High Mountain Oolong

High Mountain Oolong

Loose Leaf Tea | Oolong

Gao Shan Oolong (High Mountain) is grown on lush tea fields along the steep slopes of Taiwan and China.

$17 USD
Morning Ritual

Morning Ritual

Contemplative

Contemplative

Digestion

Digestion

Blending Notes
  • Aroma

    Golden orchid

  • Palate

    Sophisticated mouthfeel

  • Purpose

    Noble contemplation

Ingredients

Estate high-elevation oolong tea

Medium Caffeine

BLEND NO. 3072

Sustainability

Our loose leaf is packed in tins that are recyclable and can be disposed of in your blue bin. Our tins are also food-safe and can be repurposed for many things including spices and other dried ingredients. Learn More about sustainability at TEALEAVES.

Shipping & Delivery

Our Shipping and Delivery Policies for the US:
Free Standard Shipping on orders over $75.00 to the Contiguous USA. Our Standard Shipping time is 5-10 business days. Our Express Shipping time is 3-5 business days.

Shipping Cut Off Dates:

  • Standard - December 12

  • Express - December 14

Branches bent by the will of the wind. Mysteries abound amongst the mists. What ancient secrets pervade such a space? Only the most adventurous will find out.

About This Blend

In tea vernacular, the specific and unique characteristics of the region (soil, sun, mist, farming techniques, and traditional processes) will give the tea a "sense of place." Akin to 1st growth Bordeaux regions, tea gardens have specific reputations and varietal senses. Our role as blenders is to carefully marry the vagaries of each tea chest and in small batches, meticulously correct "deficiencies" in the terroir of that specific tea harvest by blending it with other varietals.High-elevation (gardens above 1000 m) dramatically affects the character of the tea infusion - the concept of terroir (the "land"). Tea bushes grown in high elevation will have lower yield as the plant grows slowly in more challenging conditions, but as a result, will concentrate the important essential oil and flavour molecules in each leaf. The leaves are smaller and more tender, yielding highly concentrated flavour and fragrance.Just as with green and black teas, oolongs are defined by flushes (1st spring, 2nd summer, and 3rd fall). We typically prefer 1st and 2nd flush oolongs and use 3rd flush oolongs only for higher oxidation blending - a technique employed for blending with darjeelings and other bold, malty teas for custom blends.

MAKE THE PERFECT CUP OF TEA
TEALEAVES

TEALEAVES
1 Tsp

Water

Water
8 oz

Fire

Fire
200°F

Time

Steep
3 Min

Your FAQs, Answered
For High Mountain Oolong

Oolong teas should be steeped for 2-3 minutes at a temperature of 200°F or 93°C.

Unlike other teas, oolong tea can be re-steeped to make multiple cups. With each re-steep, different flavour characteristics emerge that alter the teas natural palate, creating a new tasting experience for you to enjoy. Oolong teas are exquisite to experience in a yixing tea pot.

Oolong tea does contain caffeine. To illustrate, one would need to drink approximately 4 cups of oolong tea to equal the same amount of caffeine as 1 cup of drip coffee.

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