The tea is said to have originated in Fujian, China around 400 years ago. It was grown and produced around the end of the Ming Dynasty in Mt. Wu Yi Shan, a mountain range in Fujian Province. As all other teas, Oolong came from the same plant, the Camellia Sinensis, but its tree produces different kinds of leaves and buds which is why there are also a lot of varieties of this tea. The Oolong leaves are long and dark in color and they look like black dragons, from which its name originated, oolong means black dragon in Chinese.
Through the centuries, the tea's distinct and unique flavor and aroma has been highly valued and because of this an art of drinking the tea was developed by the ancient Chinese and it is still being practiced to this day.
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