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Oolong - LiMing

  • Tung Ting
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    Tung Ting

    $14.00

    漢字 凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes floral, vegetal, bright

    漢字 凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes floral, vegetal, bright

    A descendent of oolong varieties taken from Jian'ou in China's Fujian Province, Tung Ting was brought to the eponymous central Taiwan mountain in the mid-1800s. Its name means "frozen summit", in reference to what was, at the time, one of the highest elevation tea gardens in Taiwan. Today, tea is...


  • Lishan, Spring
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    漢字 梨山烏龍春茶

    origin Lishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes gardenia, sugarcane, fresh cream

    漢字 梨山烏龍春茶

    origin Lishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes gardenia, sugarcane, fresh cream

    Peaking at 2200 meters above sea level, Lishan is the third highest mountain in the Lishan Range. The 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 and light snow fall in the...


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

    origin Wudong, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes lychee, honey, floral

    漢字 蜜蘭香鳳凰單叢

    origin Wudong, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes lychee, honey, floral

    Mi Lan Xiang is our most popular Phoenix Oolong.  We usually see raised eyebrows from those trying this tea for the first time, shocked by the captivating natural fruitiness of this style. Descended from a long line of Phoenix Shui Xian tea trees, Mi Lan Xiang means "Honey Orchid Fragrance."...


  • Jin Xuan (Milk Oolong)
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    漢字 金萱烏龍春茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes butter, sweet, vegetal

    漢字 金萱烏龍春茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes butter, sweet, vegetal

    Jin Xuan, meaning "Golden Lily" in Chinese, is a relatively new Formosa varietal developed by Taiwan's Tea Research and Extension Station in the early 1980s. The cultivar is the end result of nearly four decades of cross-breeding of several Formosa varietals to yield a tea that is distinct in character...


  • Tung Ting, Dark Roast
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    漢字 炭焙凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, roasted

    flavor notes toffee, brown sugar, cream

    漢字 炭焙凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, roasted

    flavor notes toffee, brown sugar, cream

    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...


  • 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 toffee, golden raisin, floral

    漢字 特級猴王鐵觀音

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes toffee, golden raisin, floral

    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...


  • Tung Ting, Mi Xiang
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    漢字 蜜香凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, mi xiang

    flavor notes honey, fruity, smooth

    漢字 蜜香凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, mi xiang

    flavor notes honey, fruity, smooth

    A descendent of oolong varieties taken from Jian'ou in China's Fujian Province, Tung Ting was brought to the eponymous central Taiwan mountain in the mid-1800s. Its name means "frozen summit", in reference to what was, at the time, one of the highest elevation tea gardens in Taiwan. Today, tea is...


  • Wenshan Baozhong
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    漢字 文山包種烏龍春茶

    origin Pinglin County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, twisted

    flavor notes floral, vegetal, crisp

    漢字 文山包種烏龍春茶

    origin Pinglin County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, twisted

    flavor notes floral, vegetal, crisp

    Wenshan, the range of mountains that surround Taipei in northern Taiwan produces a type of oolong that is twisted rather than rolled. It's a crafting style that hearkens to an earlier time in tea making, and actually predates the rolled oolongs for which Taiwan is known. Called Baozhongs or "Pouchongs",...


  • Jin Xuan, Winter Sprout
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    漢字 金萱烏龍冬茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes sugarcane, fresh cream, vegetal

    漢字 金萱烏龍冬茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes sugarcane, fresh cream, vegetal

    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...


  • Alishan, Spring
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    漢字 阿里山烏龍春茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes floral, smooth, vegetal

    漢字 阿里山烏龍春茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes floral, smooth, vegetal

    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...


  • Aged Tung Ting, ca. 1980
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     漢字   八〇年凍頂老茶

    origin   Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft  rolled & re-roasted

    flavor notes  coffee, smoky, mellow

     漢字   八〇年凍頂老茶

    origin   Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft  rolled & re-roasted

    flavor notes  coffee, smoky, mellow

    Until the mid-1980s, Taiwan oolong teas were rolled by hand in small canvas bundles. Hand rolling produced tea clusters that were looser than what is created using modern machine rolling methods. These looser clusters required firing at higher temperatures for optimal preservation, which in turn produced a richer, more robust...


  • Heritage Grand Scarlet Robe
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    漢字 武夷大紅袍

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes caramel, oak, dried fruit

    漢字 武夷大紅袍

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes caramel, oak, dried fruit

    So named because a Tang Dynasty scholar on his way to the Imperial examinations made tea from its leaves – and was the only scholar out of two hundred to pass the exam and awarded the imperial scarlet robe. In gratitude, the scholar wrapped the tea plant in those same...


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