Oolong Tea falls between a green and a black tea. It may take on more characteristics of either depending on the processing technique of the tea master. Like fine wine, the artisanal style of the tea master will determine the profile of the tea.
Oolong is a traditional semi-oxidized Chinese tea (Camellia Sinensis) produced through a unique process that includes tossing, withering under the strong sun, cooling, rolling, and oxidation before roasting, shaping, drying and sorting. All of these steps are important to the unique flavor of Oolong tea which ranges from light to full bodied, floral to grassy, and sweet to toasty.
As in green tea, store in a dark cool place away from fragrant neighbors like coffee and spices.
Generally, Oolong teas are steeped at a lower temperature for 1 - 3 minutes and can be steeped multiple times. It is not uncommon to get 3 - 5 infusions out of our high-quality Oolongs.