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Taiwan GABA Oolong Tea from Fong Mong Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Fong Mong Tea Tea Description: GABA tea is an all-natural source of GABA. It was discovered more than 20 years ago by Japanese researchers looking for a natural method to preserve food. They discovered that tea which is oxidized in a nitrogen-rich atmosphere has a higher concentration of GABA elements than any other types of tea.   GABA tea production involves exposing fresh tea leaves to nitrogen instead of oxygen. The fresh tea is placed in stainless steel vacuum drums and the oxygen is removed and replaced with nitrogen. The tea leaves are exposed to this nitrogen-rich atmosphere for Read More

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Taiwan DongDing (TungTing) Charcoal Baked Oolong Tea from Fong Mong Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Fong Mong Tea Tea Description: The hand-plucked leaves of Dong Ding Oolong are grown in the Dong Ding region of Taiwan at the elevation of 740 meters. At this elevation, the leaves absorb moisture from the surrounding fog and clouds every morning and afternoon which is ideal for Oolong plants. Due to the unique geographic location and stringent selection of leaves, this is the finest Dong Ding Oolong from the Dong Ding estate.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This Dong Ding from Fong Mong has been charcoal baked and you can really taste Read More

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Top Grade Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea from Fong Mong Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Fong Mong Tea Tea Description: Taiwan characteristic Oriental Beauty Oolong Tea, a long narrow strip like of various colors, is also called Bai Hao Oolong Tea. Bright white-tipped leaves, a symbol of high level Oriental Beauty Tea, can only be cultivated irreplaceable strong fragrance in organic ecological tea plantation. This tea, with very limited quantity, can only be produced by a senior experienced tea master at one harvest each year. Learn more about this tea here.   Taster’s Review: This is not the first time that I’ve sampled and reviewed Fong Mong Tea’s Top Grade Read More

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Taiwan Alishan Jin Xuan Oolong (2014) from Fong Mong Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Fong Mong Tea Tea Description: The hand-plucked leaves of Alishan Jin Xuan Oolong Tea are grown in the famous Ali Mountains (Alishan) in Taiwan. At the elevation of 1000 meters above, the mountainsides are covered with fog or clouds which are ideal for growing Oolong. Withbetter drought tolerance, also higher yield, the price is usually lower than Alishan Oolong.  Jin-Xuan is a special variety of Camellia Sinensis (tea plant) developed through research at the Taiwan Tea Agricultural Research center. This special variety is known for producing an Oolong with a special fragrance and a very light creaminess. Alishan Jin Xuan Read More

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Taiwan White Tea from Fong Mong Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  White Where To Buy:  Fong Mong Tea Tea Description: Plucked from Taiwan’s wild camellia hybrids at the elevation of 1800m, these young silver buds promise an amazing experience for all white tea enthusiasts. What makes Taiwan White Tea so different are when it is harvested and how it is processed. The leaves and buds are plucked when they are still young and immature. Then they are taken to dry and the oxidation process is stopped. Because of the minimal processing of white tea, it retains a high amount of antioxidants which makes it with high CP value. Read More