Natural Oolong Needles(50g)


Medium-bodied with a rounded texture, our Oolong Needle has a fragrant aroma with a complex taste. With a rich taste, slight bitterness, and a deeper flavour it is left unroasted, one would be able to taste the fresh acidity in every cup. The production of Oolong Needle tea, involves light steaming, rolling, and drying. Compared to traditional Oolong tea, it is uniquely rolled into a needle-shape in the same manner as Japanese Sencha.


Taste: Balanced
Body: Deep-Medium
Texture: Round
Length: Long
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Lightly Steamed, Rolled, Dried


What is Oolong?

Oolong tea is a semi-oxidized tea that is most commonly produced in China and Taiwan. The uniqueness of Oolong tea comes from how the tea is processed. Oolong tea can either be oxidized light, medium, or high. As it falls anywhere between green and black, with oxidation level falling around 20-85%, Oolong tea generally has an extensive variety of flavour profiles. Oolong tea varieties are produced differently. It can be rolled, twisted, or curled into balls, but some are simply rolled as it is. In theory, Oolong tea is twisted and curled into a shape that resembles the Chinese dragon, as Wulong translates in ‘black dragon’.


Farmer Profile

The Obubu Team as a whole are responsible for this Tea with each member caring for the Tea Garden, Harvesting and Processing. This tea comes from the Blue Forest Tea Garden, we initially thought to create an organic garden but to do so we would need to wait three years before being able to apply for Organic Certification. We decided that we would only add the leaf which had grown and been trimmed back into the garden. We would aim to provide an alternative to Organic Tea production for the small scale farmers who aim to create delicious Japanese teas in a sustainable business model and delicious teas. This is an alternative solution to a national and increasingly international problem from the Tea Garden up, forget grass roots, more like tea roots!



Tea Cultivation, Processing and Brewing Guide 

Additional information

Weight 100 g


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