**Notice** Tea Trekker will be on vacation
from Tuesday Sept 2nd through Saturday Sept 6th

Orders can be placed on our website while we are away.
Orders placed between August 29th and September 8th will be filled when we return, in the order received,
starting again on Tuesday, September 9th.

 

Oolong Tea


Both China and Taiwan manufacture unique and fragrant oolong tea. These teas are highly regarded by Asian tea drinkers for their complexity, their terroir-specific individuality, sheer deliciousness, and ability to age and tranform into something more wonderful.

Oolongs are beginning to gain an appreciative audience with Western tea enthusiasts, too. Westerners who wish to be taken seriously in China and Taiwan about tea ( ie. if you want to move beyond the obligatory cups of jasmine tea that are offered to every Westerner ) would be well served to become fluent in the language of oolong tea.

Oolong manufacture is complicated and time-consuming. It requires an experienced tea master who understands the changing nature of the fresh tea leaf as it undergoes the lengthy steps of processing necessary to turn it into oolong tea. The tea master must be able to make adjustments to the processing to coax the best flavor and aroma from the fresh leaf.

Depending on the type of oolong being made, it can take three days from start to finish for a batch of fresh leaf to completely undergo the transformation into fragrant oolong tea. Tea workers are very attentive to their role in the processing of the fresh leaf to insure that each batch of new tea turns out as well as it should.

Oolong tea is partially-oxidized, and the level of oxidization ranges from 15% to 80% in three different styles of this fragrant and delicious tea. This creates quite a variety of oolong styles, shapes and leaf colors. Some oolong can easily be mistaken for a green tea, and others for a black tea. But as a collective whole, no other class of tea offers the diversity of flavor that oolongs do.

Tea Trekker's oolong selection offers a stunning array of flavor: from sweet and floral to bold and woodsy, leathery and fruity, or spicy and roasted. If you add up all of the reasons why oolong teas differ , one can easily turn the study of oolong tea into a delightful lifelong obsession:

  • regional differences in oolong manufacturing styles
  • how leaf style, shape and color determins flavor in the cup
  • the unique flavor profiles and age of dozens of tea bush and tea tree cultivars and varieties
  • the amount of roasting ( from none to very roasted ) 
  • spring season tea versus autumnal tea
  • aged oolong versus fresh oolong

At Tea Trekker we are oolong enthusiasts, and our selection of oolongs, both seasonal and aged, is exceptional.  If you are not currently drinking oolongs, now is the time to try one or two.

View our Selection of Oolong by Origin:

China Oolong Tea

Nepal Oolong Tea

Taiwan Oolong Tea

View our Selection of Oolong by Style:

Light/Medium/Traditional Oxidation Semiball Rolled Oolong - China
Light/Medium Oxidation Semiball Rolled Oolong - Taiwan

Light Oxidation Strip-style Oolong - Nepal
Light Oxidation Strip-style Oolong - Taiwan

Charcoal Roasted Strip-style Oolong - Fujian yan cha - China
Charcoal Roasted Strip-style Oolong - Guangdong dancong - China

New Tea, Rested Tea, and Aged Tea

Below is the complete alphabetical list of all Tea Trekker oolong teas.

Alishan Spring oolong tea Alishan
Taiwan
Plum Mountain
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Very light roasting
2014 Spring - late April, early May Pluck
Bai Hao oolong tea Bai Hao
Taiwan
Oriental Beauty
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Bai Hao Bai Hao
Taiwan
Oriental Beauty
2014 Late Spring Pluck

Vacuum packed on the tea farm
Baozhong Song of Spring oolong tea Baozhong
Taiwan
Song of Spring
Un-roasted
2014 Spring Pluck

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Baozhong Aged 30 Years oolong tea Baozhong Aged 30 Years
Taiwan
1983

