Welcome to our Oolong Tea Selections
Oolong tea is often referred to as a “semi-fermented” tea and is principally manufactured in China and Taiwan (Formosa). After plucking, this type of tea is allowed to wilt in direct sunlight and is then shaken in bamboo baskets to lightly bruise the leaf. The chemicals in the leaf react with the air, producing a reddish leaf color. After a desired amount of time, the leaf is fired and the fermentation process is halted. These steps create the unique appearance and flavor of the two different types of oolong teas. China oolong teas are typically allowed to ferment for a shorter period of time and are therefore lighter in taste and appearance than most Formosa oolong teas.
Brewing Tips: Oolong tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought just short of a rolling boil (190-205° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Oolong tea should be steeped for 3-4 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. When brewed, China Oolong teas yield a pale, orangey-brown liquor in the cup, while the Formosa Oolong’s brew is a darker red.
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We are proud to offer this premium line of rare teas. Selected for their flavor, exquisite leaf form, and good value, these teas are produced in very small quantities each season. Each tea comes direct from its origin garden, assuring freshness. This line is not usually found outside select Asian markets. Foojoy loose leaf teas come in vacuum-sealed, resealable tins wrapped in labels which depict the contents of each tin. Foojoy pyramid teabags are packed 15 teabags per tin. Each tea bag holds 4 grams of tea, enough to brew a large mug or small 2-3 serving teapot.