China Leaf Oolong is a dark oolong tea “yancha style”.
Yancha means cutting tea in Chinese, ie tea bush growing on rocks. This tea has a slightly sweet round rich flavour with notes of dried fruit, tobacco and mineral aftertaste.
Oolong is a semi-oxidized tea, one could say an intermediate between a green and a black tea. In the processing, the leaves briefly begin an oxidation process which is interrupted by drying in order to preserve the properties of the green tea and bright colour creating an engaging taste experience. The Oolong teas always come in whole leaves and originate mostly from Taiwan and China.