Oolong Tea

The Oolong tradition was born in Fujian province on China's south-east coast and the province is still a leading producer, although it has recently seen Taiwan develop into an equal. While green tea is produced everywhere in China, the oolong tea is highly concentrated in the southern parts of the country. Here, the climate is subtropical and humid so the tea plantations are located in the cooler mountain regions. Up in the rough, inaccessible mountains, the conditions for cultivation are very special and differ from tregions further north in China. Here it is rock, rugged nature, high humidity and the plants often grow large as trees, unlike the small, pretty tea bushes that grow in the northern teas regions of China.