All orders over $60 get Free Shipping anywhere in the world!

Celebrating Ten Years!
m menu image  m home m cart

Newsletter

Enter your email address to subscribe to our newsletter:

Testimonials

Appreciate the descriptions

The tea is very good. I definitely appreciate your listing the year and season of harvest of each of the teas, and for the detailed descriptions on...
Read More ->


Thanks!

I found out what tea really was when I traveled to Taiwan last year. That quality of tea is not easy to find here, in France, so thanks a lot for...
Read More ->


Excellent service and quality

I must say that teafromtaiwan.com offers excellent quality and value! Good idea is to purchase the samples first and then decide which tea to...
Read More ->


Phenomenal Taste Experience

As much as I love tea (and culinary and gustatory experiences of all sorts), part of me fears I’m not really a connoisseur, that I don't...
Read More ->


Thank you

My tea arrived yesterday and have just signed up for your newsletter. The tea is delicious.
Read More ->


Oolong Tea Oxidation

Oolong tea (also spelled wulong tea or wu long tea) is a semi-oxidized tea. Tea oxidation is commonly referred to as tea fermentation but this term is misleading. Strictly speaking, fermentation is an anaerobic process, but tea oxidation involves exposing tea leaves to the air. Tea oxidation is one of many steps in the production of oolong tea.

Oolong tea from Taiwan is grown from the Camellia Sinensis plant. All tea -  black tea, green tea, and Oolong tea come from the same plant, and it is largely the degree of oxidation that differentiates them.

Green tea is un-oxidized, and black tea is fully oxidized. Oolong tea is in the middle of tea oxidation - usually between 20% and 80% oxidation.

One of the first steps in processing Taiwan oolong tea is to toss the leaves in large bamboo baskets. This bruises the leaves so that they oxidize evenly. After this tossing, the fresh leaves are left exposed to the air. The leaves react with the oxygen and begin to turn brown, much as leaves from a tree turn brown after they fall from the tree.

The oolong tea oxidation process is stopped by pan roasting the leaves. Judging the correct time for pan roasting the oolong tea leaves requires extensive experience in oolong tea processing. Tea masters participate in oolong tea processing competitions to demonstrate their skill at this fine art.

The many steps involved in processing tea leaves into fine oolong tea from Taiwan is one of the reasons why Taiwan oolong tea is so valued by tea connoisseurs around the world. Buy oolong tea today and start enjoying this wonderful, healthful beverage.

Other articles about Tea in Taiwan

Featured Products

Splendour Tea Gift Pack


US$47.50  US$42.75
Details
Ali Shan Xi Ding Oolong Tea


US$18.00  US$16.20
Details
Tea Cloth


US$20.00  US$10.00
Details

Back



Copyright © 2005 - 2015 Tea From Taiwan
All Rights Reserved
Powered by Zen Cart