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Oolong Tea

Oolong teas (a.k.a. Wu-Long tea) are not fully oxidized, and this processing imparts a lighter body than black teas. Often characterized by their beautiful, large leaves, loose-leaf Oolong teas are suitable for multiple infusions, and are ideal for the Gong Fu method of steeping tea. Stimulating flavor notes make Oolongs a great afternoon choice.
Choose from our wide variety of selections from the following regions: Formosa (Taiwan), China, Tanzania, Japan, Vietnam and New Zealand.

loose leaf formosa gaba oolong tea
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Japanese researchers created GABA tea serendipitously in the 1980's. Wanting effective methods to preserve tea, not fully oxidized leaf was exposed to nitrogen. The glutamic acid inherent in tea was transformed to Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, or GABA for short. This selection is notable for its broad and interesting flavor profile, with notes of mango, peach and guava. The cup has a creamy body with a pronounced, lingering sweetness.

TT78 |
$0.56/cup
China loose leaf Oolong tea
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With a light oxidation level of less than 20%, this premium Oolong is produced in Anxi county of Fujian province. The name Huang Jin Gui translates to golden osmanthus, referring to the cup's light gold hue and osmanthus-like aroma and flavor.

ZO21 |
$0.19/cup
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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This grade of Amber Oolong (Wu-Long) has more complex flavor and finer leaf style than our TT55. Highly recommended.

TT57 |
$0.42/cup
Milk Oolong loose leaf Oolong tea
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From Fujian province, this unique Milk Oolong tea is composed of loosely rolled leaves with a rich buttery fragrance. The sparkling pale yellow cup has a silky smooth mouth feel with a round, complex flavor profile. A tropical fruit sweetness complements notes of coconut cream and a light floral suggestion. This tea is a perfect choice for multiple infusions.

ZO11 |
$0.37/cup
Loose Leaf Oolong Se Chung Tea
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A top grade of this lesser known style of China Oolong, this tea is slightly green, with a woody aroma and flavor. A style served in Hong Kong Chinese restaurants. Oolong tea is also referred to as Wu-Long tea, or Black Dragon tea.

ZO10 |
$0.12/cup
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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A classic restaurant grade tea, with a smooth character, and classic Formosa Oolong flavors. Priced for everyday use, this selection is an excellent choice for its value and quality.

TT11 |
$0.21/cup
loose leaf formosa amber oolong tea
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With an oxidation level of approximately 40%, Amber Oolong (Wu-Long) teas produce a liquor that is darker than the Jade Oolongs. The flavor is slightly more earthy and robust.

TT55 |
$0.24/cup
Loose leaf roasted Oolong tea
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This tea begins as a classic, medium-oxidized Tie-Guan-Yin Oolong, processed in the traditional style. It is finished and cured with a slow firing in bamboo baskets over a charcoal fire. The result is a tea with smooth, rich and inviting character.

ZO20 |
$0.19/cup
Taiwan loose leaf Oolong tea
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Moderately priced tea of good quality. The value choice of many Oolong fans. Originally referred to as European Market Formosa Oolong. While the leaf quality of this grade cannot be compared to costlier Formosa Oolong teas, it is popular for its deep flavor notes.

TT15 |
$0.18/cup
USDA Organic loose leaf China Oolong tea
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This organic loose leaf China Oolong tea selection exhibits carefully rolled, dark-olive leaves that produce a bright golden cup with a sweet orchid aroma. Pronounced floral notes, reminiscent of a fragrant spring garden, bloom across the palate. A buttery mouth feel balances a lovely sweetness, which lingers in the finish.

ZO12 |
$0.36/cup
loose leaf Oolong tea
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Grown in Fujian province, this silky smooth Oolong loose leaf tea has a pronounced toasty aroma and rich honey flavor. Notes of stone fruit and a syrupy mouthfeel are joined by a light toastiness and hint of spice, which linger into the finish.

ZO99 |
$20.50
$15.38
USDA Organic Sungma Estate Second Flush (2020 DJ-101) Organic Darjeeling Oolong
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In this 2020 second flush Darjeeling Oolong selection, very bold, dark brown leaves yield a smooth, mellow cup with a rich toasty aroma that hints of muscatel. A pronounced honey sweetness blooms in the dark amber liquor, wrapping around ripe fruity notes that linger into the finish.

TD152 |
$0.70/cup
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