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Which Oolong tea to buy in our online shop

There is no secret that oolong tea taste depends a lot on the material qualities: variety, terroir, harvest grade… But in addition to these properties, there are two main processing factors that affect the final oolong taste, oxidation level, and roasting strength.

In our tea shop you can buy both, delicate light oolong tea types and dark oolongs of deep processing. Here is a brief overview to help you choose the best oolong tea for your taste. Could be handy when buying online without big experience.

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Oolong tea types and tastes

Buy Taiwanese Oolong tea varieties from Thailand

All Oolong teas you can buy in our shop are Taiwanese oolong varieties. This tea is produced by local farmers in cooperation with Taiwanese specialists and by Taiwanese technology, but the bushes are grown on the high mountain slopes of Thailand. Thai terroir is ideal for oolong tea.

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2019 Hong Shui Oolong Tea Premium
This red water oolong (technically, red tea made from oolong material) is from the same master as the 2014 Hong Shui Oolong. Why is there such a gap of five years? Potentially powerful oolongs from ..
2020 Cui Yu Jade Oolong Tea Premium
A hybrid of the Taiwanese Research Experimental Station, TRES #13. This is a rather rare cultivar not only for Thailand, but also for Taiwan. It is used for producing light oolongs and pouchongs ..
2020 Dong Ding Oolong Tea
This Dong Ding is made by an experienced master. I would even say, the best Dong Ding master in Thailand, whose name we keep secret. This year he’s made a surprisingly balanced tea that is hard to fin..
2020 Dongfang Meiren Oolong (Oriental Beauty) Tea
Oriental Beauty tea is a medium-fermented oolong made of bug bitten leaves. Dong Fang Mei Ren oolong is a long twisted version of the Beauty, which can also be rolled into hemispheres - such tea is c..
2020 Gaba Tea Premium
This Thai Gaba premium quality has a potent, sweet floral aroma. In the taste, there are sweet plums and pears with typical GABA-tones. Even when the tea is over, It still keeps sweet floral bouquet t..
2020 Gui Fei Oolong Premium Tea
Take the “tropical fruit” caramel, berry jam, a spoonful of fragrant honey, and a fresh peach pit, straight from the peach. Ok, great, you've got our new Gui Fei. This bug-bitten oolong is brew..
2020 Jin Xuan Oolong Tea
This tea is masterfully processed. The flashes are solid and neat. By roasting in stages with a pause of several days, the master achieved softness and evenness of the taste without excessive greenery..
2020 Ruan Zhi Oolong Tea
Want to try a Taiwanese Oolong variety that is nearly impossible to find in Taiwan? Thailand provides this opportunity. We are talking about hybrid Ruan Zhi (Chinese for ‘Soft Stem’), which..
2021 Gaba Tea Exclusive, USDA Organic
Unique gaba oolong made according to classical technology when air is replaced with nitrogen during oxidation. The distinct acidity indicates a high GABA content, which is becoming rare in modern gaba..
2021 Ruan Zhi Oolong Tea Premium, Myanmar, 2000m
This tea came from Myanmar (Burma). From the plantation, located at an altitude of about 2000 meters. Dry leaves aroma is intense. Flavor is sweet and floral with the savor of berries. It becomes ..
2021 Si Ji Chun Oolong (Four Seasons) Tea Premium
The earliest, February 2021 harvest of Si Ji Chun from USDA certified organic plantation. This oolong has an amazingly delicate, lively floral-fruity perfume melody and thick oily vanilla mouthfeel th..
2015 Lao Gui Fei Oolong Tea
Gui Fei Oolong also known as Oriental Beauty Oolong is produced exclusively from the leaves that have been bitten by green leafhoppers, usually in the period of May-June. In Thailand, farmers will con..
2016 Dark Gui Fei Oolong Tea
The taste is similar to the high-quality Dongfang Meiren, with the same honey notes. But this oolong is more oxidized, so black tea lovers will like it. Very drinkable and holds many infusions. I..
