Further oxidized than the Jade Oolong, this Ti Kuan Yin has a more steely-colored dry leaf. As it unfurls, the evidence of oxidation is visible on the leaf edge. Highly-prized for its flavor and longevity, Ti Kuan Yin will yield four or more infusions.
Insider Tip: Several of our oolongs are made from this varietal - our Ginseng and Monkey Picked, to name a few. Try a few together to taste the artistry and difference.
Caffeine Level: Medium.
Oolong teas are commonly known as partially oxidized because the oxidation allowed in processing varies between that of a green tea and that of a black. Varying between 30-70% oxidation, oolongs are produced into two main varieties: a darker, open-leafed style (such as our Dark Goddess), and a greener, rolled-ball style (such as our Jade Oolong). Darker oolongs tend to have a soft, fruity character with undertones of stone fruit. Greener oolongs offer a more green infusion with a more floral character.