Chinese Oolong Tea

Chinese Oolong Tea, also known as “Wu Long tea”, is a traditional semi-oxidized tea that is celebrated for its unique flavor profiles. Oolong tea originated in Fujian, China, and is crafted through processes such as withering, oxidation, fixation, rolling, and roasting after the plucking of new tea leaves. The tea leaves are usually formed into one of two distinct styles. Some are rolled into long curly leaves, while others are “wrap-curled” into small beads, each with a tail.

The degree of oxidation can range from 8% to 85%, depending on the variety and production style. This unique process gives Oolong tea a taste that combines the freshness of green tea and the richness of black tea.

Chinese Oolong Tea is especially popular in southeastern China and among ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia. Different styles of Oolong tea can vary widely in flavor. They can be sweet and fruity with honey aromas, woody and thick with roasted aromas, or green and fresh with complex aromas.