Oolong tea is indeed an interesting character.
It can’t quite decide whether to be a green tea or a black tea, and so sits somewhere in between. Where a black tea is oxidised fully and a green tea not at all, Oolongs are partly oxidised and so they can be light and green or malty and dark in cup.
Thought to have been named after Wulong, meaning “black dragon”, because of a dark, twisted Chinese version that resembled the mystical Chinese dragon. There are other stories about the origin of the naming, but this is the best!
Creating oolong teas consistently requires master craftsmanship. We are proud of our fine range of oolong teas and encourage you to seek out something new today.