Oolong Tea

Delicate oolong teas are known as semi-fermented teas. During production, freshly plucked leaves are exposed to oxygen until they have reached the mid-way point between green and black teas before drying. The partial oxidation is responsible for oolong teas colour and characteristic taste.

Oolong teas are most closely associated with growers in China and Taiwan. Historically, they were enjoyed in tiny cups, sipped slowly, to promote meditative thinking. Like green teas, these are best served as-is with no milk or sweetener.