Each infusion brings new aroma
Oolong teas can be infused up to five times and each infusion has a different flavour
. They are especially enjoyed by fans of mild teas
. From infusion to infusion, the often spherically rolled tea leaves
open more and more until the whole leaf can be seen. So the tea changes not only in taste, but also visually, says Kyra Schaper of the "German Tea & Herbal Tea Association".
The "Black Dragon" and its antioxidants
Oolong tea is semi-fermented. That is, its leaves are not heated after harvesting, as is the case with green teas, for example, but they wilt classically in the sun
and are then gently rolled to
induce the subsequent fermentation. Oolong, which translates as "black dragon," is said to contain more antioxidants than green tea. It is also said to have a digestive effect
, which is why it is often served with dim sums at lunchtime in China.