The word oolong means "black dragon" in Chinese.
Oolong is a traditional Chinese tea somewhere between green and black in oxidation. It ranges from 10% to 70% oxidation.
In Chinese tea culture, semi-oxidized oolong teas are collectively grouped as qi-ngcha, literally "blue-green tea". Oolong has a taste more akin to green tea than to black tea: it lacks the rosy, sweet aroma of black tea but it likewise does not have the stridently grassy vegetal notes that typify green tea.
The best Oolong has a nuanced flavor profile. It is commonly brewed to be strong, with the bitterness leaving a sweet and pleasant aftertaste. Oolongs produced in the Wuyi Mountains of Fujian Province and in the Central Mountains of Taiwan are world famous.
Oolong tea leaves are often processed and rolled into long curly leaves or into ball-like form similar to gunpowder tea. It is commonly served in Chinese restaurants, to accompany dim sum and other Chinese food.
Milk Oolong (Quangzhou)
Milk Oolong, sometimes called silk oolong comes from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province (China).
A most unique character best described as premium oolong with sweet milk and light orchid notes.
Premium Formosa High Mountain ( Alishan )
Alishan (Mount Ali) oolong tea growing areas are situated between 1000 and 2300 meters in attitude. The high mountain conditions offer plenty of fog and low temperatures which are ideal for oolong tea, and the water used for irrigation is from pure mountain springs.
This tea well deserves the premium rating. You will find this Taiwan High Mountain Oolong to deliver what you expect of the finest "Formosa" Oolongs.
A bright golden cup, fragrant aroma, brisk clean taste.
This tea derives its name from the Buddhist story of the Iron Goddess of Mercy, who, during a period of drought, gave the original tea plant to a farmer as a gift.
This particular type is a top grade. When comparing to others, you will see a better leaf presentation which results in a more refined character .
Iron Goddess of Mercy (Ti Kuan Yin) Organic
This particular type is the premium grade - just below the superior grade but with many of the characteristics of top Ti Kuan Yin Oolongs . We find this particular grade is sweet with a fragrant finish and has no bitter notes.