The Dragon’s Eye Oolong Tea Caddy 125g

$24.00

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Owing its name to the way in which its long dark leaves curl up when seeped in hot water, the renowned Oolong or Black Dragon is a light-bodied tea with a mild flavour. With half the caffeine content of black teas and the antioxidants of green tea, our Dragon’s Eye Oolong tea captures the best of both worlds. Revel in the flavoursome taste of this premium blend in the early morning or afternoon.

Details-

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
China

What it tastes like
Light-bodied with a mild, enjoyable flavour.

When to enjoy it
Throughout the day

 

 
 

This tea is sourced from a tea estate certified by The Ethical Tea Partnership.
We are proud to be a member of the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP), a non-commercial alliance of international tea companies who share a vision of a thriving global tea sector that is socially just and environmentally sustainable.

Delivery & Returns

UK Standard Delivery: £5.95
UK Next Day Delivery (mainland UK only): £9.95 (Order before 12pm)

See our delivery page for more information and overseas delivery.

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

  • 3/5 STRENGTH

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.

 

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