Oolong Teas

Oolong is neither a black or a green tea as it falls into its own unique category. An oolong may end up with more black tea characteristics or more green tea characteristics depending on the direction the tea master takes in the processing of the tea.

Oolong tea is frequently described as partially oxidized tea with oxidization levels that may vary from less than ten percent (more like green tea) to as high as eighty percent (much closer to black tea).

Oolong tea is also hand-crafted into more unique shapes than other tea types. These artisanal shaping techniques depend on the traditional methods used by the tea master and are most commonly rolled, twisted or curled into tight balls or wiry strands.

Famous oolong loose leaf teas include, Grand Scarlett Robe - Da Hong Pao, Iron Goddess of Mercy, Formosa and Milk Oolong.

Our oolong loose leaf teas are carefully selected and hand-crafted by tea masters. We micro-blend and package small batches assuring you get the best loose leaf tea from each harvest.

At The Spice & Tea Shoppe we never compromise on quality and strive to offer you only the best loose leaf tea because we feel you deserve it.

  • Formosa Oolong (Wu-Long) is a flavorful alternative to the higher priced Fancy grades, with much of the complexity and cup character. The bold leaves, with some silvery tips, produce a liquor with notes of dark grapes and hints of peach. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 190 degrees for 4 Minutes

    Formosa Oolong

    Formosa Oolong (Wu-Long) is a flavorful alternative to the higher priced Fancy grades, with much of the complexity and cup character. The bold leaves, with some silvery tips, produce a liquor with notes of dark grapes and hints of peach. Steeping...

  • Grand Scarlet Robe, Da Hong Pao, is probably the best known and most fabled of Chinese oolongs. There are few mother trees still in existence so tea gardens cultivate later generation strains of the original trees. Our Grand Scarlett Robe is carefully selected to be consistent with the genetic make-up of the original mother trees that produce an initial steep of intense toffee and caramel notes yet we find the complex fruity notes that emerge in later infusions to be equally captivating. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp - 200 degrees- 1 second rinse and discard. First steep, 200 degrees for 1 Minute, second steep - 200 degrees for 1.5-2 Minutes

    Grand Scarlet Robe - Da Hong Pao

    Grand Scarlet Robe - Da Hong Pao, is probably the best known and most fabled of Chinese oolongs. There are few mother trees still in existence so tea gardens cultivate later generation strains of the original trees. Our Grand Scarlett Robe is carefully...

  • Iron Goddess of Mercy, Ti Kwan Yin, is our signature Chinese oolong and is highly recommended to the new oolong tea drinker. Iron Goddess is one of China's most popular Oolong teas and is 30-40% oxidized to produce a full-bodied texture, toasty aroma, and a bittersweet chocolate flavor. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 190-200 degrees for 2 Minutes

    Iron Goddess of Mercy - Ti Kwan Yin

    Iron Goddess of Mercy - Ti Kwan Yin is our signature Chinese oolong and is highly recommended to the new oolong tea drinker. Iron Goddess is one of China's most popular Oolong teas and is 30-40% oxidized to produce a full-bodied texture, toasty aroma,...

  • Jade Green - Ti Kwan Yin is a popular Chinese Oolong tea and is probably the most complex oolong to make, requiring 10-13 different rolling actions and proper baking temperatures. The Jade Green Ti Kwan Yin is only 10% oxidized and is very similar in nature to a delicate green tea. When steeped, it will produce a light green-yellow brew with a sweet vegetal flavor. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 185-190 degrees for 2 Minutes

    Jade Green - Ti Kwan Yin

    Jade Green - Ti Kwan Yin is a popular Chinese Oolong tea and is probably the most complex oolong to make, requiring 10-13 different rolling actions and proper baking temperatures. The Jade Green Ti Kwan Yin is only 10% oxidized and is very similar in...

  • We believe our Reserve List Milk Oolong is the finest Milk Oolong available. Many commercially available Milk Oolongs are artificially flavored (artificial butter and cream flavoring) to mask an inferior leaf and poor craftsmanship. Our Reserve List Milk Oolong is hand harvested in Chinas famous Fujian Mountain region, is lightly oxidized and will amaze you with its buttery taste, incredible mouthfeel and exquisite notes of sweet cream and pineapple. Enjoy this rare and limited masterpiece for its too late. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 170-185 degrees for 4 Minutes

    Reserve List Milk Oolong

    We believe our Reserve List Milk Oolong is the finest Milk Oolong available. Many commercially available Milk Oolongs are artificially flavored (artificial butter and cream flavoring) to mask an inferior leaf and poor craftsmanship. Our Reserve List Milk...

  • Special Orchid, Tung Ting, and also known as Dong Ding, translates as "Icy Peak" and is named after the mountain that overshadows the local village. Tung Ting is a 30-40% oxidized Oolong and is the principle example of tea rolled into large, dense pearls. This is an outstanding oolong with a complex toasty taste, buttery and vanilla background and wonderful aroma. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 185-190 degrees for 3 Minutes

    Special Orchid - Tung Ting

    Special Orchid - Tung Ting, also known as Dong Ding, translates as "Icy Peak", and named after the mountain that overshadows the local village. Tung Ting is a 30-40% oxidized Oolong and is the principle example of tea rolled into large, dense pearls...

  • Jade Pouchong, Bao Zhong, is the specialty of the region around Pinglin, a village situated in the Wen Shan mountains in northern Taiwan. Jade Pouchong is a very light Oolong tea, only eight to ten percent oxidation, therefore it is very close to a green tea, but offers radically different aromas including fresh herbaceous and buttery vanilla. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 170-185 degrees for 4 Minutes

    The Finest Jade Pouchong - Bao Zhong

    Jade Pouchong - Bao Zhong - is the specialty of the region around Pinglin, a village situated in the Wen Shan mountains in northern Taiwan. Jade Pouchong is a very light Oolong tea, only eight to ten percent oxidation, therefore it is very close to a...

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