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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  • Shan Ling Xi Oolong Tea

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

    Spring 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 DateMay 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 C...

    US$25.00
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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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