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Loose Leaf Oolong Tea

Oolongs offer an appealing range of appearances and aromas that are wonderfully varied, from floral and herbaceous to nectar, honey-sweet and roasted notes. They are processed in a myriad of ways to coax and develop complexity and flavor. Leaf appearances range widely from very large and rolled, long and slender to light green, rich red-brown to nearly black.

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  • AnXi Oolong -Tian Hua

    AnXi Oolong -Tian Hua

    A traditional style Tieguanyin oolong – medium oxidized made with large rolled leaves that will open to offer tasty, almost spicy flavors. More commonly known as "Iron Goddess", this oolong offers a heady aroma. It is grown in the oolong-famous...
    Toasty aroma, spicy floral notes.

  • Ben Shan oolong -  Source Mountain

    Ben Shan oolong - Source Mountain

    Arguably one of the more aromatic of the Tieguanyin-style or low-oxidized oolongs, Ben Shan or "Source Mountain" is a classic flowery-flavor tea that cups to an aroma and fragrance and body that will satisfy! Made with a comparatively small-leaf varietal...
    Fresh, light aromas, stone fruit & peachy taste.

  • Breast Flower Fragrance - Ru Hua Xiang

    Breast Flower Fragrance - Ru Hua Xiang

    Legend tells us that as the young maidens plucked the first, new leaves of spring, they placed the most precious in their blouses to be preserved for the enjoyment of the Emperor and his court. The story provides us with a wonderful name for one of our...
    Rolled leaves open to orchid-like flavors & a buttery-sweet finish.

  • Brothers Oolong

    Brothers Oolong

    Literally translated as "Brothers", Xiong Di is a Dan Cong cultivar developed 30 years ago by grafting two prized oolong trees. The name "Brother" originates from the proximity of the trees prior to initial grafting and encouraged by its local...
    Lively, notes of sweet Osmanthus
  • Drunken Concubine - Zui Gue

    Drunken Concubine - Zui Gue

    Drunken Concubine is named in recognition of the intoxicating flavors of a wonderful, high-grade Tieguanyin oolong. Grown in the AnXi Region of southern Fujian Proince, the cultivar is made to variegated shades of greens almost to blue with soft golden...
    Caresses the tongue with nectar-like flavors.
  • Gardenia Fragrance Oolong

    Gardenia Fragrance Oolong

    "Gardenia Fragrance" is a handcrafted, single-tree lot. This lot was made in 2001 making this tea an "aged" Oolong. One will note its large leaves and its distinctive yellow coloration. This is a prized tea in domestic China given its quality and age...
    Complex flavors - almond, sugarcane, floral, a sweet lingering finish
  • Golden Dawn - Huang Dan

    Golden Dawn - Huang Dan

    Golden Dawn is in a class of high-mountain Oolongs considered to have been tribute teas during the Song Dynasty. This lot was harvested from aged Oolong trees estimated to be well over 60 years old. The roots of these trees now reach deep into the rich...
  • Golden Jade Oolong - Huang Guan Yin

    Golden Jade Oolong - Huang Guan Yin

    Ever inventive, skilled grafting of a high-grade Tieguanyin Oolong varietal with the early-spring harvest Huang Jin Gui varietal created this aromatic and luscious offering - Golden Jade. The successful graft and propagation of this tea in the not too...
    Fresh aroma, luscious flavor.

  • Hairy Crab - Mao Xie

    Hairy Crab - Mao Xie

    Wonderful, green-style oolong is named for the fine "hairs" on the backside of the leaves. Hairy Crab is unusual as it offers a full-bodied fruit-like note. Surprisingly tasty!  Lot Notes. Lot was harvested in the Fall of 2020. Our lot is a...
    Delicious, delicate "peach-like" notes.

  • Hand-crafted "Phoenix Bird Oolongs" - Sampler

    Hand-crafted "Phoenix Bird Oolongs" - Sampler

    Sample delicious, handmade, rare & artisan Dan Cong style Oolongs.  Long favored as "tribute teas" by emperors, these 3 teas were grown on small farms in the Yellow Mountains, of the Fenghuang...
    Flavors range from almonds to stone fruit & nectar.

