For tea connoisseurs, oolong teas frequently pop up on their radar.  Oolong differentiates itself among the world of teas with its intricate processing steps, which produces complex tastes and sustainability after several steepings. Because the process is so complex, the simplest way to make it understandable usually ends up in three words: a semi-oxidized tea.  Oolong tea leaves feature an old and deep history and were recently exploited for their weight-loss properties. They cultivated and cherished by Chinese emperors thousands of years ago. Today, health-conscious individuals are coming around and beginning to favor oolong tea for its health benefits, as seen in our popular Wuyi Rock blend. The origin of loose-leaf oolong tea is the Camelia sinensis plant. It is the Chinese tea plant that produces black teas and green teas, as well as oolong teas. Many people don't realize that these three teas actually come from the same plant. They only differ in the way they are harvested, treated, and aged. 

Black teas are allowed to oxidize for a period of time after being picked. This oxidization process increases the robustness of the flavor but creates a flavor that seems a little distant from its origin plant. Green teas are usually steamed or treated right after being picked, so there is very little oxidization and the tea retains the plant's color and flavor. 

Oolong teas are sort of in-between green and black teas—our dark and nutty Formosa Tea is a perfect example of this. The Camelia sinensis leaves are picked, sun-wilted, and then lightly bruised in a deliberate fashion. When the leaves are bruised, the surface opens to the air's oxygen. This causes the internal parts of the leaf to oxidize much like a cut fruit will oxidize (like the way an apple's insides slowly turn brown when exposed to oxygen). 

But the oxidization process is halted much more quickly than with black teas, retaining more of the floral flavor of the original plant. Subsequently, the leaves are fully dried. Oolong teas can range from dark green to light green. Thus, oolong tea flavor can vary much more than green tea or black tea. 

The traditional loose-leaf oolong tea is full of antioxidants. This is one of the main reasons people believe it helps preserve good health. Antioxidants help your body fight free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of our body's digestive system that contain oxygen. These free radicals can do damage to our DNA and our cells. Eating a diet high in antioxidants is key to maintaining good health and avoiding the pitfalls of the aging process. 

You will see the terms wulong teas and oolong teas used interchangeably. Wulong is the original Chinese, but in recent years it has been adapted as the name used for oolong teas when used for weight loss. 

Now that you know the history of oolong tea, try our unique, taste blends to see for yourself. Our Chocolate Truffle Oolong is a bold choice, or you might choose sweet Orange Blossom or our popular Ti Kuan Yin. No matter which you choose, these teas will satisfy your craving. 

