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Oolong Tea

Oolong teas are neither green nor black, but somewhere in between, made from tea leaves that have undergone partial enzymatic oxidation. Variety of leaf and style of crafting vary by region, creating a broad range of flavor and aroma profiles.

  • Da Yu Lin, Spring 2016
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    漢字 大禹嶺烏龍冬茶

    origin Da Yu Lin, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes citrus, sugarcane

    漢字 大禹嶺烏龍冬茶

    origin Da Yu Lin, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes citrus, sugarcane

    Da Yu Lin Formosa oolong has a level of complexity, flavor and aromatics that exceeds other teas in this category. The source garden sits at approximately 2450 meters above sea level (over 8000 feet). True Da Yu Lin has a reputation as Taiwan’s most coveted tea. At 2450 meters, the...


  • Heritage Golden Buddha
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    漢字 武夷金佛, 炭焙

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes graham cracker, caramel

    漢字 武夷金佛, 炭焙

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes graham cracker, caramel

    A new Wuyi oolong cultivar developed over a decade ago by the Wuyi Shan Tea Research Institute, Golden Buddha was created to highlight the sweet, creamy characteristics of traditional Wuyi Yan Chas. Our Heritage Golden Buddha is thus a marrying of new and old – a fairly new varietal crafted...


  • Lishan, Spring
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    漢字 梨山烏龍春茶

    origin Lishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes floral, creamy

    漢字 梨山紅茶, 蜜香

    origin Lishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes floral, creamy

    Peaking at 2200 meters above sea level, Lishan is the third highest mountain amongst the 12 that make up the Lishan Range. The tea garden from which this tea is harvested lies at approximately 2000 meters (6500 feet) above sea level, an elevation that yields temperate weather in the summer...


  • Jin Xuan, Winter Sprout
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    漢字 冬片,烏龍茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes mango, buttercream

    漢字 冬片,烏龍茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes mango, buttercream

    Called “Dong Pian” in Chinese, Winter Sprout is by far our most unusual tea acquisition from Taiwan. Formosa winter teas are typically picked from mid-to-late November. If the winter is mild enough, the tea plant will sometimes grow a new sprout before slipping into cold weather dormancy. Our Winter Sprout...


  • Jin Xuan (Winter Sprout) Looseleaf Canister
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    This red canister contains two ounces (14 servings) of one of our most unusual oolong teas, Jing Xuan (Winter Sprout). Called “Dong Pian” in Chinese, Winter Sprout is by far our most unusual tea acquisition from Taiwan. Formosa winter teas are typically picked from mid-to-late November. If the winter is mild enough, the tea plant will sometimes grow a new sprout before slipping into cold weather dormancy. Our Winter Sprout comes from this secondary growth,...

  • Fu Shou Shan, Spring
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    漢字 福壽山烏龍春茶

    origin Fu Shou Shan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes pineapple, cream

    漢字 福壽山烏龍春茶

    origin Fu Shou Shan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes pineapple, cream

    At 2600 meters above sea level, Fu Shou Shan is the second highest peak in the Lishan Range, exceeding Lishan (for which the mountain range is named) by almost 400 meters. Because of its high elevation and northern latitude, Fu Shou Shan's harvest begins much later than most Formosa oolong...


  • Tung Ting, Dark Roast
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    漢字 炭焙凍頂

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, roasted

    flavor notes toffee, brown sugar

    漢字 炭焙凍頂

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, roasted

    flavor notes toffee, brown sugar

    Each year, a portion of our winter harvest Tung Ting is set aside to be roasted to a greater degree than most Formosa oolongs. The process darkens the tea to create a rich and sweet tea that is smooth and fragrant. The sweetness of our winter crop Tung Ting from...


  • Monkey Picked Tieguanyin
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    漢字 猴王鐵觀音

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes walnut, floral

    漢字 猴王鐵觀音

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes walnut, floral

    For years, we called this tea our "Monkey Picked" Iron Goddess of Mercy. It has remained the cornerstone of our Anxi oolong collection for almost two decades - a solid everyday tea that reminds us of the way Tieguanyins were in the past: rich, mid-oxidized, and slightly high fired. Harvested...


  • Alishan, Spring
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    漢字 阿里山烏龍春茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes floral, creamy

    漢字 阿里山烏龍春茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes floral, creamy

    Hand-gathered in late April at 1600 meters above sea level, our Alishan oolong comes from a garden that has provided us with tea for the past seven years. It’s a garden that for the past few years have won repeated accolades for the quality and character of its tea. Their...


  • Mi Lan Xiang (Honey Orchid)
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    漢字 蜜蘭香鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes honey, lychee

    漢字 蜜蘭香鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes honey, lychee

    Mi Lan Xiang is our most popular Phoenix Oolong.  We usually see raised eyebrows from those trying this tea for the first time, followed with that inevitable question, is this tea flavored?  It’s not, but the tea alone is remarkably flavorful.  It is also a very serious tea, descended from...


  • Mi Lan Xiang (Honey Orchid) Iced Tea
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    Mi Lan Xiang is our most popular Phoenix Oolong.  We usually see raised eyebrows from those trying this tea for the first time, followed with that inevitable question, is this tea flavored?  It’s not, but the tea alone is remarkably flavorful.  It is also a very serious tea, descended from a long line of Phoenix Shui Xian tea trees all bearing the unique honeyed aroma and flavor. In English, Mi Lan Xiang means "Honey Orchid...

  • Dark Roast Tieguanyin
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    漢字 特級猴王鐵觀音

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes almond, toffee

    漢字 特級猴王鐵觀音

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes almond, toffee

    Harvested in Anxi County, Fujian Province in the springtime, the leaf is 30% oxidized, first by bruising the leaves in a bamboo drum and then allowing them to rest and gradually wither. The rest time enables the conversion of catechins into bioflavonoids while enriching the color of the liquor. We...


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