2014 Dong Ding Oolong Tea, Medium Roasted
This is another oolong tea in our store assortment, which is processed in the traditional Taiwanese style of Dong Ding. We have also a classic Dong Ding made according to all the traditional can..
2018 Dong Ding Oolong Tea, Medium Roasted
This is a vivid example of a classic autumn Dong Ding oolong, delicately crafted with a good understanding of taste and the end result. During storage, the tea was warmed up twice: in September 2019 a..
2006 Lao Cui Yu Oolong Tea
This tea can truly be called Lao Cha Wang - "old tea king". Despite the considerable age and high fire level when roasting up, the master managed to keep a dense and bright taste in this Aged Cui Yu (..
Dong Ding Oolong Tea, Heavy Roasted
This Dong Ding will appeal to those who like tea of quite strong fire. Some people find similarities between this tea and thoroughbred Wuyi Shan oolongs. The tea smells deliciously fruity, floral and..
Si Ji Chun Oolong (Four Seasons) Tea
This is lightly roasted and lightly oxidized oolong tea of high quality. Truly masterfully made Si Ji Chun (also known as Four Seasons oolong). Glossy appearance of carefully rolled balls and power..
1995 Lao Qing Xin Aged Oolong Tea
A thick, deep taste with a rich aroma of cherry, chocolate, sweet red apples. Velvety aftertaste of aged tea with cinnamon and bark notes. Lao Qing Xin (Chin Shin) Oolong is very unusual tea. In addi..
2014 Hong Shui Oolong Tea Premium
This is a spherical, well oxidized and medium roasted oolong tea. Hong Shui, which means literally “red water” oolong, is a quite rare Thai tea with high level of oxidation and of medium fire. ..
2016 Hong Shui Oolong Tea, gr. A
Ideal tea for a snowy winter, when you want to remember the scent of the forest and warm up with red tea.Pine cone laced with fruit in the taste. Balanced tea.Absolute hit of 2016. Excellent value for..
Pouchong (Bao Zhong) Cui Yu Oolong Tea
Our Pouchong (Bao zhong) tea is made from Taiwanese cultivar Cui Yu Oolong (TRES #13). This tea will please those who like soft green or light oolong tea. Fruity-berry flavor, oily (but not too much),..
2015 Cui Yu Oolong Tea
Cui Yu Oolong (means "green jade") is a Taiwanese hybrid at the Tea Research and Extension Station it received number TRES #13. The tea passed the first stage of maturity and in taste significantly..
Jin Xuan Oolong Tea Premium
This is not just a winter harvest of Jin Xuan oolong. This is a special successful kind of Jin Xuan from one of our organic tea manufacturers.Bright and juicy berry caramel in the foreground..
Jin Xuan Oolong Tea, gr. A
This is a lightly roasted and lightly oxidized classical Jin Xuan Oolong tea. The aroma is bright, with berry and milk caramel notes. The taste is dense and oily. In the dominant are berries and..
Assam Oolong Tea
This oolong is made from old Assam trees from the forest. The average age of the trees is 300 years (though the age of some trees from this place can reach 800 years). The harvest of spring 2016 is pr..
2017 Ruan Zhi Oolong Tea, gr A
Gives a pretty bright and thick floral taste. Floral density ends with tangy saltiness. The aroma of dry and washed tea leaves easily passes into the taste. Organoleptic properties of the tea are very..
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Organic Oolong tea from Thailand

In the mountains here in Thailand are a lot of mists and much sun, which allows cultivating a truly delicious organic tea. It is known that the tea plant Camellia Sinensis is very picky about the quality of the land. Tea bushes and trees form a large vegetative mass of leaves and shoots that require a large number of nutrients and water. Tea is a very "gluttonous" plant. However, the wide cultivation of tea has begun in Thailand not long ago. Mountain lands suitable for tea gardening are not yet exhausted of fertility, unlike many places in China and Taiwan. That is why here in Thailand many factories produce organic tea, they have no big need to use hazardous pesticides and inorganic fertilizers.