Loose-Leaf Oolong Tea

Size

Color

Brand

Price

Chocolate Truffle Oolong - Loose Organic Oolong Tea
$ 10.00
A mostly organic tea that is chocolate forward on bold roasty Oolong tea base.  Contains trace amounts of dairy and sugar. A complex blend of Oolong Tea, Rooibos, Apple, Cacao Beans, Cacao Powder, Chocolate Bits, Natural Chocolate and Vanilla Flavor and White Chocolate Bits. If you adventurous and looking for a new tea style this is Oolong tea.  If you are super adventurous this tea add a chocolate punch.  Try it you wild and crazy guy.  PS. Its cheaper than therapy and less expensive than wine. LOL
Formosa - Loose Oolong Tea
$ 8.00
This is a dark oolong tea from Taiwan with a nutty toasty aroma, and a subdued peach taste.  Ever feel torn between extremes? Want the soothing goodness of green tea but the bolder flavor of black? Have no fear, uncle oolong’s got you covered. Painstakingly, partially oxidized through a complicated process, this brown oolong tea is darker than most, about 75% oxidized to be exact. It was developed by a British entrepreneur named John Dodd in the mid nineteenth century, and for many decades was a favorite among American tea drinkers, back when the grace of daily tea drinking was still very much a part of the American way of life.  The tea’s medium body is complemented by nutty and toasty aromas. The flavor is light and sweet with notes of peach and roasted carrots, and a finish of toasted walnuts. The wonderfully lightness and fruity flavor make this an everyday, anyway tea. Enjoy it hot or cold. ...
Milk Oolong - Loose Oolong Tea
$ 10.00
  The "Milk" in Milk Oolong describes the silky smooth quality of this tea. This light green tea brews up an bright green and has the flavor to match.  Hailing from the 7,000 foot high mountains of the tiny island of Taiwan, this Jin Xuan cultivar is prized by the locals. This tea is characterized by the tiny tightly balled up leaves which gently unfurl over several steeps to reveal their mild and delicate flavor and full leaf form. Base leaf: whole leaves of Jin Xuan green teaHealth properties: Anti-oxidant properties known, immune system positive.Flavor strength: Light, Primary collection is lightly green with smooth finish.Caffeine: Medium.
Orange Blossom - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
$ 8.00
Much as it's a near sin to begin by recommending a traditional tea for icing: one can't escape how easily this oolong's rounded, roiling taste suits itself to submission – and what better way to bring out its inner sweetness than by taking it for an afternoon visit to the refrigerator? Guests will delight at the complexly gardenial mix. From the moment that it's brought out; it catches the eye with a color scheme that belies the weight of the coming flavor. When enjoying with company; note the emboldened citrus notes as you share this toasty oolong. Showing a striking amber color, Oolong Orange Blossom is not a solitary tea drinker's cup usually. Rather it's bright image and full, warming flavor suggests the pleasures of company. And with oolong's continual rise in popularity among younger, newer tisanal tasters; this blend is sure to make a few holiday gift lists. What more could the...
Peaceful Journey - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
$ 10.00
An addition to our Oolong collection! Oolong teas are teas in which the leaves are both wilted & steamed. These teas are delicious & this one in particular is known for it's hibiscus highlights. It is very subtle, light, & nostalgic of gently walking through a garden in the spring! It gives us something to look forward to as temperatures begin to dip! Base leaf: Oolong organic tea, Hibiscus flowers. Health properties: Anti-carcinogenic properties, weight positive, bone positive. Flavor strength: Medium, floral. This blend's primary collection is slightly tangy with a nice balance of silky oolong. Caffeine: Medium.
Pomegranate - Loose Oolong Tea
$ 10.00
Full leaves of premium Ti Quan Yin are deliciously infused with tangy pomegranate to create this inspiring yet complex full-bodied blend that creates a sweetly fragrant, silky textured cup of tea.  The pomegranate flavor of this tea is a prominent note.  It's every so slightly tangy, and neither sweet nor bitter.  Behind that bloom of pomegranate is the more subtle flavor of an elegant, high-quality oolong.  Ti Quan Yin is the sort of leaf which stands up to multiple steeps, without losing that light flavor which is so characteristic of oolongs.  The two combine to create a quiet tea, with a complex and stately flavor.  
Ti Kuan Yin - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
$ 17.00
For the uninitiated: oolong makes for a fascinating discovery. This dark leaf comes from southern Fujian in China, and is developed in Anxi, along the Hei river. Farms producing Ti Kuan Yin (one of the prime and most widely-enjoyed oolongs) are typically small, family-operated, and tend to utilize traditional methods unchanged by time. The winding villages in the mountainous Anxi region live for oolong. It's the lifeblood of one in three families and its farming is at the heart of commerce and culture. So what's so special? Let's begin with health. Properties of oolong range from the tisane being used as a tonic for common ailments to its anti-carcinogenic benefits being studied and explored. It's gentler on the system than a black tea, and richer than a green. The three are from the same plant family, originally; with green tea being the unfermented result, black tea being fully fermented, and oolong in the middle: partially fermented. This tea's...
Wuyi Bounty - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
$ 10.00
Wuyi is an unusual place.  The odd looking mountains seem to have violently erupted out of the ground. These mountains are often shrouded in clouds due to the unusual location near the warm ocean. The outcropping of rocks and the surrounding hill which are not too high along with generous rainfall and plenty of sunshine create a unique a highly coveted tea in China. Due to the relatively small area of Wuyi, this tea is not as plentiful as other Chinese teas. You will rarely find this tea in a supermarket or in tea bags as it is for the more sophisticated tea drinker. The tea leaf looks long and is not tightly balled up but rather slightly twisted and broad.  This organic tea steeps up to a beautiful dark amber color with little astringency associated with Breakfast teas. The flavor has been described as "peachy-honey" This mellow mouth feel...
Wuyi Rock - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
$ 8.00
Sometimes cornered as the less-known cousin of black and green teas, oolong's popularity in the west has risen in recent years even as it remains a beloved staple in regions of China, Japan, and elsewhere. Rich with both health properties (weight management being the best known) and flavor potential; oolong is a unique leaf that is partially oxidized, avoiding easy categorization and tantalizing with its unique offerings. This unique and rare tisanal, our Wuji Rock Oolong, hails from Wuji Mountains in Fujian province in China. These cliff and rocky slopes with their high mineral content gives the tea leave a "Rock Essence". Combined with the special processes a number of flavors ranging from honey sweetness to floral hints of orchid and stone fruits with a woody earthiness are baked in. With each infusion, this tea reveals new shades of its tone, texture and flavor. Multiple steeps are a must. The first step...

