Oolong Tea

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.

Discover our wide selection of Oolong Teas

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.

Our selection of oolongs includes an exclusive Wuyi mountain variety, the famous Taiwanese Four Season oolong, the sweet and creamy Jin Xuan milk oolong and many more.

A healthy tea variety to be enjoyed at any time of day

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Tie Guan Yin Supreme (Iron Goddess of Mercy) - No.99

Tie Guan Yin Supreme (Iron Goddess of Mercy) - No.99From:  £7.95

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.

Taiwanese Ginseng Oolong - No.96

Taiwanese Ginseng Oolong - No.96From:  £6.15

This wonderful tea exquisitely combines the very finest, lightly-oxidised oolong leaves with deliciously revitalising ginseng roots, to create an exceptional infusion.

Taiwanese Jin Xuan (Milk) Oolong - No.97

Taiwanese Jin Xuan (Milk) Oolong - No.97From:  £6.45

This award-wining luxury Milk Oolong is famously sweet and creamy and imparts a wonderful and wholesome flavour.

Oolong Tea Discovery Pack

Oolong Tea Discovery Pack£9.95

If you are new to Oolong teas, try our 5 different taster collection - 10g each

Taiwanese Four Season Oolong - No.90

Taiwanese Four Season Oolong - No.90From:  £5.50

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.

Milk Oolong Tea Triunes - No.97

Milk Oolong Tea Triunes - No.97From:  £6.75

These award-wining luxury teabags hold a very popular and delicious tea. Milk Oolong is famously sweet and creamy and impart a wonderful and wholesome flavour.

Taiwanese Dongding Oolong - No.95

Taiwanese Dongding Oolong - No.95From:  £8.50

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. 

Wuyi Shui Xian Oolong - No.91

Wuyi Shui Xian Oolong - No.91From:  £6.50

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.

Monkey Picked Tie Guan Yin - Limited Edition - No.93

Monkey Picked Tie Guan Yin - Limited Edition - No.93From:  £15.95

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.

Taiwanese Milk Oolong Supreme - Limited Edition - No.92

Taiwanese Milk Oolong Supreme - Limited Edition - No.92From:  £24.95

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.

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