Oolong tea is an ancient Chinese tea, with a history dating back over 400 years. Originally developed in the Fujian province of China during the Ming dynasty, Oolong translates as black dragon or black snake. Today Oolong tea is primarily produced in three regions: China, Taiwan and Sri Lanka. The best oolongs are grown in Taiwan.
Oolong tea lies somewhere between green and black tea. As a result, the taste spectrum can be quite broad – anywhere from the delicate, nearly-green pouchong, to the nearly-black varieties. Generally speaking, Oolong tea has a refreshing and aromatic taste.