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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.

4 Seasons Si Ji Chun oolong tea 4-Seasons Si Ji Chun
Oolong Tea
Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Light roasting
2014 Winter Pluck - November
Ali Shan Winter oolong tea Alishan
Oolong Tea
Ali Shan tea district, Chiayi County, Taiwan
Plum Mountain
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Un-roasted
2014 Winter Pluck - November
Alishan Spring oolong tea Alishan
Oolong Tea
Alishan tea district, Chiayi County, Taiwan
Plum Mountain
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Very light roasting
2014 Spring Pluck - late April, early May

Low Inventory!
Bai Hao oolong tea Bai Hao
Oolong Tea
Miaoli County, Taiwan
Oriental Beauty
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Bai Hao Bai Hao
Oolong Tea
Wenshan District, Pinglin, Taipei County, Taiwan
Oriental Beauty
2014 Late Spring Pluck

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Bai Hao autumnal black tea Bai Hao
Oolong Tea
Wenshan District, Pinglin, Taipei County, Taiwan
Oriental Beauty
2014 Autumnal Pluck

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Baozhong Song of Spring oolong tea Baozhong
Oolong Tea
Pinglin, Taipei County, Taiwan
Song of Spring
Un-roasted
2014 Spring Pluck

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Baozhong winter oolong tea Baozhong
Oolong Tea
Pinglin, Taipei County, Taiwan
Winter Bouquet
Un-roasted
2014 Winter Pluck - November

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Baozhong Aged 30 Years oolong tea Baozhong Aged 30 Years
Oolong Tea
Pinglin, Taipei County, Taiwan
1983

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Ben Shan oolong tea Ben Shan
Oolong Tea
Anxi Region, Fujian Province, China
Light roasting
2014 Early Spring Pluck
Da Hong Pao oolong tea Da Hong Pao
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Big Red Robe
Special Aged Vintage
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
Da Hong Pao 'A' oolong tea Da Hong Pao 'A'
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Big Red Robe
Special Grade
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2011 Late Spring Pluck
3-years rested
Fenghuang Dan Cong Baiye oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Baiye (White leaf)
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2007 Late Spring Pluck
7-years aged
Fenghuang Dan Cong Ba Xian oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Ba Xian (Eight Immortals)
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Da Wu Ye oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Da Wu Ye Xue (Big Black Snow Leaf)
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2013 Autumnal Pluck
1-year rested
Fenghuang Dan Cong Huang Zhi Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Huang Zhi Xiang (Gardenia Fragrance)
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Jiang Hua Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Jiang Hua Xiang (Ginger Flower Fragrance)
Charcoal-fired, light roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Mi Lan Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, 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
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Mi Lan Xiang (Honey Orchid Fragrance)
Organic, EU-Compliant
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Fenghuang Dan Cong Tong Tian Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Tong Tian Xiang
(Fragrance that Goes Through the Heavens)
Charcoal-fired, light roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Yu Lan Xiang 2013 oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Yu Lan Xiang (Magnolia Fragrance)
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2013 Autumnal Pluck
1-year rested
Fenghuang Dan Cong Yu Lan Xiang 2014 oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, 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
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Zhi Lan Xiang (Orchid Fragrance)
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Gold Guanyin oolong tea Gold Guanyin Strip-style
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Golden Guanyin oolong tea Golden Guanyin
Oolong Tea
Anxi Region, Fujian Province, China
Un-roasted
2012 Autumnal Pluck
Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong' winter tea Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong'
Oolong Tea
Alishan district, Chiayi County, Taiwan
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Light roasting
2014 Winter Pluck - November
Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong' spring tea Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong'
Oolong Tea
Alishan tea district, Chiayi County, Taiwan
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Light roasting
2014 Spring Pluck - late April, early May

Sold out! More in Spring 2015
Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong' Nantou County Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong'
Oolong Tea
Nantou County, Taiwan
2013 Winter Pluck - November
Jun Zi Lan oolong tea Jun Zi Lan
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Lady Lily
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2011 Late Spring Pluck
3-years rested
Mao Xie oolong tea Mao Xie
Oolong Tea
Anxi Region, Fujian Province, China
Hairy Crab
Light roasting
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Spring Mist oolong tea Nepal High Himalaya Spring Mist
Oolong Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Organic
2014 Spring Pluck
Phoenix Oolong tea Phoenix Oolong
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2011 Late Spring Pluck
3-years rested
Phoenix Oolong tea 2014 Phoenix Oolong
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Qi Lan Xiang oolong tea Qi Lan Xiang
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Rare Orchid
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Shan Lin Xi Winter oolong tea Shan Lin Xi
Oolong Tea
Shan Lin Xi tea district, Nantou County, Taiwan
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Un-roasted
2014 Winter Pluck - November
Shan Lin Xi spring oolong tea Shan Lin Xi
Oolong Tea
Shan Lin Xi tea district, Nantou County, Taiwan
High Mountain Oolong (gao shan)
Un-roasted
2014 Spring Pluck - late April, early May

Sold out! More in Spring 2015
Shui Jin Gui oolong tea Shui Jin Gui
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Golden Water Turtle
Charcoal-fired, heavy roasting
2009 Late Spring Pluck
5-years aged
Shui Xian oolong tea Shui Xian
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Water Sprite
Charcoal-fired, medium-heavy roasting
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Shui Xian Aged oolong tea Shui Xian
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Water Sprite
Charcoal-fired with a medium roasting
2009 Late Spring Pluck
5-years aged
Shui Xian Aged Shui Xian Aged
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Water Sprite
Originally charcoal-fired
Re-roasted by Tea Trekker in Nov 2014
2001 Late Spring Pluck
13-years aged

Very Low Inventory
Tie Lo Han Floral oolong tea Tie Lo Han
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Iron Arhat
Floral Style
Charcoal-fired, light/medium roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Tieguanyin Anxi Monkey-Picked oolong tea Tieguanyin Anxi Monkey-Picked
Oolong Tea
Anxi Region, Fujian Province, China
Un-roasted
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tieguanyin Clear and Fragrant-Style oolong tea Tieguanyin Clear & Fragrant-Style
Anxi Region, Fujian Province, China
Un-roasted
2014 Autumnal Pluck
Tieguanyin Traditional-Style oolong tea Tieguanyin Traditional-Style
Oolong Tea
Anxi Region, Fujian Province, China
Medium roasting
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tou Tian Xiang oolong tea Tou Tian Xiang
Oolong Tea
Anxi Region, Fujian Province, China
Imperial Gold
Un-roasted
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tung Ting Extra Premium oolong tea Tung Ting
Oolong Tea
Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Dong Ding
Extra Premium
Light roasting
2014 Mid Spring Pluck
Tung Ting (Dong Ding) winter oolong tea Tung Ting
Oolong Tea
Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Dong Ding
Frozen Summit
Light roasting
2014 Winter Pluck - November
Tung Ting spring oolong tea Tung Ting
Oolong Tea
Nantou County, Taiwan
Dong Ding
Frozen Summit
Light roasting
2014 Spring Pluck - late April, early May

Low Inventory!
Tung Ting Aged 27 years oolong Tung Ting Aged 27 Years
Oolong Tea
Lugu Township, Nantou County, Taiwan
Medium/heavy roasting
1986