Taiwanese Sunset Oolong
Taiwanese Sunset Oolong
Taiwanese Sunset Oolong
Taiwanese Sunset Oolong

Taiwanese Sunset Oolong Loose Leaf Oolong Tea

9 reviews
Regular price £22.99
(31p per cup)

431 in stock

A rich, highly roasted oolong loose leaf tea from the Eastern Rift Mountains of Taiwan.

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DZ
02 February 2024
Dan Z.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

The oolong of choice for lovers of dark, deep tea

I have a love/hate relationship with oolong - some are the best teas I’ve had; others I can’t abide by. As someone who prefers fresh, grassy teas, this oolong didn’t quite deliver - it has a deeper, darker flavor and brews quite quickly. However, if you err on the side of a quick brew, this tea really delivers. Beautiful fragrance and gentle sweetness.

ST
25 January 2024
Susanne T.
Germany Germany

Wonderful Tea

My first cup of Oolong tea I had many many years ago at a Chinese Restaurant in San Francisco. This was such an unforgettable experience, it tasted incredibly wonderful and very much like Rare Sunset Oolong. I became an Oolong addict instantly. In Europe it is hard these days to find Taiwanese tea in such exquisite quality. The carefully crafted leaves are so beautiful, and when they have opened in the hot water, a symphony of lovely fruity, flowery and slightly roasty flavours make me happy. A perfect cup of tea for a perfect day.

C
18 July 2023
Charles
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Delicious Oolong

I’ve spent literally hundreds buying Chinese roasted Oolongs from different suppliers in the Uk without any wow factor success but this Taiwanese one is spot on the money. Thank you for making it all worthwhile !

WB
08 November 2022
william B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pretty much perfect

This oolong is my favourite tea. Lovely sweet quality. Perfect at any time of day and the flavour lasts and developed through more than six washes

PW
30 October 2022
Patrick W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Authentic and enjoyable

This is premier oolong tea that your don't normally see outside Taiwan. Fresh and delicate with layers of flavours.

Tasting Notes

Smooth with a woody nuttiness and notes of cherry and sweet fruit. Full bodied and complex while maintaining the brightness and soft tannins of a Spring tea.

Quantity

Use 2 - 4g of tea per 150ml of water.

Temperature

For the optimum infusion wash the leaf with 100°C (212°F) water, then use the same (slightly cooled) water to infuse.

Time

Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.

Infusions

You can infuse this tea at least three times.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

31p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 3 infusions.

A gaiwan is the ultimate way to enjoy your oolong tea. Used in China since the Ming dynasty (over 900 years ago), gaiwans are unassuming but beautifully functional teapots that can be used to explore tea to its fullest – the following method can be used to make up to six infusions.

Start with 4-6g of oolong tea and pop it in the gaiwan teapot. Boil a kettle to 100°C/212°F, then pour an inch of the water on the leaf for a few seconds, then discard this liquid. This "wash" softens the rolled leaf and allows the water to penetrate.

Next, fill the gaiwan with hot water to just below the rim, infuse for 5-10 seconds and strain completely into your cup or a jug. There's no need to reheat the water as you go, because the softened leaves will require lower temperatures to release their flavours - but you will need to extend the time to 10-20 seconds for later steeps. We recommend at least six infusions to allow the leaf to completely open out and reveal all its beauty.

For a more comprehensive guide to using a gaiwan see our full guide here.

Here is a short video demonstrating how to get the most out of your precious oolong leaves with a gaiwan:

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