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Oolong Tea (blue tea)

  • Dong Ding Style Gao Shan Cha

    Truly wonderful, aromatic, moderately oxidized dong ding style oolong from the high mountains in Ching Jing. The leaves were moderately oxidized (20-30%) and after processing sent to Mr Chen in Lugu for final baking in the Dong Ding style. Mr. Chen is famous for his masterful tea baking skills and you will surely appreciate this high mountain gao shan speciality. (Read More Below)

    10,00 / 25gr. iva inc.

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  • Minamisayaka Iri Koucha Japanese Oolong

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    Very surprising Japanese oolong or “half-black” tea made on the oldest organic tea garden on Kyushu Island. This tea consists of hand-picked leaves of the Minamisayaka cultivar. The  leaves were oxidized about half-way to black tea, rolled heavily and then baked at a very low temperature over many hours to give it a very lively, floral and fruity character. This tea handles many steepings!

    9,25 / 25 gr. iva inc.

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  • Oriental Beauty

    Oriental Beauty (Dong Fang Mei Ren), also known as Bai Hao Oolong, is a special heavily oxidized oolong created by an insect bite! This natural ecosystem Oriental Beauty is harvested during summer from young leaves and tips just bitten by a small cricket or tea jassid Cicadellidae:Jacobiasca formosana (Paoli). Leaves undergo a chemical reaction as defense against the bites and this contribute to the sweet honey notes characteristic of this tea. This tea is of very high quality, Qing Xin Da Mo varietal leaves and buds are carefully hand-picked and upon infusing we find a beautiful range of purple, brown and green tones. This tea comes from Beipu, Hsinchu County, Northern Taiwan, the origin of Dong Fang Mei Ren Tea/ Oriental Beauty. Only this ecosystem can produce the most classic characteristics of this class of tea.

    17,00 / 25gr. iva inc.

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  • Wuyi Mingjian Mid-Roasted Oolong

    Warm and interesting, mid-roasted oolong tea with heavier oxidation made from Wu Yi varietal leaves plucked form Mr. Chen Huan Tong’s gardens. Chen is a renowned tea grower and author of several instructional publications for farmers. The final roast was done by Mr. Lin. The dry leaves have a pleasant, spicy, roasted scent.

    9,50 / 35gr. iva inc.

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  • Duck Shit Tea – Ya Shi Xiang Dan Cong

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    This Duck Shit tea comes from old wild arbor “Dan Cong” trees from inner Wu Dong Shan. Dan Cong tea is classified by its “xiang” (aroma), in this case “Ya Shi Xiang” (Duck Shit Fragrance). It is so aromatic that at first one may wonder if it is aromatized, but its sweet, floral and fruity notes are pure and natural, authentic tributes to its varietal “xiang” and aprox. 25% oxidation. Read more below:

    15,00 / 25 gr. iva inc.

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  • Wuyi Oolong Ai Jiao “Short Foot”

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    Wuyi oolong Ai Jiao “Short Foot” is a rare tea, commonly referred to as “Yancha” or “Rock or Cliff tea”. This varietal originated in Jian’ou, Fujian about 150 years ago. Later it was planted in Wu Yi and in Taiwan where it developed into Qing Xin and Dong Ding Oolong. It is referred to as a dwarf oolong because the tree measures 120cm in height, lower than other common tea bushes in Fujian. Its lovely twisted brown leaves produce a deep copper-orange liquor. This is a traditional charcoal roasted tea that has been stored some time to lose some of its roast and bring out its warm roasted cocoa notes over a fruity backdrop. More info below…

    9,50 / 25 gr. iva inc.

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  • Honey Orchid Phoenix – Mi Lan Dan Cong

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    This Honey Orchid Phoenix Dan Cong oolong is completely hand-harvested, processed and roasted produced  from early spring semi-wild bushes “Dan Cong” at the foot of Wu Dong Shan. The term “Dan Cong” means single bush.

    15,00 / 25gr. iva inc.

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  • Organic Milk Oolong

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    Organic Milk Oolong is produced in northern Thailand from specially imported “Golden Lily” Jin Xuan tea plants from the Taiwanese highlands. Dark green, finely rolled leaf unfolds a flavorful, dense, cup that is both milky and flowery with a long sweet aftertaste that lingers nicely. All aromas and flavors are authentic and typical of the Jin Xuan cultivar. This tea should not be confused with the aromatized “Milk Oolong” version that is commercially available throughout the world. To distinguish the difference between natural and aromatized tea one may smell the dry leaves. If they are overly perfumed, chances are it is aromatized.

     

    7,50 / 50gr. iva inc.

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  • GABA Tea Jin Xuan Varietal

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    GABA tea (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) made from Taiwanese high-grade Jin Xuan varietal bushes that are naturally rich in glutamic acid – the precursor to GABA, and with 234mg GABA it exceeds the Japanese standard of 150 mg of GABA per 100 grams of tea. GABA tea production difers in that it is made in a nitrogen rich anaerobic atmosphere without any exposure to oxygen. (Read more below)

    8,50 / 25gr. iva inc.

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  • Baozhong Green Heart (Pouchong)

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    Organic oolong tea produced at Mr. Yi’s organic gardens in Mingjian. Baozhong (or Pouchong) tea is characterized by its unrolled leaf and special light withering and oxidation process that make it the greenest of oolongs, falling between the green tea and oolong tea categories. This tea is made with hand picked leaves from Green Heart (Qing Xin or Chin Shin) varietal tea bushes that are long, unbroken and very lightly oxidized.

    9,00 / 30gr. iva inc.

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