As the story goes, the tea plant from which this Taiwanese oolong gets its name was left to a pious farmer by a Buddhist god as a way of thanks for this man’s dedicated upkeep of the village’s temple.
This velvety and creamy tea has intricate juxtapositions of roasted buckwheat and chestnut with sweet dried apricot, a winning combination straight from the gods.
Ingredients: Oolong tea. Origin: Nantou County, Taiwan Caffeine: LOW-MED
Water Sprite Oolong
This special Shui Xian oolong comes from a family farm high up in the Wuyi Mountains of Southeast China. The 10-100 year old plants are fed from mountain spring water and grown in a deep gorge that provides protection from the elements.
Water Sprite oolong is spicy but slightly tinged with sweetness, balanced with strong earthy notes and the distinct taste of honey brought out by this family’s award-winning charcoal roasting process.
Spring 2021 Harvest.
Ingredients: Oolong tea. Origin: Tongmu, Fujian, China Caffeine: MED
Dragon Claw Oolong
This sharp and lingering oolong is aptly named, because as the tea leaves open, they resemble claws unfurling. These leaves are plucked at the beginning of the harvest after summer when the leaves are dark green, but the cup steeps to a beautiful amber colour with a nutty toasted finish and the sweet tartness of apricot.
We're huge fans of oolongs in general, but this one is just spectacular.
Ingredients: Oolong tea. Origin: Maipokhari, Ilam region, Nepal Caffeine: MED
Bao Zhong Royale
One of our favorite oolongs to date, this spectacular tea is lightly oxidized but still hefty on floral complexity with little to no astringency.
We love its complicated combination of roasted stone fruit, unsweetened coconut, and firewood, with a deliciously rich and buttery, creamy aftertaste.
It also withstands multiple infusions.
Ingredients: Oolong tea. Origin: Mingjian Village, Taiwan Caffeine: MED
Four Seasons Spring Oolong
Four Seasons Spring Oolong is a highly-prized tea grown at elevations of 500-850 meters above sea level in the Mingjian Village of Nantou, Taiwan. It is made from large, tightly rolled leafs that expand tremendously when infused.
Its elegant aroma swirls with fresh gardenia with a lingering pineapple taste and notes of juicy mango. Enjoy this golden green cup on its own to truly appreciate its multiple layers.
This tea is a perfect afternoon sipper and also makes a terrific iced tea! (Visit tearunners.com/iced)
Ingredients: Oolong tea. Origin: Nantou, Taiwan Caffeine: Medium
Plum Blossom Dan Cong Oolong
Grown from 200-year-old tea trees on the steep steps of a high mountain side, this tea is a unique creation from a master tea maker known for crafting award-winning dan cong oolongs. This is a heavily processed oolong that undergoes multiple stages of sorting, withering, oxidation, and wood charcoal firing.
Plum Blossom is truly exquisite with a peachy, naturally sweet aroma followed by notes of plum, stone fruit, and almonds.
Ingredients: Oolong tea. Origin: Guangdong, China Caffeine: LOW-MED
Oolongs are one of our favorite tea varietals because of their richness and deep complexities, but this oolong in particular really stands out. Toasted nutty notes warm the palate while the underlying juicy tartness of stonefruit adds a beautiful balance.
Make sure to steep this tea in a proper pot where its leaves can expand, as this will ensure that this floral and herbaceous tea can shine to its full potential.
Ingredients: Oolong tea. Origin: Fujian, China Caffeine: Med
Named for the fine hairs on the back of its leaves, this milky oolong unfurls to a deep and aromatic liquor. The leaves have been plucked during spring and then lightly oxidized, resulting in a delicate and refreshing tea with loads of character. With its bright notes of juicy peach, this oolong is equally delicious served hot or iced.
Ingredients: Oolong tea Origin: Guangdong, China Caffeine Content: MED
This lovely pure oolong tea comes from Northern Thailand where the soil is softer, providing a deeper concentration of nutrients. It brews to a beautiful red with lively notes of dried raisin and baked black cherry with a touch of cacao.
Enjoy the aroma of caramelized fruit and chocolate as the leaves steep. An outstanding sweeter oolong tea, sure to be a new favorite.
Ingredients: Oolong tea Origin: Doi Mae Salong, Thailand Caffeine content: MED-HIGH
Winter Snowflake Duck Shit Aroma Dan Cong Oolong
Don’t worry- this tea’s name comes from the savviness of the villagers in the area.
Wanting to guard their tea bushes, they told outsiders that the color of the soil was due to “copious amounts of duck shit”.
In truth, this tea brews to a gorgeous and sophisticated fruity-floral aroma with a rich and wonderful creaminess.
Winter 2020 Harvest
Ingredients: Oolong tea. Origin: Guangdong, China Caffeine: MED