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99% Oxidised Purple Oolong
24 / 50g

Tasting Notes: Cinnamon, coffee, musk and amber, with rich earthy undertones

Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves

Origin: Indonesia

Region: Sumatra

Water Temperature: 190 F / 88 C

Steep Time: 3-5 minutes

Suggested Serving: 1 tsp / 8oz

Our bold and distinct 99% Oxidized Purple Oolong is a wonderful tea tasting experience! The tea was grown in Indonesia, and is a rare treat from this region. The highly oxidized tea produces solid flavors of cinnamon, coffee, musk and amber, with undertones of rich earthiness; rare to find in a good tea!

While the leaves are a deep purple, the brew produced is a caramel liquid that is thick and rich. This particular oolong is perfect for multiple infusions, because as is the case with any good tea, the flavours develop and become more complex with each steeping. While it is a strong oolong, much bolder than less oxidized tea, true enthusiasts will enjoy the complex flavors provided in multiple steeps!

Price:

12 / 25g

24 / 50g

48 / 100g

Jin Xuan Milk Oolong
19.5 / 50g

Tasting Notes: Smooth, milky, buttery finish

Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves

Origin: Taiwan

Region: Alishan

Water Temperature: 190 F / 88 C

Steep Time: 3-5 minutes

Suggested Serving: 1 tsp / 8oz

There is quite a bit of misunderstanding about what milk oolongs are, and sadly there are many low-quality examples of this fine tea dogging about, too. Milk oolong is really a buyer-beware situation, and as premium tea retailers we usually avoid walking right into the eye of the storm when it comes to tea controversy and confusion.

But real milk oolongs are so good that we wanted to shed some light on what milk oolong is and what it isn’t and introduce the real-deal to our customers.

Simply put, milk oolongs are lovely, sweet, lightly-roasted semiball-rolled style oolongs produced in different regions of Taiwan from a particular tea bush cultivar – Jin Xuan (Tai Cha #12 ). This cultivar is sometimes referred to as Golden Lily.

All of Taiwan’s great oolongs begin with specific tea bush cultivars that, in conjunction with the unique terroir of each location, influence the flavour of the tea. Although Jin Xuan is a relatively new cultivar (developed in the 1980’s) it is now one of Taiwan’s four main tea cultivars (dozens of cultivars and varietals are grown throughout Taiwan) and the cultivar behind the marketing of milk oolong tea.

It is the flavour of the fresh leaves from these tea bushes that is transformed into the soft, creamy, ‘milky’ flavour which makes this tea so desirable. Try our milk oolong and you will see that it has very little astringency and an abundance of natural sweetness. This tea has been given a very light roasting, which enhances the milk fragrance – nai xiang – of the tea.

Real milk oolong tea is very appealing and delicious, and very popular in Taiwan and abroad. However, it is important to understand that absolutely no milk is involved in the production of real Taiwan ‘milk’ tea.

Anyway, our customers can rest assured that our milk oolong is the real milk oolong, and should not be confused with Chinese imitations of milk oolongs or low-quality teas that have been artificially flavoured with a so-called ‘milk’ flavour. Real milk oolong is a natural Taiwan original, and has never seen the white-soul of the inside of a bottle of milk.

Its production requires special attention to time, temperature, altitude and soil conditions. This special growing region, and process is what gives this tea its natural creaminess, milk flavour and silky texture. Our Milk Jin Xuan Taiwanese oolong produces a pale yellow infusion, with the milky sweet fragrance and smooth, slightly sweet taste that lingers on and on, this is one tea you cannot forget.

Price:

$19.5 / 50g

$39 / 100g

 

Peach and Mango Oolong
12.5 / 50g

Tasting Notes: Rich autumnal flavour of ripened peaches with lingering hints of oak and a long honey finish.

