China - Oolongs
Oolong teas from High Teas have complex flavours and rich aromas and they have more strength than Green Teas, but with less Caffeine than fully-fermented black teas. Our Oolong loose leaf tea is sourced from the finest tea plantations from China & Taiwan. The taste of Oolong tea can vary but is commonly a woody or flowery flavour.Oolong tea is also known to provide many health benefits such as a healthier immune system.
Oolong tea is also widely known as brown tea or wu long tea, and is a hybrid between green tea and black tea. All kinds of tea are made from the same plant variety, Camellia Sinensis. It is the production methods that differentiate black, green, white and oolong tea. White and Green teas are unfermented, Black teas are fully fermented, whilst Oolong teas are semi-fermented, giving them great complexity and flavour.
Oolong tea originated about 400 years ago and was first produced at Mount Wu Yi Shan in Fujian Province at the end of the Ming Dynasty.
Fujian Province has the ideal conditions for the cultivation of tea. In weather terms, the annual average temperature is 18 Celsius and there is a marked difference between morning and evening temperatures, with mountain mists forming readily on Mount W Yi Shan.
In China teas have always been associated with Herbal medicine, and drinking tea has been associated with soothing the mind and uplifting the spirits.
Distinct creamy scent & taste, mellow and attractive tea....From £10.50
A new season's oolong from Fujian Province. A beautiful peachy and smooth tea with an intriguing floral aroma. Originally the wild growing tea was picked on rock faces that only monkeys trained to perform the task could access....From £5.25
Grown in Anshi, Fujian province, the tea is picked in the spring at elevations over 3000 feet. The tea looks like small blue-green pebbles. This pebble form is a result of the tea leaves being glazed and coated with a thin layer of licorice sugar. When the ?pebbles? are infused, the licorice sugar coating melts, and the resulting brew is amber-colored and sweet. A unique tea....From £3.95
A top grade of this less well-known style of Chinese Oolong. Yellowish green with a subtle woody aroma and flavour. Grown in the Wuyi Mountain area of Fujian Province....From £3.95
Our Tie Guan Yin Choice delivers the powerful fragrance and balanced aroma that we can expect out of a high-end tea. Excellent value for money....From £2.95