Oolong Tea (Wulong or Qing Cha) is the result of a long evolution, originating in the Beiyun region of Phoenix Mountain in Fujian Province, China. The tea regions were selected by the Chinese Emperor to be offered as a gift to the royal court because of its distinctive flavor and fine quality.
Oolong teas are partially oxidized. The degree of fermentation varies from 8% to 70%. There are many different types of Oolong teas and each is processed differently to give a sophisticated flavor.
Oolong often characterized by beautiful, large leaves, which are suitable for multiple infusions. Depending on different conditions, such as production area, picking season, degree of oxidation and roasting, a variety of tea flavors can be enjoyed.
The health benefits of Oolong tea include the reduction of heart disease and high cholesterol levels, while providing vital antioxidants, promoting healthy skin and dental. Its health benefits are basically doubled because of the combined qualities of black tea and green tea.
Oolong tea is floral fragrant with a fruity flavor and a pleasant aroma, ranging from refreshing, mellow, invigorating flavors to smoky flavors, all with their own distinctive appeal. It possess both the scent of green tea and the rich flavor of black tea. It is extremely relaxing to drink.