Chinese & Formosan Oolong Teas
Chinese & Formosan Oolong Teas
True Cream Golden Bud Milk Oolong (Formosa) - This is a great example of the range of flavors tea plants have to offer, with nothing added that was not already in the leaf. We are more accustomed to tea leaves giving up floral notes, even when no flowers have been added, or to evocations of dried fruit and roasted grains when none has been added, but milk is more startling. Mouthfeel is smooth and buttery (of course!), supple and velvety with no bite.
Long Stem Monkey Picked Ti Kuan Yin (China) - Centuries ago, Buddhist Monks living in the rocky, mountainous region in Fujian Province, trained monkeys to pick the tea that they could not get to. The leaves on the stem open into large, full-size tea leaves. The resulting brew is a light yellow-green color, with a fresh, clean, slightly floral aroma. The taste is fresh, non-grassy, light and smooth with a slightly sweet aftertaste.
Ti Kuan Yin Classic - 1st Grade (China) - This represents the high-end of the traditional Ti Kuan Yin Teas. From the An-xi region of Fujian Province, the dark emerald green leaves are 40% oxidized are tightly wound to unfurl on brewing, imparting a smooth body and sweet finish. One of China's most beloved oolongs and is extremely time-consuming to produce (well over a dozen distinct steps in the processing).
Shui Hsien, Phoenix Single Trunk (Dan Cong) (China) - From the Phoenix Mountain area in Guangdong (Canton) Province, the leaves from a single Tea-tree (trunk) are processed by themselves - unlike other Teas where the entire picking from all trees on the plantation are mixed and processed together.
Royal Red Robe Premium (Da Hong Pao) (China) - From the WuYi Mountains in the Fujian province. It is here that grows one of China's most famous Teas. Da Hong Pao grows defiantly in the gaps of the mountainous rock, making cultivation both arduous and spell-bindingly beautiful. This Tea is famous for its "dragonfly's head, frog's limbs and three colors." This refers to the green, red and brown colors found in the cross-section of each leaf.
Tun Ting Premium Grade (Formosa) - A descendant of oolong varieties taken from Jian'ou in China's Fujian Province, Tung Ting was brought to the central Taiwan mountain in the mid-1800s. We source exclusively spring harvested leaves for their fragrance and mouth feel. The tea is then lightly oxidized to accentuate its fresh orchid and gardenia notes.
Formosa Silver Tip - Oriental Beauty - From northern Taiwan, Tea leaves are picked in the tropical heat of summer, then hand twisted and left to dry to various shades of green, red and brown, with a silvery sheen. Its honey-like liquid is light yet rich, imparting a floral sweetness and full-bodied flavor.
Green Jade Oolong (Formosa) - From Nantou county, Taiwan. A highly prized tea, similar in style to Tung Ting, Jade oolongs are a beautiful deep green in appearance, with large, tightly rolled leaves. Once infused, these lightly oxidized leaves gradually unfurl to release their essential oils. Jade oolongs are known for their fresh green-floral aroma, sweet flavor and clean, delicate mouthfeel.
Pouchong Oolong Premium (Formosa) - also called "Bao Zhong" or "Baozhong", is a lightly oxidized oolong tea from Taiwan that is harvested twice per year, with a spring crop in April and a winter harvest in December. The name Bao Zhong refers to the "wrapped style" of traditional processing, in which this tea undergoes a very light rolling in order to keep its twisted leaf shape, and an oxidation level of less than 20% is maintained to preserve the ethereal, high floral aromas.
All order that include any of our Teas will have an $8.00 shipping and handling fee.