Originally invented in China and then perfected in Taiwan, this revered type of tea has only recently been produced in India and Nepal—it’s one of the rarest types of teas from the Indian subcontinent. Loose-leaf oolong tea is distinguished from others by the way in which it’s carefully crafted. During the rolling stage, oolongs are compressed into tight balls, which unfurl before being rolled once again. Our teamakers repeat this process until they reach the desired flavor profile. From milky and floral sweet to woodsy and toasty, this sought-after tea is a must-have in your pantry. With all oolong teas, we recommend re-steeping the same leaves multiple times to allow these complex teas to release their compounds in smooth, layered infusions. Shop our varieties to discover rare loose-leaf oolong teas you won’t find anywhere else!