Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong
Rare Pipachá Oolong

Rare Pipachá Oolong Loose Leaf Oolong Tea

6 reviews
Regular price $23.49
(52¢ per cup)

47 in stock

A Chinese Oolong loose leaf tea from Fujian - matured in port wine barrels in Porto, Portugal to produce a truly extraordinary tea.

There are no traces of alcohol in this loose leaf tea.  It is just flavour, not alcohol that enhances the tea.

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19 January 2023
Tiffany R.
United States United States

Tea cocktail without the cocktail

What an absolutely fascinating tea! I received this as a gift from a tea-loving friend of mine and what a gift indeed! To anyone who has had a charcoal-roasted oolong before this has many of the same charcoal and roasty notes. But what sets this apart is the port notes. The hygroscopic nature of tea shines brightly with this one. It is earthy, rich, and complex in flavor and aroma. In the wet leaf, I also detect notes of slightly charred sweet bread. Thank you Henriette for sourcing and sharing this most unique tea!

01 September 2021
Rose M.
United States United States


Positive and Informative. Enjoy learning about the company, mission, teas and infusion process. Also learning about the farmers and effort to make them sustainable and organic. Enjoyment of my tea is heightened not only by the care of this company put into it but also knowing that I am helping farmers sustain tea farming through my ongoing purchases.

01 March 2021
Julia E.
United Kingdom

Paul Emes

Stunning. Layered. Subtle.

01 January 2021
Sonia F.

Extraordinary Oolong + Port Tea

Aromas of old old rum or sherry with sultanas. Also hints of sticky tannins attached to the wall of the barrel. Notes also of Pedro Ximenez wine. Some hints of wild berries, tangy tamarind or dried apricots, in aftertaste. A delicious tea which brings back memories of long after-dinner meals and of many travels

21 November 2020
Anna P.
United Kingdom


I was sent a sample of Pipacha Oolong, and was so glad to have a chance to try it. It is utterly delicious, and I have been buying it ever since. The taste is both buttery and grassy I would say, with just a hint of a floral note, mellow yet with a lot of depth. Rare Tea oolongs are by far the best I have ever tried.

Tasting Notes

Dried fruits and honey with an elegant port wine nose and finish.


Use 0.07oz of leaf per 5.1fl oz of water (2g per 150ml).


For the optimum infusion use 194°F (90°C) water.


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at three times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

52¢ per cup based on 0.07oz of leaf per 5.1fl oz of water and 3 infusions.

This tea can be infused several times to reveal incredible subtleties of flavour. We recommend infusing your loose leaf oolong tea in a gaiwan tea set. Using small amounts of hot water with a high leaf to water ratio, and infusing many times rather than making one large pot can uncover countless flavours.

Use an inch of hot water at 100°C (212°F) to rapidly "wash" the leaf for a few seconds. You can discard this first brew. This opens out the rolled leaf and allows the water to penetrate.

Subsequent infusions are best made at high temperature but rapidly - just 20-30 seconds. You don’t need to reheat the water as you go – the softened leaf will require lower temperatures. In all we recommend at least six steps to allow the leaf to completely open out and reveal all its beauty.

You can also enjoy one teaspoon of leaves all day; coming back to the same pot and reinfusing it – but in this instance reheat the water to 90°C (194°F).

Here is a short video demonstrating how to get the most out of your precious oolong leaves with a gaiwan:


Matured in Port Barrels

Dirk Niepoort & Nina Gruntkowski

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