Thés Oolongs
What is an Oolong tea?

Oolong teas are semi-fermented (semi-oxidized) since they only undergo a brief fermentation or oxidation period. China and Taiwan are the source of this family of teas with large range of aromas. A low degree of fermentation makes them somewhat resemble green teas, with vegetal and floral notes. A high degree of fermentation yields variable woody accents similar to black teas.After the withering, the oxidation is undertaken in a controlled hot and humid environment, where the distinct flavours of the Oolongs are liberated. The desiccation by mixing and heating is repeated a dozen times. These steps can take one to two days before the leaves are finally compressed, sculpted into little pearls and carefully sorted.