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Luye Red Oolong

Luye Red Oolong

Regular price $4.25

Luye Red Oolong 


A heavily oxidized tea from Taidong, this Red Oolong is a real treat.  Rich, sweet rose and other floral flavors pour out of its earthy red tones. Please keep in mind that this tea is not roasted! The flavor and color comes from a longer oxidization process than most other oolongs. The perfect mix of black and oolong teas!

Elevation: 300m

Status: Certified Organic

Cultivar: Big Leaf Oolong

Oxidization: 80%

Season: Spring 2021

Method: Hand picked, processed on site, very small batch

Region: Luye, Taidong

Recommend Brewing Style:

Gong Fu Style: 3-5g per 100ml, ~100C water, 30, 45, 60 then add 5-10 seconds steeps in gaiwan. Lasts 5-6 steeps.

Western Style: 3g per 100ml, ~100c water for 3 minutes. Lasts 2-3 steeps.



Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
amy wright
Excellent tea, speedy inexpensive delivery

Red oolong is something new for me, had never heard of it until recently when I was reading some random article about woman-owned tea farms). This tea is good. Like a sophisticated lizhihong if that means anything to you. Great discovery.


fantastically floral. thank you matt for bringing these more obscure teas to the table!

Nell R.
A New Fave

Sweet Rose and Honey, it was love at first sip. It has become my go-to tea each night, and I'm ordering me another bag!

Fabio Crespi
A must have.

Roasty with some earthern notes supplemented by a floral almost honey-like sweetness. Easy to drink but makes you come back for more. Works great both for western brewing and in a gaiwan. Stands up quite well to multiple infusions without getting bitter at all.

Really a great one!

This tea was surprising in how clean and crisp it is for an oolong verging on a black tea. When putting the leaves in a warm gaiwan, could have sworn it was roasted from the heavy oxidation. The earthiness was light, worked well as subsequent infusions had different flavors develop, all with a beautiful rose floral note which tied everything together. Got seven infusions and could have kept going with it, no bitterness at all. A unique and excellent one which will be on my next order for sure.