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Dayuling Premium High Mountain Oolong from Beautiful Taiwan Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Beautiful Taiwan Tea Tea Description: The premium teas of Taiwan are known for their smoothness, the quality of their soup and their “Chaqi”.   Only grown in the highest areas, theses leaves take their time to grow and soak up all the cool mist and the High Mountain air.  You’ll feel calm and attentive with this Dayuling sourced High Mountain Oolong. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I’ve heard great things about Dayuling Oolong; and I’m very happy to finally get the chance to try one! The high, high altitude at which Read More

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Red Jade Black Tea from Oollo Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Oollo Tea Tea Description: A perfect marriage between Burma Ashamu and Taiwanese wild tea. The long twisted whole leaves give distinct smooth raisin, date and cinnamon infusions with traces of peppermint. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This Red Jade Black Tea from Oollo Tea is one of those teas that after taking my first sip, the sound that I uttered was “Mmm.”  Not a lot of teas elicit that response from me.  This one did. The dry leaves are dark, chocolaty brown.  They’ve been rolled lengthwise, producing a very long Read More

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GABA Oolong Tea #52 from Tea Chai Te

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy: Tea Chai Te Tea Description: This high mountain oolong is truly a must-try. Gaba teas are unique in that they are fermented in nitrogen-rich environments making them very complex, with both rich and subtle flavors that change over time and differ with each steeping. Unique with its gentle sweetness giving it hints of yam. Also a natural relaxant. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: This is the first GABA oolong that I have tried, and if any are similar to this GABA oolong from Tea Chai Te, I can definitely get in Read More

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Baozhong Oolong Tea from Oollo Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Oollo Tea Tea Description: Grown in the serene mountainous terrain of Wenshan, Taiwan. The twisted leaves produce elegant lilac and vanilla fragrances while developing delicate sweet, floral notes.  Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I think I fell in love with this Baozhong Oolong Tea from Oollo Tea at first whiff!  The aroma is so sweet and wonderfully floral – just as the description suggests, I smell lilac!  I appreciate that while it has a strong floral aroma, it doesn’t come across as perfume-y.  It smells more like the air that Read More

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Taiwanese Lapsang Souchong Black from Butiki

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Butiki (However it’s no longer for sale) Tea Description: Our Taiwanese Lapsang Souchong originates from Taipei County in Taiwan and is grown at approximately 1,300 feet above sea level. While it isn’t nearly as common today, Taiwan has a long tradition of smoking teas. Local evergreen wood is utilized to smoke this Assam varietal, which results in a sweet yet smoky flavor. Smoked bacon, oak, and dark chocolate notes are prominent, while licorice notes are more subtle. This Lapsang Souchong is smoky without being overwhelming and finishes sweet. Our Taiwanese Lapsang Souchong is Read More