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Hairy Crab Oolong Loose Tea

Murchie's Hairy Crab Oolong, named for its leaves, which are serrated like a hairy crustacean, this oolong is delicate, refreshing and incredibly fragrant. An excellent introductory oolong.

Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Hairy Crab Oolong - Loose 1oz/28g
Hairy Crab Oolong - Loose 2oz/56g
Hairy Crab Oolong - Loose 4oz/113g
Hairy Crab Oolong - Loose 8oz/227g
Hairy Crab Oolong - Loose 16oz/454g

Product Description


Delicate and refreshing, this semi-fermented Oolong tea has a lovely ripe peach overtone and a fragrance comparable to that of Jasmine. The leaves of this mild soothing brew can support multiple infusions, making it perfect for Gongfu style preparation.


This tea originates in the Anxi district of China’s Fujian region, and has been known to be a touch on the temperamental side, so caution is advised when brewing to ensure that you receive the perfect cup!.


Strength:     Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee (Light/Delicate)
Brew Temperature:   180 to 195°F, or 82 to 90°C
Brew Time:   2 to 3 Minutes
Brew Quantity:   1 tsp to 6-8oz or 2.5g to 180-240ml of water


For more information on brewing and tea strength ratings, please see our BREWING GUIDE or TEA STRENGTH pages

Additional Information

Additional Information

Ingredients Oolong tea
Type Oolong
Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Light/Delicate
Origin China


Customer Reviews (2)

Beautiful Bouquet Review by JCtea
Bright, crisp fruity notes. Very smooth. If you like Jasmine tea, you will love this choice. One of the best Oolong that I have tried in quite some time. You will see large, complete leaves after brewing. Just perfect after a meal or when you want to relax and slowly savor a cup.
(Posted on 2015-11-23)
Light and CalmingReview by Kassi - Murchie's Team Member
This tea is perfect to drink and relax. With its clear taste, a brief prominent peach and foral tones are found within the infusions. I found in the first infusion was the strongest, becoming lighter within the second and third. I would highly reccomend to those who are just starting out in oolong teas. (Posted on 2015-04-13)

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Strength Ratings

Flavour Profile Guide

Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.

Tea Strength Ratings

This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.

Light/Delicate Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour
Medium Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup
Medium-Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness
Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well
Very Strong Tea | Murchie's Tea & Coffee              Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness


Coffee Ratings

We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.

Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:

Light Roast           More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker
Medium Roast           Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess
Dark Roast           Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal

Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:

Light Body           Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate
Medium Body           Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour
Full Body           Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers

Brewing Guides

Brewing Guide | Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Tea Brewing Guide

Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.

Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.

Brew times shown in minutes.

Coffee Brewing Guide

The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.

Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
      • Fine to medium grind coffee
      • 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water

French press: coffee grounds are ‘steeped’ in hot water, and then a filter presses down the grounds, allowing the finished coffee to be poured off
      • Coarse grind coffee
      • 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
      • Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
      • Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!