Opium Hill

A Oolong Tea from


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Calculated from 5 Ratings
Tea type
Oolong Tea
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Typical Preparation
Set water temperature to 190 °F / 87 °C
Steep for 4 min, 0 sec
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4 Tasting Notes View all

“So, now that I’m out of this tea, does that mean I’m going to go through withdrawal? (Ha! I’m so funny!)” Read full tasting note
“Just discovered this in my cupboard. Although the tea is quite old – more than a year old, in fact – the tin was just good enough, and some of the original scent is still there. Gave it a really...” Read full tasting note
“I waited a year and a half to taste this tea. I stopped buying tea for three months so that I could get a cup when I as in Paris. It was all worth it. The aroma itself was worth it.” Read full tasting note


As soft as Thai silk. On the summits of misty slopes formerly devoted to growing poppies, this opium-producing land now yields a partially oxidised tea (15%) composed solely of young, tender leaves. Its frank, pale jade liquor, similar to a budding white peony, has a sappy freshness. The opium of tea!

Amount of tea leaves: 2.5g
Best water temperature: 95 °C
Infusion time: 5-7 min

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