Also known as oolong , blue – green teas semi -fermented teas, oolong teas are a family that offer a wide range of aromas .
Flowers, fruits , vegetables, honey, nuts and other flavorings may be waiting for you ! The leaves are picked, withered and undergo semi -oxidation, shorter than black teas , red teas.
China is the birthplace of oolong ( oolong in Chinese means Black Dragon ) . It is therefore not surprising to find many producing regions. The best known include : Anxi (Specialty Tie Guan Yin) , Wuyi (famous for its Da Hong Pao ) , Guangdong ( Dan Cong ) .
The island of Taiwan is also famous for its grand cru , the major part of its production is reserved for this tea family.
Thailand has also become in recent decades a great oolong producing region of very good quality .
Depending on the desired Oolong , it will play on the oxidation to obtain very different sheets :
Low oxidation pulling green tea (such as Tie Guan Yin) .
High oxidation pulling a black tea (such as Da Hong Pao ) .
Medium oxidation combining the freshness of green teas and power of black teas (like Dan Cong ) .