We selected seven types of oolong and made a set of 10g each pack.
Oolong tea is always popular in our lineups. Each type is different in terms of fermentation level - ranging from refreshing floral flavor to dried fruity flavor, and baking (roasting) style - ranging from non-baked to heavy-baked style.
This trial set is highly recommended for those who are wondering which tea to choose, for those who wish to explore more in teas, and for whom are looking for a casual gift.
Each tea is packed with deoxidizer, so if the bag is remain unopened, the freshness and quality of tea will last for more than a few years.
There is a gift box available, so you can use it as a simple gift.
Seven types of oolong tea, each tea is 10g per pack.
Below are the list of tea for the trial set. There are seven types of tea, 10g each pack.
1. Ali Shan Cha - refreshing floral note
2. Deep Fermented Dong Ding - sweet fruity note
3. Dong Ding Jin Xuan - sweet nutty note
4. An Xi Tie Guan Yin - sweet floral note
5. Phoenix Oolong Dao Hua Xiang - sweet floral note with fruity note
6. Phoenix Oolong Mi Lan Nong Xiang - dried fruity note
7. Black Tie Guan Yin - dried fruity note and nutty flavor
Ali Shan Cha
Ali Shan Cha is one of the famous and well-known Taiwan high mountain teas. It has a refreshing floral note with a hint of mild sweet undertone, with soft drinking sensation that lingers down the throat for a long time.
Some people like Ali San Cha as it is well balanced between Aroma and Flavor. The characteristic of Ali Shan Cha in term of flavor and aroma is similar to Dong Ding Oolong (Non-Fired Tea). The difference is Ali Shan Cha has more elegant flavor and smoother, softer drinking sensation and more long-lasting aftertaste.
It is a wonderful tea if you drink it anytime in a day. Its refreshing note reminds us of spring in highland.
Deep Fermented Dong Ding
Deep Fermented Dong Ding is the traditional style of Taiwanese Oolong Tea. It is made from Qing-xin oolong cultivar, grown at famous Dong Ding Mountain in Taiwan.
Traditionally in the past, the fermentation of Taiwanese oolong tea undergone longer period of time, and the extent of fermentation is deeper than modern Taiwanese oolong. Tea gives a multi-layer of fruity note that lingers down the throat for a long time. The flavor of this tea is like peaches or chestnut. It is the tea boomed in Taiwan back in 1980's.
Dong Ding Jin Xuan
An Xi Tie Guan Yin
The original meaning of Tie Guan Yin is the oolong tea made of a tea cultivar called Tie Guan Yin. Anxi is the core production area of Tie Guan Yin. Besides Tie Guan Yin, there are many other cultivars of tea, such as Mao Xie, Rou Gui, Ben Shan, Huang Jin Gui and so on. It is quite a common practice that those non-Tie Guan Yin cultivars are introduced as Tie Guan Yin. And, with this authentic Tie Guan Yin cultivar it makes this tea to gives a distinctive flavor and taste that is different from oolong tea made from other cultivars. This Tie Guan Yin cultivar gives a rich taste and deep finishing as its unique characteristics. It has a hint of sweet floral flavor like orchids.
This tea is made in Xiang Hua Fu Xin village (祥华福新村). This village is located in Anxi, Fujian Province of China. Tea is hand-picked in spring. It has a soft and smooth taste on palate.
Phoenix Oolong Dao Hua Xiang
Dao Hua in Chinese means rice flowers. It is a very popular Phoenix tea in its production area in Phoenix Mountain. Compared to Mi Lan Xiang which gives an identical fruity note, Dao Hua Xiang gives a refreshing floral note.
Dao Hua Xiang, literally Rice flower scent, is a minor name in Japan and Malaysia, but it is certainly a very popular name of Phoenix tea among the locals in Phoenix Town.
This tea is harvested from famous Wu Dong Mountain of Phoenix.
This tea was baked lightly baked at low temperature to preserve its refreshing floral note. It has a long-lasting sweetish finishing down the throat.
Phoenix Oolong Mi Lan Nong Xiang
This is the style of Mi Lan Xiang popular among the tea connoisseurs in Chaozhou, the hub of famous Phoenix Oolong production area.
Traditionally, normal Mi Lan Xiang is baked once for about 6-7 hours with charcoal fire in order to keep its refreshing fruity flavor, while "Nong Xiang type" is baked twice with charcoal fire in order to bring up more matured and ripen fruity note. It gives a thick yellow-orange liquor, with an identical fruity note like dried longan or figs, with ripe lychee or mangoes undertone. This tea is very popular in Chaozhou and consumed a lot especially during colder season. Its rich drinking sensation warms the body. It goes well with savory food too.
Black Tie Guan Yin
The Black Tie Guan Yin was made from traditional Tie Guan Yin. The uniqueness is tea was deeply-baked until its color turns black. However, the baking method was not that simple. Tea has undergone a few stages of baking at different temperatures. Thanks to the special baking method, tea has developed very unique flavor; it gives a hint of dry fruit and caramel note.
The tea garden is located above 1000m. The high mountain climate makes tea very strong in aftertaste.
With 1 teaspoon of tea (about 5g), you can make up to 1 liter of tea. This tea is nice to enjoy with cold water brewing. Besides, it's a good match with milk. With some brown sugar, you can make an enjoyable cup of milk tea at home.