For tea connoisseurs, oolong teas frequently pop up on their radar.  Oolong differentiates itself among the world of teas with its intricate processing steps, which produces complex tastes and sustainability after several steepings. Because the process is so complex, the simplest way to make it understandable usually ends up in three words: a semi-oxidized tea.  Oolong tea leaves feature an old and deep history and were recently exploited for their weight-loss properties. They cultivated and cherished by Chinese emperors thousands of years ago. Today, health-conscious individuals are coming around and beginning to favor oolong tea for its health benefits, as seen in our popular Wuyi Rock blend. The origin of loose-leaf oolong tea is the Camelia sinensis plant. It is the Chinese tea plant that produces black teas and green teas, as well as oolong teas. Many people don't realize that these three teas actually come from the same plant. They only differ in the way they are harvested, treated, and aged. 

Black teas are allowed to oxidize for a period of time after being picked. This oxidization process increases the robustness of the flavor but creates a flavor that seems a little distant from its origin plant. Green teas are usually steamed or treated right after being picked, so there is very little oxidization and the tea retains the plant's color and flavor. 

Oolong teas are sort of in-between green and black teas—our dark and nutty Formosa Tea is a perfect example of this. The Camelia sinensis leaves are picked, sun-wilted, and then lightly bruised in a deliberate fashion. When the leaves are bruised, the surface opens to the air's oxygen. This causes the internal parts of the leaf to oxidize much like a cut fruit will oxidize (like the way an apple's insides slowly turn brown when exposed to oxygen). 

But the oxidization process is halted much more quickly than with black teas, retaining more of the floral flavor of the original plant. Subsequently, the leaves are fully dried. Oolong teas can range from dark green to light green. Thus, oolong tea flavor can vary much more than green tea or black tea. 

The traditional loose-leaf oolong tea is full of antioxidants. This is one of the main reasons people believe it helps preserve good health. Antioxidants help your body fight free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of our body's digestive system that contain oxygen. These free radicals can do damage to our DNA and our cells. Eating a diet high in antioxidants is key to maintaining good health and avoiding the pitfalls of the aging process. 

You will see the terms wulong teas and oolong teas used interchangeably. Wulong is the original Chinese, but in recent years it has been adapted as the name used for oolong teas when used for weight loss. 

Now that you know the history of oolong tea, try our unique, taste blends to see for yourself. Our Chocolate Truffle Oolong is a bold choice, or you might choose sweet Orange Blossom or our popular Ti Kuan Yin. No matter which you choose, these teas will satisfy your craving.