Oolong Tea


Both China and Taiwan manufacture fragrant and unique 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 Teapdf file

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

4 Seasons Si Ji Chun oolong tea 4-Seasons Si Ji Chun

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2012 Winter - November Pluck
Ali Shan Winter oolong tea Alishan
Plum Mountain
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Un-roasted
2013 Winter - November Pluck

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Alishan Spring oolong tea Alishan
Plum Mountain
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Very light roasting
2013 Spring Pluck

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Bai Hao oolong tea Bai Hao
Oriental Beauty
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Baozhong Song of Spring oolong tea Baozhong
Song of Spring
Un-roasted
2013 Spring Pluck
Vacuum-packed on the tea farm

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Baozhong winter oolong tea Baozhong
Autumn Bouquet
Un-roasted
2013 Winter - November Pluck

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Baozhong Aged 30 Years oolong tea Baozhong Aged 30 Years
Un-roasted
1983
Ben Shan oolong tea Ben Shan
Light roasting
2013 Early Spring Pluck
Da Hong Pao oolong tea Da Hong Pao
Big Red Robe
Special Aged Vintage
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
Fenghuang Dan Cong Baiye oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Baiye
White leaf
Charcoal-fired, light roasting
2007 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Huang Zhi Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Huang Zhi Xiang
Yellow Branch Fragrance
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Mi Lan Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Mi Lan Xiang
Honey Orchid Fragrance
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2010 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Mi Lan Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Mi Lan Xiang
Honey Orchid Fragrance
Organic, EU-Compliant
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Traditional oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Traditional Style
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2008 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Yu Lan Xiang 2012 oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Yu Lan Xiang
Magnolia Fragrance
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck

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Fenghuang Dan Cong Zhi Lan Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Zhi Lan Xiang
Orchid fragrance
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck

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Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong' winter tea Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong'
Alishan district
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Light roasting
2013 Winter - November Pluck

Look for 2014 Winter tea in November
Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong' spring tea Jin Xuan 'Milk Oolong'
Alishan district
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Light roasting
2013 Spring Pluck

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Jun Zi Lan oolong tea Jun Zi Lan
Lady Lily
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2011 Late Spring Pluck
Mao Xie oolong tea Mao Xie
Hairy Crab
Light roasting
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Jade Oolong tea Nepal High Himalaya Jade Oolong
Hand-Rolled
Organic
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
2013 Summer Pluck
Shan Lin Xi Winter oolong tea Shan Lin Xi
Dragon-Phoenix Valley
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Un-roasted
2013 Winter - November Pluck
Shui Jin Gui oolong tea Shui Jin Gui
Golden Water Turtle
Charcoal-fired, heavy roasting
2009 Late Spring Pluck
Shui Xian oolong tea Shui Xian
Water Sprite
Charcoal-fired, heavy roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
Shui Xian Squares Shui Xian Squares
Un-roasted
Taiwan Sampler Taiwan Sampler
Tie Lo Han Floral oolong tea Tie Lo Han
Iron Arhat
Floral Style
Charcoal-fired, light/medium roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
Tie Lo Han oolong tea Tie Lo Han
Iron Arhat
Charcoal-fired, heavy roasting
2010 Late Spring Pluck
Tieguanyin Anxi Monkey-Picked oolong tea Tieguanyin Anxi Monkey-Picked
Un-roasted
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tieguanyin Clear and Fragrant-Style oolong tea Tieguanyin Clear and Fragrant-Style
Medium roasting
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tieguanyin Traditional-Style oolong tea Tieguanyin Traditional-Style
Medium roasting
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tou Tian Xiang oolong tea Tou Tian Xiang
Imperial Gold
Un-roasted
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tung Ting Extra Premium oolong tea Tung Ting
Extra Premium
Light roasting
2013 Late Spring Pluck

Tung Ting (Dong Ding) winter oolong tea Tung Ting
Dong Ding
Frozen Summit
Light roasting
2013 Winter - November Pluck
Tung Ting spring oolong tea Tung Ting
Frozen Summit
Light roasting
2013 Spring Pluck

Look for 2014 tea in spring
Tung Ting Aged 27 years oolong Tung Ting Aged 27 Years
Medium/heavy roasting
1986
Wu Yi Shan oolong tea Wu Yi Shan
Phoenix Oolong
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2011 Early Spring Pluck