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Formosa Jade Oolong

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A high-grown Taiwanese oolong from Bamboo Moutain.

This highly prized Taiwanese tea is the pride of our collection. Named for the beautiful jade green colour of the leaf, high-grown 'jade oolongs' are known for their creamy, almost buttery taste, crafted with supreme skill by artisan tea masters.

We've sourced this particular variety from the township of Zhu Shan (Bamboo Mountain) in Nantou County, Central Taiwan. Nantou is one of the best tea producing areas in Taiwan: each plantation produces its own distinctive style of tea, varying according to the terrain, elevation, and climate conditions.

Grown at high altitudes, our Jade Oolong has a sublimely light, floral quality, very different from roasted 'dark' oolongs. The carefully controlled process of partial oxidation allows the leaves to develop a substantial flavour and a slightly fruity fragrance, while preserving the soft, silky taste and texture.

The tightly rolled tea pearls can be brewed multiple times, unfurling a little more with each infusion. You'll find the huge leaves look spectacular in a glass teapot and it's an ideal tea to try with our Cold Brew bottles.

  • Tea Type

    Oolong Tea

  • Origin


  • Taste Profile

    Floral, Refreshing

  • Tastes like

    Silky smooth, with notes of fragrant peach blossom

  • Food pairing

    With peaches to match the peachy aroma of Formosa Jade Oolong

  • When to drink

    Deliciously refreshing mid-morning

Brew the perfect cup

Add one teaspoon (around 2g) of loose leaf tea per cup and always use freshly drawn and boiled water. Allow to brew for 3-5 minutes according to taste. Best enjoyed without milk.

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* * * * * Light and floral Oolong tea by Richard Thomas on 3rd July 2016

Another special tasting Oolong tea from Whittards. Lighter and more easy on the palate than the Milk Oolong but with a similar floral aroma. Again, you can get several cups from just a small amount of leaves - they uncurl and expand when the hot water is poured on.



Taiwan is home to some of the world’s finest oolongs, from sweet and buttery varieties grown at high altitudes to darkly roasted oolongs with a robust, nutty taste. The Taiwanese tea industry was first established when tea workers from Fujian in China crossed the Taiwanese straits in the mid 17th century, profiting from the soaring altitudes of Northern and Central Taiwan to create some of the world’s most spectacular tea gardens. Unlike the large plantations of China, India and Sri Lanka, these smaller tea gardens tend to be family run, creating tastes unique to the particular terrain.

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The pantone code for the colour ‘Jade Green' is 16-0228, so we've added up 16 and 228 to make the number for this tea, 244.

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