Our Jade Oolong Green has only been oxidized by 20% leaving a very light, fragrant green brew. “Jade” or Fragrant Oolong is a name adopted for use in English to describe a type of greenish Taiwan oolong.
Oolongs are largely hand-processed and have minimal oxidation. Falling between a green and black tea, an oolong tea has a full flavor unto its own. The aroma is more delicate than black tea yet more powerful than a green tea. Semi-oxidized when processed creates the complex variance of flavors. An oolong can be light and fragrant such as a green oolong or deep and roasted known as a dark oolong. This variance will depend on the variety of “tea plant, where it is grown, and the process by which the tea maker follows.
Oolong, pronounced “wulong” literally means “black dragon”. These tea leaves can and should be brewed and enjoyed several times with each cup offering different aromas and flavors. At minimum oolongs are 3 times its value. Some tea drinkers enjoy their oolong tea leaves the very most upon their 3rd or 4th brewing.