China Oolong Tea

by Ten Ren

Oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea with curly, dark green leaves. When brewed, it has a dark golden brown hue, a strong smooth and slightly baked taste, a strong aroma, and a lingering aftertaste. Oolong tea is most commonly enjoyed in Taiwan and southern China and the tea of choice in many Chinese restaurants. Water at about 185°-195°F or 85°-90°C should be used for steeping.