Like all good things in life, there are teas are that grown to embody the harmony between the weather and the gardens, tea leaves and water, green tea and black, taste and aroma, body and mind - they are our spellbinding Oolong teas. Similar to fine wines, every Oolong is treated differently, with varying levels of oxidation, and thus varying flavour profiles, some leaning more towards green and some closer to malty black teas. Their uniqueness lies in the ability to offer you the delicacy of green tea with the bold taste of black tea.
Not surprisingly, these teas also bring great harmony and physical well-being. Packed with antioxidants, the .
In the tea spectrum, the oolong lies between black tea and green tea, so at times it may end up with more black tea characteristics or more green tea characteristics depending on the direction the tea master takes in the processing of the tea.
An oolong is a partially oxidized tea where oxidation levels can vary from 8% to 80% depending on the production style, which explains why the flavour profile of some oolongs may lean more toward a fresh green tea (less oxidized) and others toward a malty black tea (more oxidized).
To understand oolong, you really need to understand tea processing. All tea—black, green and oolong—starts out from the same Camellia sinensis tea plant. The difference in what ends up in your teacup depends on many factors, including the variety or cultivar of the tea plant, the terroir of the plant (the characteristics of the geography, climate and culture), and how the tea leaves are processed after they are picked.
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The pristine Himalayan air and rich soil at an altitude of 6,000 feet makes Darjeeling home to the most intriguing teas with even more exciting combinations. Darjeeling teas are known worldwide as the ‘champagne of teas’. This tea growing area has the finest selection of tea clones from the best tea growing regions of the world.
The breathtaking region of cool and misty Nilgiris or the Blue Mountains has fresh water rivers flowing through them, endowing the teas that grow there with a characteristic rich, golden yellow liquor.
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