Wuyi Oolong (oolong tea)

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Wuyi Oolong

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  • 0.4 oz Sample $3.95
  • 2.0 oz Pouch $15.95
  • 1.0 lb Pouch $79.95
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Wuyi Qilan Rock Tea.

This beautiful oolong from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fuijan Province, China, consists of medium oxidized, unrolled amber brown leaf with greenish highlights.

A sophisticated dark amber liquor reveals hints of raisins and toasted almonds. Bold, complex, woody, evocative. A simply outstanding tea. 2017 Lot.

Also known as wu-long - the real thing! Highest grade.

2.0 oz Pouch $15.95- 28 Servings - 48¢ per cup

Other names: Qilan Oolong, Wu-Long, Wuyi Rock Oolong.

Customer Reviews

  1. June 19, 2011 Review by Joe P.

    I received a sample of this in search of a Wuyi to come close to replace another Wuyi I have become quite fond of (Roi Gui) that I am no longer able to get until the 2011 crop comes in.

    While the flavor profile of this is quite different, I have become quite fond of this and seem to smile each time I have some. There is a hint of raisins, deep stone fruit, roasted barley and scotch undertones. I love this tea. It ices great and is one of my new favorites.

  2. March 30, 2011 Review by Jeffery M.

    While I am not giving this tea a full, five stars, it is not because I don't believe it was worth every penny, nor that it is disappointing in any way. No, this tea is one of the best Wuyi Oolongs I've tried. But there are some slightly better samplings available. I actually happen to like the very similar Shui Xian a bit better.

    I was actually looking for the ever mysterious Da Hong Pao, which is my very favorite tea, and was told this was either the same tea misnamed, or the closest Zhi carries to it. And it sure comes from the same family at least, and didn't disappoint, but it is not up to some of the pricier Da Hong Pao in terms of complexity.

    A great everyday Oolong, and an excellent Wuyi tea, I would recommend this to anyone who loves Wuyi teas!

  3. January 11, 2011 Review by Spectacular Oolong

    Full flavored oolong. Very easy to drink. I can steep it easily three times without losing any flavor.
    I have tried several Wuyi Oolong teas and this is my favorite and is very reasonably priced. I also got my tea in Maryland in three days from when I ordered it! Now that is awesome. Thank you Zhi tea. I have told all my tea loving friends about you guys.

  4. August 19, 2010 Review by Lucinda

    This is my new favorite oolong, by far and away. Wuyi by any other name is simply the easiest and most satisfying oolong to drink. Love, love, love it. Totally addicted. I guess I love it in part because it is hearty but smooooth. I agree with the other gals there is a cheerios thing going on, in a good way! Love the Wuyi! Woo-Yee!

  5. October 24, 2009 Review by Heather

    Honestly, it's hard to beat this Oolong. I drink my weight in Oolong every day, I've tried nearly every Zhi Tea offering, and I keep coming back to this one. Its nutty, toasted, cheerios-in-a-mug flavor never gets old.

  6. May 28, 2009 Review by Jacob W.

    Fantastic toasty oolong. Like cheerios in a cup, but better for you!

  7. May 25, 2009 Review by Margret

    A loose leaf oolong tea! An organic one to boot. Very nice. Full flavored and yet mild too.

  8. April 24, 2009 Review by Amber

    After getting totally ripped off by the fake wuyi crap out there, I have finally found what I am looking for. A full leaf rock tea from the Wu Yi Mountains in China. TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY AWESOME.

  9. April 5, 2009 Review by Sharleen F

    I liked the 2007 better. It had more comlexity and smokiness. But this is still quite good.

  10. February 14, 2009 Review by Jeffrey M.

    Better than the millions of crappy imposters. Definitely the real deal.

  11. February 4, 2009 Review by Felicia

    I am happy wit this tea, if not overjoyed.

  12. November 4, 2008 Review by helen


  13. October 11, 2008 Review by Britney

    Another great, high quality offering from Zhi Tea/

  14. August 18, 2008 Review by annabelle j.

    not my fave oolong, but I still drink it occasionally

  15. July 20, 2008 Review by Elisa

    Polyphenol rich tea. I find this tea very nourishing and healthy feeling. Amazing to find an orgasnic version of this famous tea.

  16. June 24, 2008 Review by adam


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  18. May 15, 2008 Review by Patsy K.


  19. April 5, 2008 Review by June

    Postiviely delicious.

  20. March 29, 2008 Review by Jackie

    averag or slightly above

  21. March 24, 2008 Review by Laura H

    I am totally addicted to Zhi's Wuyi

  22. March 8, 2008 Review by lauren

    Very, very good oolong tea.

  23. March 5, 2008 Review by Jennifer

    I also bought this a weight loss tea, my naturopath suggested it. I was skeptical. I thought it would taste like dirt (it doesn't) and I thought it wouldn't do anything (wrong!). It tastes so good, I drink it all day long. I have less of an appetite and I have lost 7 pounds in a month. Of course, I have been excercising (a bit), and eating write (mostly). Whatever, I feel this tea is helping and it got me off of diet cokes!!

  24. March 5, 2008 Review by Jason

    I lkiek black tea better.

  25. February 16, 2008 Review by Kimberly

    Wonderfully rich and aromatic oolong.

  26. January 29, 2008 Review by Edith

    We love this tea here in Amherst.

  27. January 22, 2008 Review by marcie grace

    Didn't help me loose weight, but tastes nice and is easy to drink. My sugar cravings are way down, though.

  28. January 19, 2008 Review by jean

    Fantastic tea.

  29. November 18, 2007 Review by Jamie F.

    Somewhere between green and black lies this mysterious dark oolong. It has such a toasted flavor that lingers on the tongue. GREAT TEA!! THANKS!!

  30. November 14, 2007 Review by C. Hoffer

    A classic wuyi rock tea from Zhi. Great flavor and it is organic.

  31. November 2, 2007 Review by Maryellen

    I had to add sugar, defeating the purpose.

  32. November 1, 2007 Review by Tina F.


  33. October 10, 2007 Review by Steven

    Bought this as part of my health regiment. I drink it because it tastes wonderful. 2-4 cups a day, at least for a month now.

  34. September 30, 2007 Review by ericka


  35. September 2, 2007 Review by Jesse

    Good tea

  36. August 8, 2007 Review by Lilian


Water: 200°F | Leaves: 1 Tbsp per 12 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes

Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t overboil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be resteeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Polyphenol in oolong tea is effective in controlling weight. It activates the enzyme that is responsible for dissolving triglycerides. Studies have confirmed that a 2-3 cup per day intake of oolong tea contributes to enhancing the function of fat metabolism and controlling obesity.
The history of tea in China is long and complex. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their status, and the common people simply enjoyed its flavor.

Tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. It is said that the emperor liked his drinking water boiled before he drank it so it would be clean, so that is what his servants did. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant began boiling water for him to drink, and a dead leaf from the wild tea bush fell into the water. It turned a brownish color, but it was unnoticed and presented to the emperor anyway. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing, and cha (tea) was born.

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