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Oolongs are a sensational tea for the adventurous soul. Grown primarily in the Fujian province of China and in Taiwan, tea leaves are withered and tossed in baskets to bruise the leaf and expose its enzymes to oxygen. The leaf is then pan-fried for a finish that allows storage and enjoyment.
Ranging from leafy varieties to tightly curled balls, this tea's color manifest from green to rich brown. Oolongs are made from large leaves that may not fully open until the third or forth infusion.
Oolong’s flavor profile consists of myriad sensations ranging from the delicate meanderings of pale spices, to the glowing wonder of redolent gingers. Many of the finest Oolongs have rewarding fruity, flowery, even spicy flavoring.
Because the oxidation level of Oolongs can vary from 10–80%, the caffeine content is also highly variable. Caffeine Content: 12-55mg per 8 oz. cup