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Tea 101 - Oolong Tea

  • Baozhong Wenshan oolong tea
    July 14, 2020

    Baozhong Wenshan Oolong and Best Ways to Prepare it

    One of our favorite teas to sip on when the mercury starts scaling the roof is Baozhong Wenshan oolong. There was a heat wave this past week here in upstate NY, and after a few days of respite, we have another one in the forecast. If you are looking to cool off with tea, reach for Baozhong.
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  • Hung Shui Oolong from Yiguang Shan, Taiwan.
    January 28, 2015

    What is Hung Shui Oolong?

    A new category of oolong in our "A Tea Master's Oolong" series is called Hung Shui (also written Hong Shui). This category belongs to the fascinating - and for newcomers often times, bewildering - world of Taiwanese oolongs. (Read here about the background to A Tea Master's Oolong.)

    Hung Shui is used to describe a certain style of making oolong. Unlike many classical teas, Hung Shui is not particular to a provenance. But in some ways Hung Shui's raison d'etre has to do with the protection of another famous Taiwanese oolong that is tied to its provenance, the Dong Ding oolong.

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  • Photo of Oolong Tea Leaves
    February 4, 2014

    What is oolong tea? Part 1 - manufacturing

    Photo of Oolong Tea Leaves

    Oolong comes from the Chinese word “wulong,” meaning literally, black dragon. This is because the leaves of some oolongs appear like dragons in flight. Dragons are a symbol of “nobility and strength” and these characters are implied in the nature this tea.  

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  • oolong tea leaves
    February 3, 2014

    What is oolong? Part II - The oolong hall of fame

    Photo of Wu Yi Oolong Tea Leaves

    Meet some of the famous oolongs from China and Taiwan. These are oolongs that every serious tea enthusiast must aspire to have one day in his/her cup. We hope one day soon we will be able to offer all these precious jewels to our customers!  

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