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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.

  • Huang Zhi Xiang (Orange Blossom)
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    漢字 黃枝香鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes citrus, honey

    漢字 黃枝香鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes citrus, honey

    Huang Zhi Xiang is one of our most elegant Phoenix Oolong teas. Its name loosely translates to "Orange Blossom Fragrance" because of the hint of citrus oil in the tea's natural aroma. Grown at over 900 meters above sea level on Wudong Mountain, Phoenix Range, our Huang Zhi Xiang was...


  • Song Zhong
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    Song Zhong

    $54.00

    漢字 宋種鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes peach, honey

    漢字 宋種鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes peach, honey

    Song Zhong traces its origins back to the waning days of the Southern Song Dynasty. Locals on Phoenix Mountain tell of the last Song Emperor's flight from the invading Mongols. Tired and thirsty, the emperor was restored with tea brewed from the leaves of a Phoenix Mountain oolong. Today, Song...


  • Tung Ting
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    Tung Ting

    $12.00

    漢字 凍頂

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes gardenia, orchid

    漢字 凍頂

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes gardenia, orchid

    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...


  • Dark Roast Formosa Oolong Tea Bags
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    This bright red canister contains 18 tea bags, sourced from the same small growers as our premium loose leaf tea, and packed exclusively for us. Each year, a portion of our oolong harvest 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 slow roasting gradually caramelizes the natural sugars in the tea and...

  • Heritage Grand Scarlet Robe
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    漢字 武夷大紅袍

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes toffee, oak

    漢字 武夷大紅袍

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes toffee, oak

    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...


  • Premium Collection
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    Our Premium Collection makes the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life. With a wide variety of styles from traditional tea-producing regions in China and Taiwan, this collection covers the full range of flavor profiles and offers a premium selection of each type of tea. Along with the tea, we've included a brewing instruction card along with a description of each tea. Everything is beautifully packaged in an impressive red gift box. We...

  • Tung Ting, Mi Xiang
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    漢字 蜜香凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes citrus, buttered rum

    漢字 蜜香凍頂烏龍

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes citrus, buttered rum

    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...


  • Persimmon Blossom (Ya Sai)
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    漢字 柿花香(鴨屎香) 鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes asian pear, honey

    漢字 柿花香(鴨屎香) 鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes asian pear, honey

    The Phoenix Mountain range historically has been isolated from the rest of Guangzhou due to its remote location and harsh terrain, resulting in the development of distinctly unique tea varieties and traditions. In particular, this persimmon blossom tea was so rare and so desirable that farmers took to calling it...


  • Tung Ting Ginseng
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    漢字 凍頂人參

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft blended

    flavor notes rich, gardenia

    漢字 凍頂人參

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft blended

    flavor notes rich, gardenia

    We make our own tea blends only if we feel the combination does not detract from the tea's natural character. Ginseng root pairs especially well with our winter harvested Tung Ting. A descendent of oolong varieties taken from Jian'ou in China's Fujian Province, Tung Ting was brought to the eponymous...


  • Aged Tieguanyin, ca. 1986
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    漢字 猴王鐵觀音老茶

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft never re-roasted

    flavor notes plum, walnut

    漢字 猴王鐵觀音老茶

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft never re-roasted

    flavor notes plum, walnut

    Aged oolongs are rare in the world of teas. Unlike pu-erhs that change through microbial activity, oolong leaves age naturally. And whereas pu-erh teas are considered "living teas" that must be exposed to air, aged oolongs are often kept sealed as they age. This tea was sourced in the mid-80's,...


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

    origin   Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft  rolled & re-roasted

    flavor notes  smoke, cocoa

     漢字   陳年凍頂老茶

    origin   Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft  rolled & re-roasted

    flavor notes  smoke, cocoa

    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...


  • The Discovery Collection
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    The Discovery Collection is a collection of our favorite teas. We intended the collection as our welcome pack for those discovering our loose leaf teas for the first time, but we're sure the selection would please even the tea connoisseur. Included in the Discovery Collection are four 1 ounce bags of tea, ranging from light to dark, including teas from different regions, representing different crafting styles and flavor profiles. There's a small card in the...

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