Oolong tea originates from China and is made from the traditional tea plant, Camellia Sinensis. Oolong teas commonly grow in China and Taiwan.
The flavour of oolong tea can vary from fruity and sweet with a honey-like aroma to fresh and green with a floral aroma to thick and woody with a toasty aroma. The unique flavour of each oolong tea stems from the soil, the seeds and the level of oxidisation which can vary from 8% to 85%.
Oolong tea is created using a unique process that involves withering the harvested leaves under strong sunlight and applying oxidation before twisting the tea into curls, spirals or beads. The tea is then baked and roasted to bring out more depth of flavour.
The Chinese term for ‘oolong’ directly translates to ‘dark green tea’. This is a perfect and simple way to describe oolong, the flavour of which is a marriage between green and black tea. During the production of oolong, a high level of attention is given to timing and temperature. This precise control of the conditions of treatment brings out the unique flavour, colour and aroma of oolong tea.
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Fine quality oolongs are generally grown from unique cultivars which are created through selective breeding.
Oolong tea is well-loved in China and is used in the Gongfu Tea Ceremony of the Fujian province.
The most famous and revered oolong teas grow in the Wuyi mountains of Fujian, China as well as in the small country of Taiwan which is located off the coast of Fujian.
Offering a wonderfully thick and creamy texture which imparts a unique, nectar-sweet taste that is long lasting on the tongue, this is a rich and complex, yet deeply satisfying tea which is enhanced by infusing many times over.
This famous Taiwanese oolong tea imparts a beautiful light yellow hue, an exquisite earthy-sweet aroma and a deliciously mild and creamy flavour. The tea has a light body and a very clean aftertaste. The tea can be enjoyed at any time of the day and is a great choice for people who are new to oolongs or who are looking for an everyday oolong.
The delicate hand-picked leaves are meticulously heavy-baked to enhance the distinctive, ripe fruity notes of this most unique tea. The beautiful yellowish-green liquor imparts a thick texture in the mouth and gives way to deliciously sweet notes.
This is a luxurious and very unique Wuyi Mountain Oolong tea from Fujian region. The long wiry dark leaves impart a rich, honey-like fragrance and a complex yet subtle flavour combinations. This exclusive black oolong is delightfully light and smooth with creamy and fruity undertones and creates a beautiful light-amber hue.
This exquisite monkey-picked tie guan yin tea is a very high-quality oolong tea from anxi, fujian, china. Picked during the spring from higher elevations than other tie guan yin grades, the monkey-picked grade is entirely handmade by small family artisans with great care. The taste is rich with long-lasting floral-buttery notes.
This exquisite genuine milk oolong tea is meticulously harvested from high-mountain jin xuan tea bushes in taiwan. The leaves are very delicately processed to enhance the wonderful natural milky fragrance of the liquor.