Categories Food, Groceries Tea, Herbal Oolong Tea
Frontier Natural Products, Organic Se Chung Special Oolong Tea, 16 oz (453 g)
- USDA Organic
- Camellia Sinensis
- Certified Organic by QAI
A woody astringency and the nuance of fresh peaches distinguish the remarkable aroma and flavor of this tea. Oolong is also referred to by its Chinese pinyin translation "Wu Long."
Oolong (English) or Wu Long (Chinese pinyin translation) tea is a partially oxidized tea and has flavor characteristics of both green and black teas. The fresh leaves are withered for one to two days and the leaves are then rolled to release enzymes (needed for the next step). Then the tea leaves are allowed to oxidize, although for a shorter period than for black tea, and the process is stopped before it is completed. The tea is fired (heated) to prevent further oxidation and to dry the tea. Oolong teas can vary significantly in flavor depending on when the oxidization process is interrupted having more of a green tea character if interrupted early in the process and more black tea character the longer oxidation continues.
To enjoy, pour 6 oz. boiling water over a measured teaspoon of tea. Steep 5 minutes, strain and serve immediately.