The Dragon’s Eye Oolong Tea Caddy 125g
A semi-fermented tea, Oolong or ‘Wu Long’, means ‘Black Dragon’, as its leaves resemble curled-up black dragons which ‘awaken’ in hot water. Another story credits Wu Liang with ‘discovering’ the tea. Legend has it that Wu Liang was returning one evening after picking tea, when his eye was caught by a river deer. He slayed the deer and returned home, forgetting the tea until the next day. By that time, the leaves had started to blacken (oxidise). Worried that it might have gone bad, yet not wanting to waste any tea, he dried it by heating. Upon drying the tea he found it to have a unique flavour, and Wu Liang or Wu Long was ‘found’.
Where it’s from
What it tastes like
Light-bodied with a mild, enjoyable flavour.
When to enjoy it
Throughout the day
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How to Brew It: The Dragon’s Eye Oolong Tea
2 GRAMS OF TEA LEAVES / 2 TEASPOONS
210ML OF WATER AT 100ºC
3-4 MINS BREWING TIME
Usually enjoyed without milk or sugar. Learn more about our teas, Learn how tea is processed, from tea leaf to your cup, or how to brew the perfect cup of tea from our tea master.