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Red Oolong

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 200°F
  • Timer 3-4 Min

Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 200°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 3-4 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 3-4 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Other Brewing Suggestions

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Price: $7.00

Free Sample (one total per month)
4oz(20% off)$22.40
8oz(35% off)$36.40
16oz(45% off)$61.60
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Gift Tin w/ Label$4.00Holds approx. 4oz. of this tea.
Extra Label$.50For your own tin (3.75" x 2.4")
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Red Oolong has a medium roast giving it its chocolaty and fruity aroma and its sweet taste.

Red oolong is a variety unique to the southeastern county of Taitung, home to one of the youngest tea-making regions in Taiwan. Red Oolong is considered a "new tea" and its process was born in 2008 by the Tea Research and Extension Station and a small group of farmers in Taiwan. The group was focused on developing a unique, quality tea. Red Oolong's process, allows the tea to be more forgiving of fluctuations in the raw product and a more consistent flavor. Its defining characteristic is its oxidation time, the longest of any oolongs. Red Oolongs are oxidized to 65 to 75%. Just as important as the oxidation level is the roasting time which gives it its roasted chocolaty flavor.

Variatal: Four seasons

Hand-picked, natural farming methods

Elevation: 450 - 500m (1,476 - 1,640ft)


Organic Compliant,


Ming Jian Nantou, Central Taiwan



5 Stars

A unique oolong from Taiwan. Tastes very similar to GABA oolong in my opinion. Taste of stone fruit but can’t decide if more peach or plumb. A nice change from the floral/grassy oolongs I’ve had from Taiwan.


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