Oolong teas are due to their diversity an Eldorado for tea lovers who love high quality loose teas.
Since I am originally from Taiwan, we only get our oolong from Taiwanese tea farmers.
Every year for the Chinese New Year we visit the tea gardens in Taiwan to see the current harvest. Thus we can ensure that our single origin teas come from sustainable agriculture and that our tea farmers friends can achieve fair prices without the negative influence of middlemen.
Oolong is a partially fermented tea and is available in an incredible number of variations. At the moment you will find more than 25 different types of Oolong teas here in our Evergreen Teashop - all of which we source from Taiwan!
Green-aged - slightly fermented Oolong:
There are different types of green oolong teas which are only slightly fermented. This is done after the tea leaves have wilted by rolling them in a cotton cloth. This gives the black dragon - as Oolong is also called - its characteristic spherical shape. Green tea, on the other hand, is dried directly without fermenting the leaves.
These teas are also excellent teas for beginners, because the fine floral aromas of flower nectar and the round taste without tasting bitter are very popular.
Dark to black matured Oolong teas.
There is also a wide range of more strongly fermented Oolong varieties such as Dong-ding oolong or very great so-called Cicada teas. The tea leaves of these cyanide teas are nibbled on the tea bush of cicadas, which already leads to a slight fermentation. This gives us varieties Guifei Oolong or Honey Oolong a very pleasant fruity aroma.
This can then be further refined by additionally roasting the loose tea leaves. Depending on the degree of roasting, the aromas can be enhanced accordingly.
Last but not least, there is the popular Hong Cha - red tea - this is also popular Red Oolong called. This type of tea is fermented up to 80% but, as is usual for Oolong teas, also rolled into buds. This gives the brewed tea its reddish color and its pleasantly round taste of exotic fruits. Black teas, on the other hand, are 100% fermented and typically Assam is used Tea cultivars uses which then like to taste bitter. For red oolong, on the other hand, very high quality cultivars are used which do not become bitter even after brewing several times.
Let yourself be inspired by our high-quality oolong tea range! Every tea lover will find their favorite tea here!
By the way: from a minimum order value of 70 euros, we ship free throughout Germany!
And every order comes with at least one free tea sample!