OOLONG TEA can vary widely in flavor. They can be sweet and fruity with honey aromas, or woody and thick with roasted aromas, or green and fresh with bouquet aromas. OOLONG TEAS are great to drink.
Oolong tea represents only 2% of the world's tea, but it's worth discovering. It combines the qualities of black and green teas, giving it several interesting health benefits. All tea leaves contain certain enzymes, which produce a chemical reaction called oxidation. Oxidation is what turns the green tea leaves into a deep black color. Green tea is not allowed to oxidize much, but black tea is allowed to oxidize until it turns black. Oolong tea is somewhere in between the two, so it is partially oxidized.
Some of the main antioxidants in oolong tea, known as tea polyphenols, are theaflavins, thearubigins and EGCG. These are responsible for many of its health benefits. Oolong tea also contains theanine, an amino acid responsible for the tea's relaxing effect