A full-bodied succulent tea of partially fermented leaves, with a mild, smooth aftertaste. Recommended if you enjoy the benefits of green tea but not its lingering, semi-bitter taste. Sure to appeal to the senses of both the black tea lover and the green tea lover.
Oolongs, a tea with marvelous complexity, are the wide, wide category of tea in between green and black tea. It combines their qualities giving it several interesting health benefits. Oolong teas, aka wulong or black dragon, are made from large leaves that are produced in the late Spring and are the most labor intensive tea to produce. Traditionally, these more oxidized teas are steeped multiple times producing new flavors with each subsequent brew. If you are using a smaller capacity teapot, you can resteep up to 5 times.
Camellia sinensis assamica
BREWED COLOR AND TIME:
Light yellow - Steep tea for 3 to 4 minutes in newly boiled water (212ºF).
Oolong Black Tea