Flavor Profile: dried persimmon, raisins, toasted nuts
Production Area: Mộc Châu, Sơn La, Việt Nam
Harvest: July 2022
Our #1 bestselling tea - and for good reason.
The quality of some Vietnamese oolongs has increased significantly in recent years due to adopting plant cultivars, techniques and expertise from Taiwan. The Red Oolong is a great example of what came out of this collaboration.
Produced on a 33 hectare farm on the rolling Mộc Châu plateau, the Red Oolong has an attractive amber liquor and deep flavors like dried persimmons and freshly roasted nuts. The initial sun-drying process right after harvesting, and extended drying and rolling cycle to tease out the tea's flavors are one of the many factors that make this tea special. We're not surprised that the Red Oolong is one of our bestsellers!
How to Prepare
Amount of Tea: 5 g / 2 tsp
Volume of Water: ~118 ml / 4 oz
Water Temperature: 205°F / ~96°C
Brewing Time: ~1 min
I first tried the tea at a Chinatown event for Lunar New Year and it was so good that I bought it later. The tea is really good with pastries, and I find that it gets more fragrant as it sits.
This tea is the best. It's the cozy midday treat I've been looking for. Negligible caffeine. The taste is rounded yet the nutty notes give it some lovely complexity. 5 stars. No notes. Treat yourself.
Has such a unique flavor that everyone I've introduced it to loves - nutty and rich and not too caffeinated so I can have a few cups!
This has a very smooth, almost nutty flavor. It reminds me of Red Assam teas from Taiwan that I have also enjoyed. It's perfect for the middle of the day.