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 (Dark Goddess), and a greener, rolled-ball style (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. Shop our selection of loose leaf oolong teas and gifts below.
Satemwa Estate in Malawi Africa is one of our featured non-traditional regions for tea production. Their care in picking and producing fine teas has been evident year over year. This is one of their unique offerings- an oolong tea. The production...
Tropical Passion Oolong Tea 1oz
Let this oolong tea transport you to a warm breezy tropical beach. A lightly oxidized oolong is complemented with tropical fruit, and a hint of sweetness. This blend makes an unusual and relaxing iced tea! Insider Tip: This is a rolled oolong. Try...
Da Hong Pao Wuyi Rock Oolong Tea
A deservedly famous and sought after Chinese Oolong tea. The name translates to Big Red Robe. This oolong is only produced in the Wuyi mountain area of Fujian province China. This oolong is best prepared Gong Fu style. You will experience intense...
Scholar Mountain Oolong Tea
New to Oolong teas, or looking for a tea to enjoy every day? Scholar Mountain oolong might be just the perfect selection for you. This is representative of the style of tea from Southern Fujian China. It has been oxidized to about 35% so it will also...
Hairy Crab Oolong Tea 1oz
This oolong has an interesting name, but an even more interesting flavor. A great example of a lightly oxidized oolong showing floral notes. Since it is so lightly oxidized, it is not far from a green tea in character. Insider Tip: This is best...
Fern Stream Taiwan Oolong Tea 1oz
This oolong from Taiwan has a complex array of flavors through each infusion. It is a great example of the roasting skills shown by the teamaker. Careful oxidation is evident in the infused leaf. Insider Tip: This is best enjoyed GongFu Style, or...
Song Imperial Single Trunk Oolong Tea 1oz
This tea plant has been cultivated to grow into a tall tree shape. The best leaves must be harvested from the top of the plant to yield layers of complex flavors. There are many steps required by an experienced tea maker to produce such an exceptional...
Tung Ting Oolong Tea 1oz
From the central mountains of Taiwan, this oolong is partially oxidized to give a full floral taste. Tightly rolled, you will enjoy several infusions. Insider Tip: Try this alongside Tung Ting Charcoal Roasted to taste the different just one step in...
Tung Ting Charcoal Roasted Oolong Tea 1oz
Our traditional oolong is given to an artisan and is roasted using fruitwood to yield a caramelized sweetness. A rare find indeed! Insider Tip: Try this alongside Tung Ting to taste the different just one step in processing can make! Caffeine...
Ti Kuan Yin Oolong Tea 1oz
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...
Taiwan True Creme Golden Buds Oolong
Surprisingly, this handmade oolong tea has no added flavors - it is the result of great care, skill, and just the right growing and processing conditions. Insider Tip: This is among our least oxidized oolongs, so if you enjoy this one, try our Ti Kuan...
Strawberry-Goji Oolong Tea 1oz
A first at The Tea Smith! We are picky about our oolong, so we shy away from flavored ones. However, we found this Strawberry-Goji Oolong to be so delightful, we had to share it with you! Insider Tip: This is a rolled oolong. Try it at different...
Shui Hsein Oolong Tea 1oz
Roughly translated as Narcissus or Water Sprite, this longleaf beauty comes to us from the famous Fujian province of China. The liquor is beautiful light amber in the cup. This tea is oxidized a bit more than others and imparts a slight roast along with...
Monkey Picked Ti Kuan Yin Oolong Tea 1oz
Though it makes for a wonderful story, monkeys did not climb into the trees to pick this tea. That does not take away from the special care taken in plucking the leaves and making the tea. It is a traditional Ti Kuan Yin, medium roasted oolong that...
Milk Oolong Tea 1oz
The flavor of this smooth floral tea from the mountains of the Fujian province is enhanced with the flavor of milk. Relax and enjoy the interplay of flavors and textures unique to this blend. Insider Tip: This oolong is another that is ideal for...
Jade Oolong Tea 1oz
This tea lives in two worlds. Its short oxidation period means that it retains some green tea flavor, but it has a Taiwan oolong's solid, appealing lilac aroma. Insider Tip: This is among our least oxidized oolongs, so if you enjoy this one, try our...
Ginseng Oolong Tea 1oz
We first discovered this classic oolong at a Gong Fu Chinese tea ceremony. This particular tea is a special find, as it is crafted with Ti Kuan Yin for a special flavor. The ginseng and tea are nicely balanced and will develop well over multiple...
Discover Oolong Tea Sampler
Oolongs are a special gift any time of the year. This is a gift that is meant to be shared as you discover the flavors of Tung Ting Roasted, Ti Kuan Yin, Monkey Picked, Shui Hsein and a light Jade Oolong.