scruffmcgruff wrote:RNteajunkie, you will find that there is an extremely wide variety of teas in the oolong category, with many different flavors.
Baozhong (aka pouchong), for example, is almost a green tea; bai hao (aka oriental beauty, or oolong #40 on Adagio's site) is almost a black tea. These differences are due to varying degrees of oxidation-- green tea having very little and black tea having very much.
Chip wrote:Welcome to TeaChat, RN...
The adagio listing of Dragon Pearls as an oolong is the same or similar as the greens you see elsewhere. Technically, some argue that Dragon Pearls are not green teas because of the added process of scenting the leaves before halting the oxidation. True green teas are not oxidized.
So, adagio refers to them as oolong.