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taiwan/formosa oolongs

Oolongs were first produced in Taiwan in the 19th century, importing the knowledge and plants from the Fujian Province of China. Today some people (but not the Chinese) feel Taiwan produces the finest oolongs in the world. We tend to source our Taiwan oolongs from small family farms, located throughout the island.

Amber Oolong | Oolong Tea

Amber Oolong | Oolong Tea

4 oz. $23.87

This is a world class Taiwanese baked oolong from the mountains of central Taiwan. They begin with very high grade Tung Ting style tea, then through a tea master's baking of the leaf they add layers of flavors. So you get a tea with the sweet honey notes of a lighter oolong, with layers of darker, richer, slightly toasty flavors. What makes this such an amazing tea is you get all these flavors in the same swallow.

Brandy Oolong | Oolong Tea

Brandy Oolong | Oolong Tea

4 oz. $12.97

This Nantou County oolong is a lovely medium to strong tea that steeps up a shimmering amber hue, with a great stone fruit aroma. The liquor is silky smooth, and sweet-with hints of honey and mineral, and slightly reminiscent of the extremely rare Ruby 18.

Formosa Choicest | Oolong Tea

Formosa Choicest | Oolong Tea

4 oz. $14.97

This tea possesses the classic oolong flavor: medium-bodied, smooth, a slight fruitness and toastiness in the finish. Delicious.

Green Dragon | Oolong Tea

Green Dragon | Oolong Tea

4 oz. $15.97

One of the nicest Tung Ting style oolongs. It is very silky, medium-bodied with sweet, fruity notes, and a lovely lingering aftertaste. Great for multiple steepings.

Gunpowder Oolong | Oolong Tea

Gunpowder Oolong | Oolong Tea

4 oz. $9.97

This is a wild and crazy tea: it looks like a gunpowder tea-it tastes like a floral Taiwan oolong. The tightly balled leaves produce a cup that is silky, smooth, and slighty sweet.

Jade Beauty Oolong | Oolong Tea

Jade Beauty Oolong | Oolong Tea

2 oz. $28.75

A wonderfully complex Tung Ting style oolong from Nantou County, Taiwan. This tea has been visited by the "green leaf hopper" insect (like Oriental Beauty) so it has that characteristic honey note. It also has sweet, spicy, slightly toasty tastes and a long lingering aftertaste. One of the best oolongs we've tasted in a while.

Only available in 2 ounce quantities.

Jade Oolong | Oolong Tea

Jade Oolong | Oolong Tea

4 oz. $11.97

This is the classic Taiwanese oolong: wonderfully aromatic, very smooth, silky, slightly sweet, and floral. Made from the Jin Suang cultivar in a Tung-Ting style, this is a tea from the central mountains that is enjoyed all over the island.

Longevity Oolong | Oolong Tea

Longevity Oolong | Oolong Tea

4 oz. $18.89

This baked Ti Kwan Yin style oolong has been preserved and rebaked for each of the last four years. This produces a leaf that is almost coal-black and the steeped cup is dark, toasty, very smooth, and slightly fruity and sweet.

Milk Oolong, Traditional | Oolong Tea

Milk Oolong, Traditional | Oolong Tea

4 oz. $24.97

This famous Taiwan tea delivers a cup that is sweet, fresh, slightly floral, with light creamy notes. Those creamy notes are where the name "milk oolong" comes from, there are no other ingredients besides tea: made from the Jin Suang cultivar.

Oriental Beauty Supreme | Oolong Tea

Oriental Beauty Supreme | Oolong Tea

2 oz. $24.40

Taiwan's queen of teas, this is a wonderful lot of Oriental Beauty: aromatic and perfectly balanced with notes of honey, fruit, a slight toastiness, and a rich, complex lingering aftertaste. It's kind of like drinking a rainbow: light, dark, and everything pleasing in-between.

Only available in 2 ounce quaitities.

Tung Ting Oolong | Oolong Tea

Tung Ting Oolong | Oolong Tea

4 oz. $6.67

This classic tea from the mountains of central Taiwan is sweet, silky, and floral. This is a "greener" oolong, meaning it is a little lighter and not very toasty. It delivers multiple steepings of a delicious cup.

Tung Ting Oolong, Light Roast | Oolong Tea

Tung Ting Oolong, Light Roast | Oolong Tea

4 oz. $22.97

This delicious hand-processed oolong is based on the classic Tung Ting style oolong from from the mountains of Nantou County. After initial processing the tea is then lightly baked to give a slight toasty note wafting over the natural sweetness of the base oolong.

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