Taiwan is for Oolong

Taiwan is for Oolong

Tea shop in Taiwan

Tea shop in Taiwan, sampling oolong tea

Oolong is the tea type found on the tea continuum between green and black. We visited our Taiwanese tea source to learn about oolong. Taiwan’s wet, steep, mountainous regions make for prime oolong growing environs. In conjunction with topography and talent, Taiwan has a reputation in the tea world as the producer of the finest oolong in the world. In Taiwan (formerly Formosa) we learned that growing tea is a family affair. Everyone has a role – tea master, marketer, tea house manager, local and and international distribution, and public relations.

We drove up the steepest road I’ve ever been on in my life to get to the tea farm where the bulk of our oolong is grown. We stayed at the high mountain tea farm where we learned the oldest brother of this family started the tea farm. Other brothers then joined him and they expanded their tea operations. Soon more family members fell in line to distribute the tea. We slept where the tea pickers sleep, and walked the rows and rows of camellia sinensis. The views were endless and revealed tea farm after tea farm on the steep slopes. As you might know, oolong can withstand multiple steepings, and we sipped steep after steep of mouthwatering oolong.


Eastern Beauty Oolong

Eastern Beauty Oolong is a velvety oolong that we discovered while in China.
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Ginseng Oolong

Blended with a delicate touch of ginseng flavor. Hints of fruit, ginseng, and floral with just the right amount of sweetness.
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Milk Oolong

Milk Oolong Milk Oolong is a Taiwanese oolong with a creamy, rich flavor. This particular oolong hints of honey and has a wonderful, thick mouthfeel. While we’ve carried milk oolongs before, this particular oolong is flavored just right to give an intense plush taste. We source this oolong high in the mountains of the Nantou
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Lake Missoula’s Black Pearl Oolong

An oolong with a slight tart taste comparable to that of green apples and dried plums. Simply no bitterness. Read the description below to learn more.
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High Mountain Oolong

Boasting a wonderful nutty flavor with a smooth floral tinge, this tea has a great mouthfeel. Reported to have many properties promoting good health. Read the description below to learn more.
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Oolong Tea Simple Yet Complex

The world of oolong tea is complex and vast. Let us break it down for you, simply!
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Learning About the Taste of Oolong Tea

Tip your toe in oolong tea and discover complex flavors.
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Taiwan Trip with a Focus on Friendship and Tea

A trip to Taiwan focuses on friendship and tea.
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