green vs oolong

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green vs oolong

Postby go green » Dec 26th, '07, 13:02

Can you guys clear something up for me...I thought I read somewhere that oolong is a green this true?

Which leads to my second question...where can I find a good green jasmine? I like adagio's jasmine #5, but want a green based jasmine.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Postby Sydney » Dec 26th, '07, 13:52

oolong and green teas are from the same plant, but are different in how they are processed.

I defer to others re: the jasmine question.
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Postby Space Samurai » Dec 26th, '07, 14:11

Oolong refers to a broad range of teas that are 30-70% oxidized. So you can have floral, ligher oolongs that will be similar to green tea, but it is not the same.
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Postby Wesli » Dec 26th, '07, 14:37

Oolong and green tea come from the same plant, but from different varietals of that plant. That may have been what you read. The main difference is that green tea is unoxidized, while oolong can be lightly to heavily oxidized.
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Postby go green » Dec 26th, '07, 14:51

Thanks for clearing up my confusion.
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Postby Chip » Dec 26th, '07, 16:10

Then some oolongs are referred to as green oolongs since they are so lightly oxidized. Pouching anyone?

The jasmine is one of those teas that has no one single distinctly correct classification, though authentic ones are scented with flowers vs. flavored with jasmine as an afterthought.

Some call jasmine a pouchong since it is slightly oxidized during production, and this has some truth to it.
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