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The difference between oolong tea and black tea What is the difference between oolong tea and black tea
Release Time:2023-02-28
1. The degree of fermentation is different: black tea and oolong tea have great similarities in processing technology, but there are obvious differences in the degree of fermentation between the two. Black tea is a completely fermented tea, while oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea. For fermented tea, the fermentation time is relatively short, and the tea leaves are not fully fermented.

2. The taste is different: black tea is a kind of fully fermented tea, and the taste after brewing is more mellow and fragrant, while oolong tea is a kind of semi-fermented tea, after brewing, the taste is lighter, and the bitterness is heavier than black tea a lot of.

3. The color of the tea soup is different: the color of the tea soup after brewing black tea is similar to that of red wine, mostly dark red, while the color of the tea soup obtained after brewing oolong tea is relatively light, only slightly red, and has a dark yellow color.

4. Different brewing methods: black tea can be brewed with a variety of different ingredients, and can be made into a variety of drinks with different tastes such as lemon black tea or milk tea, while oolong tea is suitable for brewing alone, and it is usually paired with other materials When brewing, the original aroma and nutrients of oolong tea will be lost in large quantities.

what is black tea
Black tea, English is Black tea. During the processing of black tea, a chemical reaction centered on the enzymatic oxidation of tea polyphenols occurs, the composition of fresh leaves changes greatly, tea polyphenols are reduced by more than 90%, and new components and aroma substances such as theaflavins and thearubigins are produced. It has the characteristics of black tea, red soup, red leaves, sweet and mellow.

Black tea is a fully fermented tea, which is made from suitable new shoots of tea trees as raw materials and refined through a series of processes such as withering, rolling (cutting), fermentation, and drying. Withering is an important process in the initial production of black tea, which is called "black tea" when it is initially produced. Black tea is named for its red tea soup and leaves after brewing dry tea. The main varieties of Chinese black tea are: Rizhao Black Tea, Qihong, Zhaopinghong, Huohong, Dianhong, Yuehong, Quanchenghong, Suhong, Chuanhong, Yinghong, Dongjiang Chuyunxian black tea, etc.

what is oolong tea
Oolong tea, which belongs to green tea and semi-fermented tea, has many varieties and is a unique tea category in China.

Oolong tea is a high-quality tea produced after picking, withering, shaking, frying, rolling, baking and other processes. Oolong tea evolved from Song Dynasty tribute tea dragon balls and phoenix cakes, and was created around 1725 (Yongzheng period of Qing Dynasty). After tasting, the teeth and cheeks remain fragrant, and the aftertaste is sweet and fresh.

Oolong tea is a unique tea in China, mainly produced in northern Fujian, southern Fujian, Guangdong, and Taiwan in Fujian. Sichuan, Hunan and other provinces also have a small amount of production. In addition to domestic sales in Guangdong, Fujian and other provinces, oolong tea is mainly exported to Japan, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Macao. Its main production area is Anxi County in Fujian Province and other places.

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