Winter 2019. Nantou. Exquisite flavor and texture.

    Winter 2019

    Shan Ling Xi wu long tea (oolong tea) is from a mountain area in Nantou county of central Taiwan and is located at about 1,900 meters above sea level. This high elevation provides ideal growing conditions for oolong tea as the air remains cool year round. Tea plantations have been established in Shan Ling Xi since the 1970's. It has since become known as one of the premier tea producing regions of Taiwan and Shan Ling Xi oolong tea is prized by Taiwanese tea connoisseurs.

    Shan Ling Xi wu long tea can be brewed slightly longer than the Wu Ling oolong tea. Fifty seconds is recommended for the first pot when brewing this tea gong fu style. When brewing Shan Ling Xi oolong tea you will notice the sweet aroma which gives just a hint of the wonderful flavors to come.

    Sample Available: Feng Fu Sample Pack

    Harvest DateNovember 2019
    VarietalCui Yu (Jade - TaiCha #13 - 翠玉 - 台茶十三號)
    OriginShan Lin Xi (杉林溪), Nantou County, Taiwan
    Elevation1,900 meters (6,300 feet)
    Chinese Name杉林溪頂級烏龍茶
    Pinyinshān lín xī dǐng jí wūlóngchá

    Here are some guidelines for brewing Shan Ling Xi 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...

    US$25.00  US$22.50
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  • Shi Zuo Oolong Tea

    Shi Zuo Oolong Tea
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    Winter 2019. Alishan. Sweet, complex, excellent value.

    Winter 2019

    Shi Zuo oolong tea (wu long tea) is grown in the Shi Zuo (Stone Table) area of Alishan (Mount Ali). At an altitude of 1300 meters, Shi Zuo has a cool, moist climate that is ideal for growing tea.

    Shi Zuo oolong tea is hand picked and hand processed in the traditional manner of Taiwanese High Mountain oolongs. The processing results in ball-shaped tea pellets which consist of two or three leaves and a bud. These pellets open up during brewing to release the full flavor of the tea.

    In order to experience the full potential of this tea, we recommend brewing it Gong Fu style. This method of brewing brings out the sweetness and complex undertones that mark this tea as one of the best that Taiwan has to offer.

    Sample Available: Chong Pei Sample Pack

    Harvest DateNovember 2019
    Varietal Cui Yu (Jade - TaiCha #13 - 翠玉 - 台茶十三號)
    OriginShi Zhuo Village (阿里), Ali Shan, Chia Yi County, Taiwan
    Elevation 1,300 meters (4,300 feet)
    Chinese Name 阿里山石棹烏龍茶
    Pinyin Ālǐ shān shí zhuō wūlóngchá

    Here are some guidelines for brewing Shi Zuo 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...

    US$21.00
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  • Aged Oolong Tea

    Aged Oolong Tea
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    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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  • GABA Tea

    GABA Tea
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    Winter 2019. GABA tea has special health benefits.

    GABA tea has special health benefits

    GABA tea is a relatively new type of tea with special health benefits. It was first produced in 1987 in Japan where it remains a very popular type of tea. The main compound is gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) - an amino acid that occurs naturally in the human body. GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter found in the nervous system and also in the retina.

    Taiwanese GABA tea is an all natural product. It is made from high-grade whole-leaf that is naturally rich in glutamic acid - the precursor to GABA. The processing involves exposing the fresh tea leaves to nitrogen gas under controlled conditions. GABA tea is produced according to standards set by the Japanese government, and meets or exceeds the Japanese standard of 150 mg of GABA per 100 grams of tea.

    GABA tea brews to a dark brown color with a pleasing, light taste and can be served either hot or iced.

    Sample Available: Chong Pei Sample Pack

    Read more about GABA tea

    SeasonWinter 2019
    Varietal Cui Yu (Jade - TaiCha #13 - 翠玉 - 台茶十三號)
    OriginAli Shan, Chia Yi County, Taiwan
    Elevation 1,650 meters (5,400 feet)
    Chinese Name 佳葉龍茶

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

    • Brewing...

    US$26.00
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