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

Taiwanese Sunset Oolong Loose Leaf Oolong Tea

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

670 in stock

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

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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.

CH
07 January 2022
Constance H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

China teas are the best!..

Good!

15 December 2020
United Kingdom United Kingdom

"Sunset Oolong"

5 stars. I get warming notes of chocolate cookies and later honey with some floral notes and muscatel. It is beautifully balanced and leaves you feeling "content". It has been a puzzler to me as to what this tea actually is. However - from what I have found out - its a "Buddha Palm Oolong" - using a Da Ye Zhong cultivar. An unusually big leaf tea. In this case it is grown organically at a low altitude. I have never seen leaves as tightly and neatly rolled as this. It must have taken great skill and experience. Also - the brewed leaves are so convenient and easy to clean away (which is always an added bonus) !

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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