Vacuum packed on the tea farm
Ben Shan oolong tea Ben Shan
China
Light roasting
2013 Early Spring Pluck
Da Hong Pao oolong tea Da Hong Pao
China
Big Red Robe
Special Aged Vintage
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
?-years aged
Da Hong Pao 'A' oolong tea Da Hong Pao 'A'
China
Big Red Robe
Special Grade
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2011 Late Spring Pluck
3-years rested
Fenghuang Dan Cong Ba Xian oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
China
Ba Xian
Eight Immortals
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Huang Zhi Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
China
Huang Zhi Xiang
Gardenia Fragrance
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Mi Lan Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
China
Mi Lan Xiang
Honey Orchid Fragrance
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2010 Late Spring Pluck
4-years rested
Fenghuang Dan Cong Mi Lan Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
China
Mi Lan Xiang
Honey Orchid Fragrance
Organic, EU-Compliant
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Fenghuang Dan Cong Traditional oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
China
Traditional Style
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2008 Late Spring Pluck
6-years aged
Fenghuang Dan Cong Yu Lan Xiang 2013 oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
China
Yu Lan Xiang
Magnolia Fragrance
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2013 Autumnal Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Yu Lan Xiang 2014 oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
China
Yu Lan Xiang
Magnolia Fragrance
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Zhi Lan Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
China
Zhi Lan Xiang
Orchid Fragrance
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Gold Guanyin oolong tea Gold Guanyin Strip-style
China
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
Golden Guanyin oolong tea Golden Guanyin
China
Un-roasted
2012 Autumnal Pluck
Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong' spring tea Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong'
Taiwan
Alishan district
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Light roasting
2014 Spring - late April, early May Pluck
Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong' Nantou County Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong'
Taiwan
Nantou County
2013 Winter - November harvest
Jun Zi Lan oolong tea Jun Zi Lan
China
Lady Lily
Wu Yi Shan Yan cha
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2011 Late Spring Pluck
3-years rested
Mao Xie oolong tea Mao Xie
China
Hairy Crab
Light roasting
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Spring Mist oolong tea Nepal High Himalaya Spring Mist
Nepal
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
Organic
2014 Spring Pluck
Phoenix Oolong tea Phoenix Oolong
China
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2011 Late Spring Pluck
3-years rested
Phoenix Oolong tea 2014 Phoenix Oolong
China
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Qi Lan Xiang oolong tea Qi Lan Xiang
China
Rare Orchid
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Shan Lin Xi Winter oolong tea Shan Lin Xi
Taiwan
Dragon-Phoenix Valley
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Un-roasted
2013 Winter - November Pluck
Shan Lin Xi spring oolong tea Shan Lin Xi
Taiwan
Dragon-Phoenix Valley
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Un-roasted
2014 Spring - late April, early May Pluck
Shui Jin Gui oolong tea Shui Jin Gui
China
Golden Water Turtle
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
Charcoal-fired, heavy roasting
2009 Late Spring Pluck
5-years rested
Shui Xian oolong tea Shui Xian
China
Water Sprite
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
Charcoal-fired, medium-heavy roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Shui Xian Squares Shui Xian Squares
China
Lightly oxidized & compressed
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
Un-roasted
Taiwan Sampler Taiwan Sampler
Taiwan
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Tie Lo Han Floral oolong tea Tie Lo Han
China
Iron Arhat
Floral Style
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
Charcoal-fired, light/medium roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Tie Lo Han oolong tea Tie Lo Han
China
Iron Arhat
Wu Yi Shan yan cha
Charcoal-fired, heavy roasting
2010 Late Spring Pluck
Tieguanyin Anxi Monkey-Picked oolong tea Tieguanyin Anxi Monkey-Picked
China
Un-roasted
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tieguanyin Traditional-Style oolong tea Tieguanyin Traditional-Style
China
Medium roasting
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tou Tian Xiang oolong tea Tou Tian Xiang
China
Imperial Gold
Un-roasted
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tung Ting Extra Premium oolong tea Tung Ting
Taiwan
Dong Ding
Extra Premium
Light roasting
2014 Mid Spring Pluck
Tung Ting spring oolong tea Tung Ting
Taiwan
Dong Ding
Frozen Summit
Light roasting
2014 Spring - late April, early May Pluck
Tung Ting Aged 27 years oolong Tung Ting Aged 27 Years
Taiwan
Medium/heavy roasting
1986

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm