Oolong Tea

Momo Oolong Super Grade Momo Oolong Super Grade

Momo Oolong Super Grade

The noble sweetness of Japanese white peach, with its fresh and subtle flavour, is justly match more info »
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Taiwan Osmanthus Oolong Taiwan Osmanthus Oolong

Taiwan Osmanthus Oolong

This blend of osmanthus flowers from and milky oolong tea from the famous Mingjian region of Ta more info »
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Queen's Muscat Oolong Queen's Muscat Oolong

Queen's Muscat Oolong

A sweet and noble Taiwanese oolong tea inspired by the queen of grapes, "Muscat of Alexandria." more info »
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Tea Bag 8231 Momo Oolong Tea Bag 8231 Momo Oolong

Tea Bag 8231 Momo Oolong

Momo Oolong tea brings you the noble sweetness of Japanese white peach, with its fresh and subt more info »
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Golden Osmanthus Golden Osmanthus

Golden Osmanthus

This Chinese Oolong tea has a beautiful golden colour and subtle taste. Enjoy its fragrant swee more info »
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Momo Oolong Super Grade Classic Label Tin Momo Oolong Super Grade Classic Label Tin

Momo Oolong Super Grade Classic Label Tin

Super premium loose leaf tea in a limited edition special label tin. The noble sweetness of Jap more info »
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Passionfruit Oolong Passionfruit Oolong

Passionfruit Oolong

The sour-sweet aroma of passionfruit is combined with refreshing Taiwan oolong. The vivid colou more info »
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Tikuanyin Tikuanyin

Tikuanyin

The most popular oolong tea in China, produced in the south Fujiang province. With tightly twis more info »
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Tea Bag 8267 Ripe Mango Oolong Tea Bag 8267 Ripe Mango Oolong

Tea Bag 8267 Ripe Mango Oolong

Ripe Mango Oolong Premium Tea Bags. The flavour of fully ripe mangoes is added to high quality more info »
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Kotobuki Kotobuki

Kotobuki

A Taiwanese Oolong tea, lightly flavoured by French fruit Mirabelle and garlanded with rose, ma more info »
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Taiwan Jasmine Oolong Taiwan Jasmine Oolong

Taiwan Jasmine Oolong

This blend of jasmine flowers and sweet, fruity Four Seasons Mingjian Oolong creates a very cle more info »
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Taiwan Gardenia Oolong Taiwan Gardenia Oolong

Taiwan Gardenia Oolong

Taiwanese Oolong tea, scented by the sweet and warm aroma of gardenia flowers. Enjoy its calmin more info »
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Narcissus-Suishen Narcissus-Suishen

Narcissus-Suishen

This invigorating oolong tea is grown in the Fujian province of China. Renowned for its thick, more info »
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Four Seasons Ming Jian Four Seasons Ming Jian

Four Seasons Ming Jian

This highly refreshing Oolong tea from Taiwan not only boasts a fruity, sweet aroma and lightly more info »
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Taiwan Oolong Dongding Taiwan Oolong Dongding

Taiwan Oolong Dongding

A high-altitude tea from the famous Dongding Mountain. The bright green leaves are carefully tr more info »
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Snowy Leaves  Snowy Leaves

Snowy Leaves

A large leaf, full bodied Oolong tea from Guangdong Province in China. Enjoy its rich flavour a more info »
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White Peony (Paimutan) White Peony (Paimutan)

White Peony (Paimutan)

A white/oolong tea produced in the southern area of the Ooyee Mountain. It is made by drying th more info »
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Ripe Mango Oolong Ripe Mango Oolong

Ripe Mango Oolong

The flavour of fully ripe mangoes is added to high quality Taiwanese oolong tea, then decorated more info »
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Taiwan Pouchon Oolong Taiwan Pouchon Oolong

Taiwan Pouchon Oolong

An elegant oolong tea from Pinglin, in the Taipei prefecture. It is characterised by a refreshi more info »
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Oriental Beauty Premium Oriental Beauty Premium

Oriental Beauty Premium

This premium Taiwanese tea's sweet scent and unique flavour resembles ripe fruit and honey, and more info »
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Oolong Tea

Whilst still related to the original camellia sinensis plant that is the basis of all tea, oolong is in a whole different world! Somewhere between green tea and black tea, but with an aroma and flavor profile all of its own, this tea type is sure to impress you if you've never tried it - the taste is really something special.

Also known as "wuyi oolong" the oolong tea plant is grown by tea producers in China and Taiwan usually at high altitudes, which is why it is known as "high mountain tea". Originally a Chinese tea, Taiwanese Oolong is by far the most famous and loved by tea drinkers all over the world.

The tea farmer is a master artisan and the tea processing methods used to make oolong is very unique and results in the flavor that is especially pronounced in loose leaf tea, the oolong tea leaves can brew (be infused) multiple times. Oolong is also available in tea bag form from this site and is of a similar quality as our loose tea.

