The Oolongs range of flavors and aromas are larger than most teas. The color varies from pale gold to dark amber.
Drink a lighter brew and experience a lightly scented garden of jasmine of lilacs.
A darker brew could transport you to Grandma's kitchen filled with the smell of a freshly baked peach pie. Yum!
Some can have a creamy feel, while others can be effervescent - almost fizzy.
Oolong tea is a cross between a green and black tea.
Greens are not oxidized, whereas black are. This tea is semi-oxidized. The range is between 35% to 80% oxidation. This latitude allows tea makers to tweak the leaf, to say, allowing them to produce a product that is an expression of their style.
This process takes a greater number of steps than other loose leaves to produce a finished product. Making this a truly complicated brew to produce. In the end the care taken is worth it!
For me it only adds to the lure of this luscious drink.
This brew has a diverse appeal of richly rewarding flavors and aromas. You could taste a peach
or apricot pie, or even honey. Maybe even a melon flavor.
On the other end of the spectrum, you could experience a leathery, amber or even a sandalwood flavor. These being more of a earthy flavor note.
The choices of pleasing your palate are wide open.
To top this off the finish of this rich brew can be long and sweet, with a mild astringency.
Now is your chance to venture out and discover your favorite Oolong Brew.
Remember choices can be endless
but relax, when trying new teas always...always buy a small amount. If you like it, next time buy more,
just not more than you can use in 6 months or less. Keep it fresh.
A great way to see what oolong you would like is to try a Oolong Sampler
Check out the brewing tips page. You will be surprised at how many infusions you can get out of a single batch of leaves!