James Norwood Pratt’s Tea Dictionary: Jade Oolong

Jade Oolong: Contemporary trade term like Amber oolong coined by Thomas Shu in 1996 to describe Taiwan’s greenish type of oolongs. It is also sometimes called “fragrant” oolong because it is so aromatic. Jade oolongs may be made from several different varietals but never from Tieguanyin or Wuyi types used for Amber oolongs. The oxidation is kept down to 25% or less and the leaf is less shotty than Amber oolong due to this minimal rolling. Dong ding is typically made into jade oolong for example.

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