  • Immortals Oolong

    Immortals Oolong

    Aromatic, large light-green leaves tinged with hues of red, have been lightly pressed into 5-gram cakes offering yet another way to enjoy an Oolong. Why we selected this particular lot. First, the appearance indicated a quality tea. The leaves are fresh...

  • Iron Goddess Tieguanyin

    Iron Goddess Tieguanyin

    Often referred to as the tea of poets, "Iron Goddess" is our traditional-style Tieguanyin oolong. The name Tie Guan Yin is often incorrectly translated as "Goddess of Mercy", yet the name is now generally accepted to describe an oolong varietal offering...

  • Jade Oolong -Huan Jin Gui

    Jade Oolong -Huan Jin Gui

    Note the wonderful jade color of the leaves. Named for this distinctively fresh green appearance, this comparatively small-leafed Oolong is one of the first Oolongs harvested in the spring. As the first whites and greens arrive in the tea...
    Rich jade color, soft floral flavors.

  • Magnolia Blossom Fragrance - Yu Lan Xiang

    Magnolia Blossom Fragrance - Yu Lan Xiang

    Once picked, the leaves are sorted, then withered in sunlight or a warm room for several hours with occasional gentle rolling. This hand-rolling of the leaves induces the formation of flavor and aroma in perhaps our sweetest tasting Oolong. A Dan Cong...
    Find flavors of roasted almond, honeysuckle and stone fruit.

  • Monkey Picked Tieguanyin

    Monkey Picked Tieguanyin

    Our "Monkey Picked" Tieguanyin was grown in the AnXi Region in southern Fujian Province, a region with a long and rich history of cultivating award-winning, world-class Tieguanyin cultivars. The region's terroir or "soils" - the farms' altitude,...
    vibrant, fresh green colors, softly sweet & floral, think orchids

  • One Bush - Phoenix Bird Rare Tea Collection

    One Bush - Phoenix Bird Rare Tea Collection

    Our One Bush, a Fenghuang Dan Cong or Tan-Chung style oolong, is made from a single tree of the famous "Chao An" varietal. A varietal that is local to the Fenghuang area of Guangdong Province, this lot was grown in Chiuan...
    Elegant, sweet, complex flavors, refreshing

  • Oolong Sampler

    Oolong Sampler

    Exotic large leaves, highly aromatic, flavorful & delicious - the varieties of oolongs!  Our sampler collection offers essentially the range of Chinese oolong styles.  From low-oxidized and floral to traditional medium oxidized and "nutty"...

  • Orchid Fragrance - Zhe Lan Xiang

    Orchid Fragrance - Zhe Lan Xiang

    Made using traditional farming and processing methods for a Dan Cong class oolong, Orchid Fragrance offrs a sweet and tangy aroma unlike any of our other collection of Phoenix Bird oolongs.  It is grown at an elevation of approximately 1000 meters...
    Wood charcoal fired, offers a sweet and tangy taste
  • Orchid Fragrance - Zhe Lan Xiang - Rare Oolong Collection

    Orchid Fragrance - Zhe Lan Xiang - Rare Oolong Collection

    We have worked with Mr. Lin Ze, for a number of years. Every spring, we receive an inquiry as to our interest in his oolong. Quickly affirming, we either visit the farm or, this year, receive selected samples. Working with older farmers in his village,...
    Orchid-like aromatics, honeysuckle to flowery, almondy notes.

  • Peach Fragrance - Tao Ren Xiang - Rare Oolong Collection

    Peach Fragrance - Tao Ren Xiang - Rare Oolong Collection

    Peach Fragrance –Tao Ren Xiang – is made from a single-farm tree grove. The cultivar's signature aromatics are preserved by its single-origin havest. Our teamaker. Mr. Lin Ze, has crafted to time-held traditions capturing Peach...
    Pungent, complex, rich - peaches & almonds