New House Oolong - Half-Oxidized Formosa Tea

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The New House Oolong - Half-Oxidized Formosa Tea

Never had a oolong before? This'll get you started nicely. It's a perfect introductory oolong, and perfect for anyone craving a standard, traditional oolong with no frills, oddities, or bizarreness. It's 50% oxidized and lightly roasted, so it has both the vegetal and roasty qualities of oolongs, and has a mellow presence without any astringency, but with plenty of body. It's a perfect starter, but can be enjoyed by all oolong-lovers.

Brewing Suggestions

  • Use 7g (≈2 tsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz) of water.
  • Use 80°C/175°F water
  • Steep for 3:30, strain leaves, and enjoy!
    • Don't forget to try for multiple infusions! Just add time to each steep.
      • For under 2:00 steep times, add 30 sec.
      • For 2:00 to 4:00, add 1 minute.
      • For over 4:00, add 2 minutes or more.
    • Like milk in your tea? Steep an extra minute!
    • Too strong? Take off a minute, or use 5g of leaf instead!
    • Too light? Kick it up another minute, or use 10g of leaf instead!
    • Wanna do a tea latte?
      • Use 11g (≈1½ tbsp) of leaf per ½ liter (≈17 oz).
      • Steep 2 minutes in ¼ liter (≈8 oz) boiling (100°C/212°C) water
      • Add ¼ liter (≈8 oz) hot milk, steep another 3 minutes.
      • Strain leaves, add sugar if you like (1 tsp usually does it), and enjoy!


  • Taiwanese oolong tea


We are a small independent operation, and as such we operate inside of our retail space, the Phoenix Pearl Tea Tavern in Red Lodge, MT. We bag teas for orders while also serving in-store customers, including making cups of tea, making food, and selling bulk and retail purchases. Our employees work as quickly as they can, but we don't have a warehouse to operate out of with dedicated employees. As such, orders may take anywhere from 1-5 business days to ship. Thank you for understanding.

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  • 5
    Memories of China

    Posted by Logan on 8th Aug 2020

    When I was 18, I visited China from America for my older brother's wedding. While there, we would regularly drink Oolong tea instead of water. Drinking this tea brought all those memories from years ago rushing back to me. This is very pleasant tea, and exactly what I would have expected.; mellow and easy to drink.