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Darjeeling Oolong

 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2014 

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About Darjeeling Oolong | Best (Top-Rated) Darjeeling Oolong

About Darjeeling Oolong

Big, fuzzy, twisted tea leaves
Tankha, an Oolong
from Simple Leaf Tea
Darjeeling oolong is oolong tea produced in the Darjeeling district of India. Darjeeling oolongs are very diverse and range from almost completely oxidized teas that closely resemble black tea, to less oxidized teas with very light green leaf and liquor. The tradition of oolong production in Darjeeling is young, and although the teas in this category are diverse, no well-defined styles have yet emerged: each Darjeeling oolong must be approached as a unique tea of its own.

Tightly curled, silvery and pale green leaves
Soureni Organic Oolong
from Fresh Darjeeling Tea
Because of their diversity, it's hard to generalize about Darjeeling oolongs, but in many respects, these teas more closely resemble Darjeeling black and green teas than they do Chinese and Taiwanese oolongs. People who enjoy oolongs may want to explore Darjeeling first flush teas as well; these teas have a lighter character and are often said to resemble oolongs, even though they are usually classified as black tea.

Darjeeling oolong is a very recent phenomenon; historically, oolongs were not produced in the area. Although Darjeeling black teas and oolongs from other regions are popular, Darjeeling oolong has yet to achieve widespread recognition or production.

Many Darjeeling oolongs resemble oriental beauty oolong in certain characteristics of their aroma, although not necessarily more than Darjeeling black teas, which also can resemble this tea.

Best Darjeeling Oolong

The notion of the "best" Darjeeling Oolong is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Monks Reserve-Castelton Estate

Brand:Fresh Darjeeling Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
60
3 Ratings
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Makaibari Estate Oolong Tea

Brand:Arbor Teas
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Soureni Organic Oolong

Brand:Fresh Darjeeling Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Ooooh Darjeeling

Brand:Adagio Teas
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

Picture of Monks Reserve-Castelton Estate

Monks Reserve-Castelton Estate

Brand:Fresh Darjeeling Tea
Region:Darjeeling, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
60
3 Ratings

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