Oolong Tea

This family of tea is classified between black and green. The various intensities of fragrances are determined by the different levels of oxidation that occur in the tea leaves. With its diverse array of aromas, oolong offers the most variety of any tea.


Da Yu Ling Imperial


Brewing guidelines:

4-5 grams at a time; infuse at 98C (208F) for at least 20 seconds; gradually increase steeping time for subsequent infusions.


Da Yu Ling oolong tea originates in the growing region of Taichung County in Taiwan. The tea gardens here are more than 2,400m above sea level. Consequently, the leaves grow slowly, producing smooth and thick tea leaves. This particular tea can be found on Mount Li, also known as Li Shan or Pear Mountain. It is typically harvested each spring and fall. Because of its scarcity, Da Yu Ling tea is always in limited supply, but a search for this rare variety is well worth the effort. Each steeping releases a taste that is rich and smooth with a touch of orchid.

  • Location:
  • Harvest time: Spring
  • Picking standard: One bud with two to three leaves
  • Shape:Large green leaves, lightly twisted
  • Dried tea color: Intense, shining
  • Composition:
  • Aroma: Fresh and bright with strong essence of the mountain
  • Tea soup color: Light, clear green
  • Taste: Floral, including a unique cinnamon orange tea
  • Brewing vessel: Gong fu style recommended

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