Oolong Tea

Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea popular in mainland China, Taiwan and expatriate Chinese communities all over the world. Oolong teas are partly oxidized from between 8 to 80% by varying the duration of withering using a sun-drying process. The withered leaves are curled and twisted into two distinct styles – wrapped and curled into small beads with tails or rolled into long curly leaves. Special cultivars of Camellia sinensis are used for the different styles and varieties of Oolong tea. Oolong tea flavours differ considerably; From sweet and fruity to thick with roasted aromas or green and fresh. The French term for Oolong tea is th`e bleu or Blue Tea.