Oolong tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Its dried leaves and leaf buds are used to make several different teas, including black and green teas. Although oolong tea contains less caffeine than coffee, people who are sensitive to caffeine should still limit their intake.

Oolong tea is not a well known variety, but many feels that this tea may provide some health benefits. Oolong tea should be steeped for as long as possible to increase flavonoids to get the best out of each cup.

Oolong is not a black tea nor a green tea, it has its own category of tea. This tea can exhibits  black tea or green characteristics depending on the direction the tea master takes in the processing of the tea.