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Oolong Corner

Popularity 6Viewed 1992 times 2014-5-6 20:04 |System category:News| experience, belonging, porcelain, spiritual, special

The charm of Oolong tea (also spelled as Wulong tea) is incomparable.  Yan Cha and Ti Kwan Yin, both belonging to Oolong, differ in fragrance. The use of clay and porcelain tea ware showcase Oolong tea’s closeness to nature and augment its unique taste.Making Oolong tea is a spiritual experience. The special corner in the house for making the tea is like a secret place in the soul. So, create an Oolong corner even in the smallest apartment, for the busiest man also needs his own time. Close your eyes and relax your mindlet the hot tea warm your heart

Part 1

Introduction to Oolong Tea

Chinese tea may be classified in many ways. Generally, categorizing according to processing techniques, we have the basic tea group and the reprocessed tea group. Basic tea group include green, yellow, white, blue (Oolong), black and dark tea.

1. Chinese tea classification and Oolong tea

Chinese tea can be categorized according to history, processing techniques, place, seasons, classes, shapes, marketing areas, etc. Modern tea studies classify teas into the accepted basic tea group and reprocessed tea group.

2. The group Oolong tea belongs to

Though the term “blue tea” (qing cha) may sound unfamiliar, Oolong tea is a familiar and well-known name. Oolong tea is another name of blue tea.

First discovered in the 17th century (later than others teas), in Fujian Province of China, Oolong is said to have evolved from the tribute ball tea of the Song Dynasty. Half fermented, processed by both green tea and black tea techniques, Oolong boasts green tea’s fragrance and black tea’s taste. Carefully picked and processed, Oolong’s tea-making process represents a standard widely used in making other teas. Brewing in hot water, the edges of the green tea leaves turn red, earning in the term “green leaf red edge.” More than 300 years’ development has led to several kinds of Oolong, and the unique flavor and taste attract more and more Oolong fans.

3.Oolong Tea Classification

Different locations and diverse tea tree types produce different qualities having unique tastes. Oolong is generally classified as:

According to the location: Fujian Oolong (North Fujian Oolong and South Fujian Oolong), Guangdong Oolong and Taiwan Oolong.

According to the shape: Bar, hemisphere and granular Oolong. Bar Oolong is mainly produced in north Fujian and Guangdong; the other two kinds are produced in south Fujian and Taiwan.

According to quality: light fragrance and rich fragrance, the former taking most of the market share

 

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Reply Report ColinSpeakman 2014-5-7 04:25
Oolong is quality tea!
Reply Report teamkrejados 2014-5-7 16:52
Oolong: the tea for tigers!
Reply Report snowipine 2014-5-7 22:03
Good taste!
Reply Report Gprincessdiary 2014-5-8 08:30
I like it ,too
Reply Report voice_cd 2014-5-8 09:22
Thanks for sharing your story here, we have highlighted your blog.
Reply Report Ellen530682567 2014-5-11 21:29
teamkrejados: Oolong: the tea for tigers!
for tigers? what do you mean?
Reply Report Ellen530682567 2014-5-11 21:29
snowipine: Good taste!
healthy tea
Reply Report Ellen530682567 2014-5-11 21:30
voice_cd: Thanks for sharing your story here, we have highlighted your blog.
if you like tea as well as me, you can jion me and sharing your story with us.
Reply Report teamkrejados 2014-5-11 21:46
Ellen530682567: for tigers? what do you mean?
I was told there is a tea beneficial to every animal of the zodiac. Oolong tea is supposed to be the best tea for tigers. Are you a tiger? I am!
Reply Report Ellen530682567 2014-5-16 09:24
teamkrejados: I was told there is a tea beneficial to every animal of the zodiac. Oolong tea is supposed to be the best tea for tigers. Are you a tiger? I am!
I was , but now I'm not. I'am trying to be a cat.
Reply Report Ellen530682567 2014-5-16 09:25
teamkrejados: I was told there is a tea beneficial to every animal of the zodiac. Oolong tea is supposed to be the best tea for tigers. Are you a tiger? I am!
you mean zodiac? I am a Snake.

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  • Oolong Corner 2014-5-16 09:25

    teamkrejados: I was told there is a tea beneficial to every animal of the zodiac. Oolong tea is supposed to be the best tea for tigers. Are you a tiger? I am!
    you mean zodiac? I am a Snake.

  • Oolong Corner 2014-5-16 09:24

    teamkrejados: I was told there is a tea beneficial to every animal of the zodiac. Oolong tea is supposed to be the best tea for tigers. Are you a tiger? I am!
    I was , but now I'm not. I'am trying to be a cat.

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