We have carefully selected seven types of oolong tea and assembled a set, with each pack containing 10g of tea.
Oolong tea has always been a popular choice in our selection. Each type varies in terms of fermentation level, offering a wide range of flavors, from refreshing floral notes to delightful dried fruity flavors. Additionally, the baking (roasting) style also differs, ranging from non-baked to heavily-baked, resulting in distinct tastes and aromas.
We highly recommend this trial set for those who are uncertain about which tea to choose, for tea enthusiasts eager to explore new varieties, and for anyone seeking a thoughtful casual gift.
To ensure the tea's freshness and quality, each pack is equipped with a deoxidizer, allowing it to retain its optimal taste and aroma for several years if the bag remains unopened.
For added convenience, a gift box is available, making it an excellent choice for a simple yet thoughtful present.
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 Taiwan's famous and renowned high mountain teas. It delights with a refreshing floral aroma, complemented by a gentle hint of sweetness, creating a soft and smooth drinking experience that lingers on the palate.
Many tea enthusiasts appreciate Ali Shan Cha for its perfect balance between aroma and flavor. In terms of taste and aroma, Ali Shan Cha shares similarities with Dong Ding Oolong (Non-baked type). However, Ali Shan Cha offers a more refined and elegant flavor, a smoother and gentler drinking sensation, and a longer-lasting aftertaste.
This wonderful tea is perfect for any time of day, its refreshing notes invoking the essence of spring in the highlands.
Deep Fermented Dong Ding
Deep Fermented Dong Ding is the traditional style of Taiwanese Oolong Tea. It is crafted from the Qing-xin oolong cultivar, cultivated in the renowned Dong Ding Mountain region of Taiwan.
In the past, the fermentation process for Taiwanese oolong tea used to be longer, resulting in a deeper level of fermentation compared to modern Taiwanese oolong teas. As a result, this tea offers a complex and multi-layered fruity aroma that lingers on the palate for an extended period. The flavor profile of this tea resembles that of peaches or chestnuts. It was particularly popular in Taiwan during the 1980s.
Dong Ding Jin Xuan
"Jin Xuan" is the name of a tea leaf cultivar. While general Dong Ding tea is made from a variety called Qing Xin Oolong, this particular product is made from a newer variety called Jin Xuan Tea.
The distinguishing characteristic of Jin Xuan oolong lies in its fragrance. This tea is moderately baked, offering a delightful sweet nutty flavor with a subtle hint of sweet floral undertones. It is especially favored by those who enjoy a more pronounced aroma. Drinking it in the afternoon or evening, the sweet nutty scent reminiscent of roasted chestnuts can bring comfort and relaxation after a day's work. It also complements savory dishes excellently.
Another enjoyable way to savor this tea is through cold brewing: simply put 1 tablespoon of tea in 1 liter of water and let it steep at room temperature or refrigerate it. This cold brew results in a pleasant and slightly sweet nutty drinking experience.
An Xi Tie Guan Yin
The original meaning of Tie Guan Yin refers to oolong tea made from a tea cultivar called Tie Guan Yin. Anxi is the primary production area for Tie Guan Yin tea. Alongside Tie Guan Yin, there are many other tea cultivars, such as Mao Xie, Rou Gui, Ben Shan, Huang Jin Gui, and more. It is quite common for these non-Tie Guan Yin cultivars to be mistakenly labeled as Tie Guan Yin. However, with this authentic Tie Guan Yin cultivar, it imparts a distinctive flavor and taste that sets it apart from oolong teas made from other cultivars. This particular Tie Guan Yin cultivar offers a rich taste and a deep, satisfying finish as its unique characteristics, with a subtle hint of sweet floral notes reminiscent of orchids.
This tea is produced in Xiang Hua Fu Xin village (祥华福新村), located in Anxi, Fujian Province, China. The tea leaves are hand-picked during the spring season, resulting in a soft and smooth taste on the palate.
Phoenix Oolong Dao Hua Xiang
Dao Hua, in Chinese, means rice flowers. It is a highly favored Phoenix tea in the region of Phoenix Mountain where it is produced. While Mi Lan Xiang provides an identical fruity flavor, Dao Hua Xiang offers a refreshing floral aroma.
Dao Hua Xiang, which literally translates to "Rice Flower Scent," may be a lesser-known name in Japan and Malaysia, but it holds great popularity among the locals in Phoenix Town as a type of Phoenix tea.
The tea leaves for this variety are harvested from the renowned Wu Dong Mountain of Phoenix.
To preserve its delightful floral note, this tea is lightly baked at a low temperature. It leaves a long-lasting, sweetish finish that lingers down the throat.
Phoenix Oolong Mi Lan Nong Xiang
This is the style of Mi Lan Xiang highly favored by tea connoisseurs in Chaozhou, the central hub of famous Phoenix Oolong production.
Traditionally, regular Mi Lan Xiang is baked once for approximately 6-7 hours using charcoal fire to preserve its refreshing fruity flavor. On the other hand, the "Nong Xiang type" undergoes a double baking process with charcoal fire to enhance the matured and ripened fruity notes. The result is a thick, yellow-orange liquor, exuding an unmistakable fruity aroma reminiscent of dried longan or figs, with undertones of ripe lychee or mangoes. This tea enjoys immense popularity in Chaozhou, especially during colder seasons, as its rich drinking sensation warms the body. Additionally, it pairs wonderfully with savory food.
Black Tie Guan Yin
The Black Tie Guan Yin is derived from the traditional Tie Guan Yin tea. Its uniqueness lies in the deep-baking process until the leaves turn black. However, this baking method is not as simple as it sounds. The tea undergoes multiple stages of baking at different temperatures. Thanks to this special technique, the tea develops a very distinctive flavor, with hints of dried fruit and caramel notes.
The tea garden is situated at an elevation of over 1000 meters. The high mountain climate imparts a robust aftertaste to the tea.
With just 1 teaspoon of tea (about 5g), you can brew up to 1 liter of tea. This tea is particularly enjoyable when brewed with cold water. Additionally, it pairs well with milk. By adding some brown sugar, you can create a delightful cup of milk tea right at home.