In China, the name Oolong translates into Black Dragon, inspired by the large, twisted leaves from which this tea originates. From the lush, misty hills of the Fujian province, oolong is famous for its flowery aromatics and lingering finish.
Oolong Tea has less than a quarter the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.
Steeping Oolong tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes (if using tea bags) or 5-7 minutes (if using full-leaf.)
Oolong tea from China's Fujian Province
Country of Origin
What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
Delicate and Smoky Oolong
July 14, 2013
Kathleen Malone O'Connor
Temple Terrace, FL
I used to brew Oolong from loose tea for years when I lived someplace with a China town or Asian food store, but now I live here with neither it's great to get a nice Oolong from ROT. I've never had it as bag tea before, but I was truly pleased when that smoky Oolong flavor hit my taste buds once again. As bag tea it's a little lighter than loose, but it is not bitter either, which loose tea can be (even when not overbrewed). Really enjoyed! I'll try the loose also--I'm sure if the Dragon Oolong bag is so good, the loose will be also.
Great for a teabag
September 07, 2012
I found this to be a great Oolong tea. It's relatively strong in flavor for being from a teabag, though if you're a regular loose leaf tea drinking I can see how it could be perceived as a bit weaker. Overall, though, for a no-fuss, throwing-a-few-teabags-in-water-in-the-morning-at-work tea, this is a great Oolong for the job.
Exactly what an Oolong should be
June 29, 2012
I've never taken well to flowery or fruity Oolong teas, and this lacks both of those traits. It is bold and strong; I use one bag for two cups of tea, each equally potent and tasty. It has a crisp taste that is as refreshing cold as it is hot. The best bagged Oolong that I've ever had and better than most that I've tried from Asian importers (and at a MUCH better price!).
This is as strong as I want my oolong to get
April 22, 2012
This is a strong, robust oolong, and as someone who consistantly enjoys lighter whites and greens, this is as bold as I like my oolong to get. Very enjoyable, but I don't find myself drinking it much in the summer, and often add a bit of honey.
My Favorite Oolong
December 28, 2011
This tea is not as strong tasting as other oolongs, but it is delicious. The taste is woody and robust. I love this tea b/c it is not contaminated by fruity or flowery overtones as with so many other teas. This tea is very clean tasting and is an excellent companion to many dinner time foods. It is also an excellent post-meal tea.