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At Oolong Garden, you can not only shop oolong tea of different roasting and fermentation levels. You can also know how these oolong tea are produced and how they taste, thus finding the exact oolong tea most suitable to your personal preferences and tastes.

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Shopping Guides for Oolong Tea Beginners

For customers who have never tried Oolong tea, you can choose products based on the fermentation level and roasting Level. They are the two most important factors that determine how Oolong Tea taste like. Here roasting levels of Oolong tea is determined by how long and at what temperature the tea leaves are roasted. The fermentation level means the oxidation levels the tea leaves are exposed to oxygen after broken or bruised. 

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Learn Lightly Fermented Oolong Tea

Light fermentation means the oolong tea leaves are oxidized just slightly, generally between 10% to 20%, preserving more of the green tea characteristics.

  • Appearance: These oolong teas maintain a brighter green color in their leaves and produce a lighter yellow or pale golden brew.
  • Flavor: Known for delicate floral aromas, with nuances of fresh vegetation and a subtle natural sweetness.
  • Suitable for: Those new to Oolong teas or who prefer the lighter, more refreshing notes found in green teas.
  • Additions: Enhance the natural floral notes with a slice of lemon or a few osmanthus flowers. A bit of honey can subtly sweeten the tea without overpowering its delicate flavors.
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Features of Medium Fermented Oolong

Medium fermentation of oolong tea involves oxidizing the tea leaves between approximately 20% to 50%, creating a balance between green and black tea properties.

  • Appearance: Leaves range from deep green to golden brown, with the tea itself exhibiting a radiant golden to amber color.
  • Flavor: A harmonious mix of light floral characteristics with emerging fruity or honey-like notes, providing a fuller body than lightly fermented teas.
  • Suitable for: A versatile choice that appeals to a broad audience, it’s a go-to for regular tea drinkers exploring beyond basic green and black teas.
  • Additions: Complement the balanced nature with slices of peach or a sprinkle of dried rose petals, which add a soft, aromatic complexity. Sweeten with a touch of maple syrup to highlight the tea’s fruity undertones
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Learn Heavily Fermented Oolong

Heavily fermented Oolong teas undergo extensive oxidation, around 50% to 70%, nearing the depth of flavor found in black teas.

  • Appearance: The leaves of heavily fermented oolong tea are usually a dark brown, and the liquor is a deep amber to rich orange, full of vibrancy.
  • Flavor: Rich and full-bodied with pronounced notes of ripe fruits, dark honey, and sometimes a smoky or woody undertone, with a lasting finish.
  • Suitable for: Tea enthusiasts with a preference for bold flavors and an appreciation for the complexity akin to fine wines or dark roasts.
  • Additions: Pair with stronger flavors such as ginger or a dash of cinnamon to match the tea’s robust profile. Adding a slice of dried orange peel can enhance the deep, rich flavors, and a spoonful of brown sugar or honey can smooth out the intense notes. You can also add milk to enhance smoothness and depth.
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Learn Lightly Roasted Oolong Tea

Lightly roasted Oolong teas experience a short roasting time or a lower temperature, which minimally alters their green, fresh state. The process enhances the oolong tea’s inherent qualities without adding a strong roasted flavor.

  • Appearance: The leaves are a vibrant green or light brown, and the infusion is usually a pale yellow to light amber color, often vibrant and clear.
  • Flavor: These lightly roasted oolong teas retain a fresh, floral aroma with delicate vegetal notes and a hint of fruitiness, with very subtle toasted hints if at all.
  • Suitable for: Ideal for those who enjoy the bright and natural flavors of the tea leaf, similar to what one might find in green teas.
  • Addition: Enhanced with lemon or peach for a fruity touch, or osmanthus for a floral note, sweetened lightly with honey

Learn Medium Roasted Oolong Tea

Medium roasted Oolong Teas are subjected to a moderate level of heat, which imparts a deeper toastiness than light roasting, while still preserving many of the tea’s original flavors.

  • Appearance: The color of the medium roasted oolong tea leaves darkens to a warm golden-brown, and the tea itself often shows a rich amber hue.
  • Flavor: These teas strike a balance between the freshness of lesser-roasted Oolongs and the deeper flavors of darker roasts, offering a rounded, sometimes fruity or honeyed taste with mellow toasty notes.
  • Suitable for: A good middle-ground option for those exploring the depth of Oolong teas, suitable for a wide range of tea drinkers.
  • Addition: Complement with mango or grape to balance the roast, or rose petals for a floral infusion, sweetened with maple syrup.

Learn Heavily Roasted Oolong Tea

Heavily roasted Oolongs undergo an extended period of roasting at higher temperatures, which significantly changes the profile of the tea to one that emphasizes the roast over the leaf.

  • Appearance: The leaves are a rich brown or almost black, and the infusion can be a dark amber to a deeper brown.
  • Flavor: Characterized by pronounced roasted flavors, these heavily roasted oolong teas can have notes of caramel, toasted nuts, and even a slight smokiness, often with a complex and enduring finish.
  • Suitable for: Perfect for those who appreciate bold, warming flavors and may already enjoy the richness of black coffees or dark chocolate.
  • Pairing: Best Paired with ginger or cinnamon for warmth, dried goji berries for a fruity flavor, and a bit of brown sugar for sweetness. You can also add milk to get a smoother and deeper tea experience

Four Major Harvest Regions of Oolong Tea

Anxi Oolong Tea

Anxi in Fujian is celebrated for its floral oolong tea. Its high altitudes and specific soil conditions enhance the tea’s sweet, lingering flavors, shaped by traditional rolling and roasting techniques.

Wuyi Oolong Tea

The Wuyi Mountains in Fujian produce the distinct “Rock Tea,” with a robust body and a smooth, sweet aftertaste. The mineral-rich soil and traditional long roasting process enrich its complex profile.

Dancong Oolong

Guangdong’s Dan Cong Oolong teas from Phoenix Mountain are known for mimicking flavors like orchid and almond. Each unique batch reflects the artisanal oxidation and roasting techniques that intensify its aromatics.

Taiwan Oolong

Taiwanese Oolongs offer a spectrum from light, floral oolong teas to deeply roasted varieties. The diverse microclimates and advanced production techniques ensure a refined array of flavors

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Find Oolong Milk Tea

Flavoured Oolong Milk Tea are those oolong teas that have been infused with natural ingredients, such as coconut or mango, to enhance its taste and aroma and make them extremely suitable to add milk additions, creating a unique blend beyond the traditional oolong profile. Shop more Oolong Milk Tea.

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