Oolong tea is neither black or green tea, but it is often considered to be between green and black. We at Teavast believe Oolong deserves its own category. Tea masters all have their own preference to how they prepare Oolong tea and the flavor profile they are looking for.
Beiyuan tea and Oolong tea produced in Fujian was a form of tribute tea to the Emperor and Royal family in China. The tribute was to offer the rarest and finest tea that produces a strong sweet scent with no bitter finish to royalty.
In the early 19th century, the queen had some Oolong tea brought back by the British ambassador to China. Ever since the Queen of England was very impressed by Oolongs sweet taste and aromatic scent, Oolong tea is now known as “Oriental Beauty”.