The lines between what constitutes a black tea and a dark oolong tea are blurry - but they fall into a category of quite heavily oxidised teas. If you do enjoy darker teas, or are curious about what's over there on the dark side, here is a selection of some of our most special black and dark oolong teas.
This 60g Sampler Pack contains 15g each of:
Black Pearls - a fruity, aromatic dark tea with obvious notes of burnt sugar and caramel.
Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) - a dark oolong from the famous Wuyi Shan in China where tea trees grow out of the sheer rocky cliffs, this tea has a rich, full flavour, is malty with notes of cocoa.
Alishan Black Oolong - a Taiwanese high mountain delight - it is delicate and refreshing, its fruity, grapey aroma and flavour making it reminiscent of a light red wine.
Red Water (Hong Shui) - this is a very special handcrafted tea. It is heavily oxidised and unroasted. It has a smooth and well-balanced sweet flavour of baked fruit, with hints of plum.