Oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea that offers a unique and pleasant drinking experience. It is processed similar to black tea except it has a much shorter fermentation time. The leaves are then fried in a hot pan in order to halt any further fermentation .
The greener an oolong is the less fermented it is. It tends to have brown edges and these edges are bruised through shaking. This shaking process is what causes the leaves to bruise and start the oxidation process.
The tea is then fully dried to lock in the flavors of the tea so it can be packaged and sold.
Oolong tea has a unique drying process that creates metabolic attributes that help to stimulate weight loss. It also contains antioxidants like the other teas to help bond to free radicals thus disallowing them to cause harm to the body's tissue.
Oolongs range in color from bright green to dark brown. Once brewed oolong tea can be almost colorless to medium brown depending on the length of time brewed.
How to brewTeapot: Pre-warm the pot.
Water: Boiling. The second it boils then pour
Brew: 1 - 4 minutes (adjust for taste)