Our loose leaf oolong tea collection features wide-ranging choices with complex flavors and sweet fragrance. It is the most difficult type of tea to manufacture with many steps often requiring several days to process. After the leaves become pliable from withering, they are gently rolled or twisted to release leaf juices and begin oxidization. At the appropriate time they are lightly heated, arresting further oxidation. These consecutive steps are repeated nonstop for up to 48 hours. Oxidation levels are usually between 20%-90%. One could say oolongs “walk the middle path” between green and black tea.