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Oolong tea types and tastes guide

Classic light oolongs, such as Jin Xuan Oolong, Si Ji Chun Oolong, Ruan Zhi Oolong, Cui Yu Oolong, are brewed in an infusion of light, golden-amber color. These kinds are lightly oxidized and mildly roasted. Our light oolongs have rich fruity, floral and caramel notes and a long oily aftertaste.

If you like baked notes along with the rich fruity taste, we’d recommend you to buy Dong Ding. This oolong type is medium oxidized and medium to high roasted. It typically has a dense and powerful taste with bready, buttery, nutty flavors to it. Interested? Check out our Dong Ding Tea from the best Dong Ding master in Thailand.

Moving to more oxidized oolongs in our shop, which have an infusion of a darker color, we should mention popular GABA Oolongs. These are dark oolongs of light roast and medium oxidation level. GABA teas undergo a special oxidation process in an oxygen-free environment, which allows extracting gamma-amino-butyric acid. This acid is proven to have nootropic properties. You can buy few GABA oolongs in our online shop, they are all delicious and have different notes added to the typical GABA taste. The infusion is dark amber.

Many of our customers believe that the best oolongs to buy among highly oxidized types are those made from bug-bitten leaves. These teas are famous for its distinctive honey-sweet flavor, which is why they got its ‘Champagne oolong’ name or Oriental Beauty Tea.

The leaves of Oriental Beauties are attacked by the tea green leafhoppers. The insect’s bites start the oxidation process in leaves that are still on bushes. Along with the activation of the enzymes of the tea plant responsible for the release of flavoring substances, there is also the effect of the enzymes of the leafhoppers themselves, which also affects the chemical сomposition, aroma and taste of the tea. This results in that signature honey, muscatel taste.

There two kinds of Oriental Beauty, Gui Fei and Dongfang Meiren oolongs, they differ in the type of twist. You can buy both in our shop.

The aged 2014 Hong Shui Oolong is a vivid representative of a medium roasted and deeply oxidized, so-called ‘Red Water’ oolong teas. Therefore, it is perfect for black tea fans. But, unlike most black teas, here you will find powerful berry and spicy flavors: hints of cherries, strawberries, hazelnut, and cinnamon.

Years of storing also change the taste of tea and if you like aged notes in oolongs, we have great options to offer. In our shop you can buy aged oolongs from 10 years and older. One of our most favorite is 2006 Lao Cui Yu Oolong and the oldest one so far is 1995 Lao Qing Xin Oolong.

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Customer Reviews
2020 Gaba Tea Premium
2020 Gaba Tea Premium
As my friend said: this tea is much better than the GABA that I usually drink.
Gennady, 15/11/2021
2021 Gaba Tea Exclusive, USDA Organic
2021 Gaba Tea Exclusive, USDA Organic
Mellow sweetness of freshly baked spiced sweet breads in aroma. I detect light brown sugar and sweet spice in the after taste, with a slight fruity tartness. No astringency or bitterness. Unlike ...
rudi hermawan, 30/09/2021
2016 Hong Shui Oolong Tea, gr. A
2016 Hong Shui Oolong Tea, gr. A
This certainly is a black tea by characteristics, despite its rolled leaves. Nothing that resembles oolong in taste and aroma either. It has got an intensely sweet dried-fruit aroma heavily laced wi...
rudi hermawan, 29/09/2021
2006 Lao Cui Yu Oolong Tea
2006 Lao Cui Yu Oolong Tea
This is one smooth smoky oolong, with a sweet spice finish and a clean clear liquor. The smokiness is light in note but consistent in every brew. There is less smokiness to the smell of the wet leav...
rudi hermawan, 28/09/2021

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