Ingredients: Oolong tea, Mango + Peach pieces, Plum+Sunflower+Calendula petals

Origin: China, Thailand, France

Caffeine Content: Low

Water Temperature: 190 F / 88 C

Steep Time:  3-5 minutes

Suggested Serving: 1 tsp / 8oz

Delightful and refreshing, this wonderfully distinctive tea exhibits a rich Autumnal flavour of ripened peaches and mangos with lingering hints of oak and a long honey finish.

Lightly peach with blushing delicious astringency enhancing a Ti Kuan Yin Oolong.

Price:

$12.5 / 50g

$25 / 100g

 

Iron Goddess of Mercy
13 / 50g

Tasting Notes: Light, floral, smooth palate, slightly sweet finish

Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves

Origin: China

Region: Fujian Province

Water Temperature: 190 F / 88 C

Steep Time: 3-5 minutes

Suggested Serving: 1 tsp / 8oz

One of the most famous Chinese oolong teas is the Iron Goddess of Mercy is named after the Chinese goddess Guanyin.  The tea is also well known as Tie Guan Yin (or TGY). Regardless of what you call it, its distinctive flavour and light floral fragrance are what make this oolong tea so famous. Our Iron Goddess of Mercy has a light golden-amber infusion with a smooth body and sweet finish. It is beautifully floral and fragrant- truly a tea masterpiece.

Besides the intoxicating flavour of course, Iron Goddess of Mercy is also popular because of its numerous healing properties.  Some of the benefits of this tea include anti-aging, anti-cancer, the treatment and prevention of diabetes, and an aid in weight loss. When you combine a great tasting tea classic, pleasant fragrance and the health benefits, you can see why this tea is so sought after!

Price: 

13 / 50g

26 / 100g

Brandy Oolong Ruby-18
30 / 50g

Tasting Notes: It is complex and long in the mouth.  Its flavour profile includes sugar, caramel, cocoa and cinnamon.

Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves

Origin: Taiwan

Region: Nantou

Water Temperature: 190 F / 88 C

Steep Time: 3-5 minutes

Suggested Serving: 1 tsp / 8oz

Brandy Oolong is made from a special cultivar of the tea plant unique to Taiwan (TTES 18), this offering is a highly oxidized (85-90%) oolong tea that has only recently been introduced to western tea enthusiasts. Also known as “Ruby-18″, this style of oolong was initially created by crossing the Assamica tea varietal with the native tea plant to produce a tea that has become the favourite for tea enthusiasts of every age. When brewed, it has a rich caramel colour similar to a fine aged brandy.

Brandy Oolong’s rich and amber brew hints of spice, cinnamon and caramel malt notes.

It is wonderfully smooth and complex, without any bitterness and has an excellent sweet finish! Our Brandy Oolong, Ruby-18 has quickly become one of our favourites and will become one of yours as well!

Price:

$15 / 25g

$30 / 50g

$60 / 100g

 

Oolong
99% Oxidised Purple Oolong
Tasting Notes: Cinnamon, coffee, musk and amber, with rich earthy undertones Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves Origin: Indonesia Region: Sumatra... Read More
24 / 50g
Jin Xuan Milk Oolong
Tasting Notes: Smooth, milky, buttery finish Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves Origin: Taiwan Region: Alishan ... Read More
19.5 / 50g
Peach and Mango Oolong
Tasting Notes: Rich autumnal flavour of ripened peaches with lingering hints of oak and a long honey finish. Ingredients: Oolong tea, Mango + Peach pieces, Plum+Sunflower+Calendula petals ... Read More
12.5 / 50g
Iron Goddess of Mercy
Tasting Notes: Light, floral, smooth palate, slightly sweet finish Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves Origin: China Region: Fujian ... Read More
13 / 50g
Brandy Oolong Ruby-18
Tasting Notes: It is complex and long in the mouth.  Its flavour profile includes sugar, caramel, cocoa and cinnamon. Ingredients: Oolong tea leaves Origin: Taiwan ... Read More
30 / 50g