Oolong originated from - and is a speciality of - the Formosa mountains in Taiwan. After plucking, the leaves are fermented and then wilted in the sun. Frequent turning of the tea in bamboo baskets during the drying process allows the oolong to develop a mild aroma and a large wildly curled leaf. It..
Ginseng oolong has long been a popular tea. This new very high Imperial grade is the ultimate in ginseng oolong. The rolled leaves are coated with powdered ginseng, which produces a wonderful smooth and balanced cup. Ginseng is claimed to be one of the world's famous aphrodisiacs, so perhaps there i..
Milk oolong, sometimes called silk oolong, has such a unique taste that many romantic stories have evolved to explain its unusual flavour.The explanation (the prosaic one) of the sweet milk and light orchid notes is the result of the sudden shift in temperature during harvest in Fujian Province.&nbs..
This is the perfect liaison between soft oolong tea and fruity, lovely natural orange flavour. Char recommends this fruit blend to you, with its long, slightly curly leaf, this tea is really impressive. It will enchant you with its soft, flowery aroma and taste of sun-ripened oranges. Ingredients: h..
A Tribute to Queen Catherine of Braganza. Catherine and her husband King Charles II introduced tea to England around 1662. Their passion for tea resulted in England becoming a tea drinking nation (ref: Tea Illustrated ISBN978-1-905400-64-5). This oolong tea is the same in nature and taste as the tea..
This remarkable tea comes from the Guangxi province of South China. It is also known as orchid oolong. Freshly picked osmanthus flowers with the taste of fresh peaches are blended with slightly fermented green tea to create a golden-coloured cup that is sweet, rich and fruity. Drink a..
Wu Yi oolong originates from the Wu Yi Mountain in Fujian Province of China and was first recorded during the Song dynasty (960AD). The Chinese claim that oolong is the most beneficial tea for health. The heavily fermented leaf is almost black in colour. It releases a woody nutty taste that is speci..
Oolong teas have always been taken seriously by those who are serious about tea. They are partially or semi-oxidized teas. Depending on the production methods used, oolong teas fall into two categories - dark open leafed or greener balled. Both offer a beautiful fresh and complex tea drinking experience.
The darker oolongs can be infused several times, giving a soft, fruity, pale amber liquor with a honeyed character. The greener oolongs give a very pale amber-green liquor and have a wonderful fragrant character comparable to narcissus or hyacinth. Both can be infused several times. Oolongs are traditionally manufactured in China and Taiwain although other countries have now also started production.