Oolong tea from Taiwan
Due to their diversity, Oolong teas are an Eldorado for tea lovers who love high-quality loose teas.
Since I am originally from Taiwan, we source our Oolong exclusively from Taiwanese tea farmers that we know personally.
Every year at the Chinese New Year we visit the tea gardens in Taiwan to examine the current harvest. In this way we can ensure that our single origin teas come from sustainable agriculture and that our friendly tea farmers 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 tea here in the Evergreen Teashop - which we source exclusively from Taiwan!
Green developed - lightly fermented Oolong:
There are various green Oolong teas which are only slightly fermented. This is done after the tea leaves have withered 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.
Very well-known lightly fermented oolong teas are basically all High Mountain Oolong Teesorten from the high mountain regions Alishan, Lishan, Shanlinxi and Dayuling. Other green oolong teas are Four Seasons Oolong or Baozhong or Milky Oolong. These teas are between 10 and 20% fermented.
These teas are also excellent types of tea for beginners, because the fine floral aromas of blossom nectar and the round taste without being bitter are very popular.
Dark to black oolong teas.
There is also a wide range of more strongly fermented Oolong varieties such as Dong-Ding Oolong or very great so-called Zikaden Tees. The tea leaves of these cyanide teas are nibbled on the tea bush by 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 - i.e. red tea - this is also popular Red Oolong called. This type of tea is up to 80% fermented, but also rolled into buds as is usual for Oolong teas. 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 Tee Cultivare used 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 repeated brewing.
Let yourself be inspired by our high-quality Oolong tea offer! Every tea lover will find their favorite tea here!