One of the most famous teas in the world, oolong tea is renowned for its incredble taste, aroma and flavour profile, not to mention its many health benefits.

The perfect drinking tea for all occasions

Health Benefits of Oolong

Green tea is undoubtably good for your health but Oolong tea is considered the most healthy of all teas and is recommended as everyday tea consumption for the best health benefits. fortified with compounds called catechin (also referred to as "EGCG" (epigallocatechin gallate).

The polyphenol content of Oolong is well known and another major health benefit.

There are many studies showing the tea also helps with blood pressure.

Oolong has lower caffeine content than most other teas, especially black tea. This is due to a variety of factors, one of which are the tea production methods used, especially the oxidization method.

These are potent antioxidants that neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals which, if left unmonitored, can create illness and disease.

Caffeine intake is markedly lower than green and black tea, a major benefit for those who don't want to be too stimulated. Studies have shown oolong tea can have a very positive health benefits upon blood sugar which mean it is good for diabetes as well as many other health complaints.

The question that has always puzzled scientists is how well these antioxidants work when digested. Are they able to be absorbed by the body when digested, and if so, do they still work at their most optimal? A study conducted by scientists at Newcastle University in the UK and published in the journal Phytomedicine answers that question with a firm, "yes."

It turns out that by drinking oolong tea on a regular basis means that the the compounds in oolong tea become even more powerful when enhanced by post-digestive enzymes in the stomach. Overall, a superior health profile compared to green tea, and lower caffeine content as well.

Taiwan Oolong tea

Taiwan is an island located east of China and south of Japan. It has a large mountain range in its central area with its highest mountain being Yushan at 3952m. Areas located in the foothills of the mountains between 500m - 1000m experience a wide range of temperatures and 4 distinctive seasons. This geographic feature produces superb Taiwanese Oolong tea with distinct seasonal flavors: Spring tea, Summer tea, Autumn tea and Winter tea.

Taiwan is one of the most popular tea-producing regions in the world having produced tea for home use since ancient times. Later, immigrants from Fujian province (where Wuyi mountain is located) in China started producing oolong tea using imported methods.

From 1895-1945, under Japanese rule, several tea testing centres were established, more variatels were imported from Fujian and full-scale production and export of different types of tea began. After WWII, some tea plantations were destroyed, but in the 1970s - 1980s, overall improvement of tea species, cultivation and factory facilities helped establish the "Taiwan Oolong brand" with its sophisticated quality and flavour and a tea leaf tightly rolled into little nuggets that can be infused (brew) many, many, time. The taste of a quality Taiwanese is something to behold!

Nowadays there are many that hold the title "Taiwan tea master" tea producers producing incredible teas, very unique oxidation level factors, and very impressive taste and aroma! Taiwanese tea is no doubt the pinnacle of teas when you consider all the Today, Dongding Oolong and other "high mountain oolongs" tea trees produced in the alpine regions (over 1000m altitude) now surpass mainland Chinese oolong teas.

Please refer below for characteristics of each seasonal tea:

Spring oolong tea

It truly tastes like newly-picked tea with a full body and spring vitality.

Summer oolong tea

As abundant leaves can be harvested, its price is very reasonable. Suitable for everyday tea.

Autumn oolong tea

The season when high-quality tea can be obtained at a relatively reasonable price.

Winter oolong tea

The most popular, highest quality tea, but with the lowest level of supply since it can be only moderately harvested. Winter oolong has a superior balance of taste.

Oolong tea producing regions in Taiwan

The main tea producing regions in Taiwan are Nantou Xian, the mountainous areas in the centre of the island and Taipei Xian, the lower altitude areas in the north around Taipei and its hinterland.

Nantou Xian Region

The most famous Nantou Xian teas are Dongding Oolong, Mingjian and Meishan all of which are high altitude, high quality teas. Other high quality high mountain Nantou Xian oolongs produced at over 1000m include Alishan and Lishan.

Taipei Xian Region.

Maokong, South Taipei, is well-known for Mu Zha Tie Guan Yin, and Pinglin, East of Taipei, is famous for Wen Shan Bao Zhong.

Names and species of Taiwanese Oolong tea

The names of Taiwan oolong tea are generally indicated by "place name + species name".

For example, "Alishan Jinxuan" means a tea of Jinxuan species produced in the Alishan mountain region.

New species with a distinctive aroma are specified and include Jinxuan (milky aroma), Sijichun (refreshing flavour), Cuiyi (slightly lighter aroma of Jinxuan). In contrast, the traditional Qingxin specials has the characteristic of a long lasting aroma and is commonly referred to as simply "oolong" in the local Taiwan industry.

Oolong tea can also be enjoyed as an iced tea, especially our famous flavoured oolong teas here at LUPICIA

Names of Famous Chinese Oolong teas

Iron goddess, Tekuanyin, and White Peony (white/oolong hybrid) are just some of the famous Chinese Oolongs, all which have their own unique flavor profiles and aroma.