Japanese Oolong- Black Tea is a black tea, but it is made using an oolong method. So what does that mean? Typically, we explain oolong tea simply as being somewhere between a green tea and a black tea. Additionally, there are specialty flavor profiles based on a variety of factors, one of which includes additional steps in the processing. This tea underwent the additional stop/start steps during oxidation, but carried this out to achieve a fully oxidized tea!
While primarily known for green teas, Japan does have history-making black tea. Before World War II, Japan produced black tea for export but the market virtually disappeared from the late 1950s until recently.
Our Japanese black tea is a blend of leaves from two or three types of Japanese tea bushes. It is withered long hours to bring out a wonderful sweetness. The complexity of flavor in this tea will remind you of a fine dark oolong. The extent of oxidation categorizes tit, however, as a black tea.
Another black tea from Japan with umani!