American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dark Chinese tea that has been partially fermented before drying.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of black tea with the flavor of green tea. Also written oulong.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fragrant variety of black tea having somewhat the flavor of green tea.
- n. Chinese tea leaves that have been partially fermented before being dried
- 1850s. From Chinese 烏龍 (wūlóng), from 烏 (wū, "black") + 龍 (lóng, "dragon") (Wiktionary)
- Chinese (Mandarin) wūlóng(chá), black dragon (tea) : wū, dark, black + lóng, dragon. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Have just prepared the thermos of high mountain oolong tea.”
“For now I've just made a pot of high mountain oolong and plan to sip that and rest a bit.”
“Oolong tea is can induce higher metabolic rate and hence is called oolong weight loss tea.”
“Royal Golden Yunnan for the morning, Green Dragon oolong for lunch, and fresh peppermint before bed.”
“White, green, oolong and black all come from the same leaf but the way the leaves are processed-steamed, fermented oxidized, dried, or bruised-gives the tea the special characteristics of its category.”
“She carried a burlap re-usable grocery bags stuffed with all kinds of exotic teas — ginseng and ginger, green chai and red oolong.”
“Mr. F. has love for pale beer and his favorite brand of humor is quiet but exotic, like oolong tea.”
“A soft drink seller makes a transaction with a Japanese tourist: 100 yen, that is $1.30, for a half-liter bottle of oolong tea.”
“From the oolong or semi-fermented family, it's grown in the fabled Wuyi mountains in northern Fujian province.”
“Unscrupulous suppliers have been packaging lower-quality oolong as Da Hong Pao, or enhancing low-quality leaves with chemical additives.”
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