• pouchong oolong

    • chaya teahouse formosa oolong tea:- pouchong oolong
    • A light, sweet, refreshing Wenshan oolong, it slows and gently soothes as it delights you with its floral aroma



    With a delicate, orchid aroma, light yellow liquor and an almost sugar-cane sweetness, it is very pleasing and refreshing even on the hottest summer afternoon. It can be brewed at quite a low temperature too.


    Grown on Wen Shan (Wen Mountain) on the northern tip of Taiwan, Formosa Pouchong is only about 9% oxidised but, unusually for a ‘light oxidation’ oolong it is not formed as dense, rolled nuggets but as long, twisted, dark emerald strands. It was traditionally, very skilfully, wrapped in little cube-shaped boxes, hence the name Pouchong, a phonetic translation of BaoZhong (包种, ‘wrapped variety’).


    Our Taiwan tea master continues the art and tradition of his tea-making family, which brought its skills from Fujian on China’s mainland four generations ago. He likens sipping Pouchong to watching slow ripples on on a pond or listening to the elegant plucking of the harp-like Qin. It is an experience to be savoured.


    Our artisan tea is made with utmost care. To retain its pure, fresh qualities, brew with soft water and store in a dry, air-tight and light-proof container (in a fridge preferably) for 6 months


    This tea is supplied in a zip-loc foil pack to prolong its fresh flavour, within a beautiful paper wrap hand-stamped with an extract from the 8th century tea classic Cha Jing.

    put the kettle on...

    brewing pouchong oolong