About this product
The Chinese name, “wulong”, meaning “black dragon”, hints at the potent earthy flavor this traditional tea variety has to offer. Like green, black and white teas, this tea is fashioned from the Camellia sinensis leaves, but its unique preparation makes it a class of tea all its own. Once the leaves are harvested, they are intentionally bruised to create the desired effect while the tea undergoes fermentation and oxidation. Allowed far less fermentation time than other teas, oolong leaves are then pan fired to seal the flavor. The result is a partially-fermented tea with a unique, striking flavor and a pleasantly sweet aroma.