Snowfield Oolong
Snowfield Oolong
Snowfield Oolong
Snowfield Oolong

Snowfield Oolong


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Seven years from seed to cup, this exquisite, lightly oxidized oolong is grown in Western China using the famous Green Heart cultivar from Taiwan. Notes of lilac, condensed milk and pineapple give you a rare taste of modern Chinese teamaking at its finest.

Tasting Notes:

Lilac, condensed milk, pineapple 

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Jennifer L.
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A new favorite

I love oolong teas, and Snowfield is a delight to drink with its hint of pineapple.

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Robust and flavorful

I brew the leaves a second time, and enjoy two pots of tea from the leaves.

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Oolong At It’s Best

This is a wonderful Oolong! A gentle green tea flavor, with an earthy undertone that is in the oddest way, reminiscent of condensed milk (or malt). It also has a clean finish and is very pleasing to drink. In serving it to my “Oolong addicted” in-laws, I can say it passed with flying colors, however 1 of the 5 did wish I’d steeped it longer. I steeped it per the Smith Tea guidelines and I liked that the gentle flavor did not become bitter on the subsequent 2nd & 3rd steeps, as I find many oolongs do. Snowfield Oolong is oolong at it’s best!


Full leaf Chinese oolong tea from the Yunnan Province. 

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Reserve No. 32: There’s a saying, “A good winter with snow makes all the plants grow.” 


For Western brewing, this tea can be brewed for single infusions using 1 rounded tsp (3 grams) of tea per 8 ounces of 190 degree water and steeped for five minutes.


For gaiwan brewing, place 7 grams of tea leaves into 150 ml (5 ounce) gaiwan. Bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Add enough water to cover the leaves and discard water after five seconds, this is to rinse the tea leaves. Fill your gaiwan to the top and let the leaves steep for 10-20 seconds. Set the strainer on top of the decanter and pour the tea out of the gaiwan with the lid slightly askew, without allowing the tea leaves to escape. Serve into small cups and repeat this process at least 4-5 times and notice how the tea leaves change in flavor over each infusion. Learn more about gaiwan service here.

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Snowfield Oolong

Full Leaf Semi-Oxidized Oolong Tea

As you steep the ball rolled leaves of this Snowfield oolong, watch them unfurl dramatically to offer a rare taste of modern teamaking at its finest. These are leaves of the famous Taiwanese cultivar Qingxin (Green Heart) which have been grown high in a garden in Yunnan at the western edge of China. They have been picked in a traditional high mountain style that allows for a full growth cycle before plucking, then very lightly oxidized, rolled and dried using authentic Taiwanese equipment. The result is a truly thrilling oolong, proving once again that China's most venerable tea tradition is the endless thirst for new tastes.

Yunnan Province

Yunnan, which translates to "South Cloud" is a province jammed into the southwestern most part of China. Not only does it share international borders with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam, but there is a constant cultural exchange in these border regions, which is distinct from the rest of mainland China. Tea was first cultivated in this region thousands of years ago and it still produces some pretty amazing teas.