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Tea Buyers Guide - Part 4Tea Buyers Quick Guide 2018 - Oolong Tea

 

Continuing our buying guide, we will now take a look at Oolong Tea. Oolong teas are arguably the most complex type of tea.

Oolongs tea are generally oxidised to somewhere between 10 and 80% meaning there is huge scope in variety, and consequently flavour. For many, this is part of the attraction of course! Exploring Oolong Teas is a lot of fun, and there are so many unique flavours to experience. Whether you are looking for a delicate Greenish tea or a deeper almost Black Tea – there is surely an Oolong Tea for everyone!

We will again start by highlighting a few notable values of Oolong Teas, then suggest a few teas with very different flavour profiles. We’ll begin by considering what all Oolong Teas do have in common.

Caffeine – Yes

Flavour – Very varied – from light & sweet to deep & nutty.

Oxidised – Yes

Brewing – Approx 85c for 2-3 minutes

Milk – Not recommended

Here are five great Oolong Teas with very different flavour profiles. How do you like yours?

Formosa Oolong – An entry level Taiwan Oolong. Deep, earthy, woody and nutty flavours.

Milky Oolong – Very delicate, light, sweet and vanilla flavours

Ti Quan Yin – Bright and refreshing. Delicate hints of citrus and caramel

Tung Ting Jade Oolong – A very Green Oolong. Notable for hints of butter and vanilla.

Ecclefechan Oolong – Unique Scottish Oolong. Floral and vanilla notes complemented by slightly vegetal flavours.

 

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