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Smoky Teas

From roasted oolongs to smoked black teas, these varieties offer a memorable smokiness in their taste.

  • Lapsang Souchong
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    漢字 正山小種

    origin Fujian

    craft smoked with pine

    flavor notes pine smoke, earthy, robust

    漢字 正山小種

    origin Fujian

    craft smoked with pine

    flavor notes pine smoke, earthy, robust

    Lapsang Souchong originated during the tumult of the Taiping Rebellion, a civil war that raged through southern China from 1850 to 1864. While in the Wuyi Mountains, Taiping soldiers used bags of maocha, or unfinished tea, as resting cushions. Their weight crushed and damaged the leaves, encouraging the oxidation that transformed the...


  • 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

    After many years in our collection, we have finally reached the end of this aged crop. For a similarly rich, roasted flavor, we recommend exploring Wuyi Oolongs. 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...


  • Heritage Golden Buddha
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    漢字 武夷金佛岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, dried fruit, rich

    漢字 武夷金佛岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, dried fruit, rich

    A relatively new Wuyi oolong cultivar developed in the 1990's by the Wuyishan Tea Research Institute, Golden Buddha was created to highlight the sweet, creamy characteristics of Wuyi Oolong. Our Heritage Golden Buddha is thus a marrying of new and old – a fairly new varietal crafted using very traditional methods....


  • Amber Wuyi
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    Amber Wuyi

    $18.00

    漢字 武夷水仙岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, whiskey, floral

    漢字 武夷水仙岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, whiskey, floral

    Crafted from the popular Shui Xian variety, our Amber Wuyi is roasted in the traditional style over longan fruit wood. A balance of burned caramel and dried fruit notes with a complex, whiskey-like finish makes this a nuanced introduction to Wuyi oolong teas.


  • Heritage Beidou
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    漢字 武夷大紅袍, 北斗

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes toffee, dried fruit, oak barrels

    漢字 武夷大紅袍, 北斗

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes toffee, dried fruit, oak barrels

    Beidou, or "North Star" is famed as a direct descendant of the true Grand Scarlet Robe, or “Da Hong Pao”, variety. As true Da Hong Pao teas are reserved for elite government officials and dignitaries, we spend our sourcing trips searching for descendant varieties like this Beidou, which is reputed...


  • Cold Brew Roasted Oolong
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    Cold Brew Roasted Oolong offers a deep, rich, and surprisingly refreshing iced tea. This premium oolong is crafted in the Wuyi Mountains and roasted the traditional way over longan fruitwood, giving it a natural taste like burnt caramel, dried fruit, and whiskey casks. Each pack includes 10 cold brew sachets (10g/ea.) of Roasted Oolong, enough to brew 20 quarts of iced tea. The "Sample (1 Serving)" size includes a single, pre-packed 10g sachet, enough to make a single two-liter pitcher of cold brew tea....