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Definition of oolong

: tea made from leaves that have been partially oxidized before firing

Examples of oolong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, an oolong from Oct. 4, 2019; there, a white tea from March 29, 2016. New York Times, 12 Oct. 2021 Milk oolong tea also adds both an flowery and creamy tang. Felipe Schrieberg, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 The oolong brings a certain tannic and earthy flavor to the drink, which is brightened with lemon. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 21 Aug. 2021 There are four different types of true tea: green tea, black tea, white tea and oolong tea. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 19 June 2021 Oriental Beauty, an oolong from Taiwan, is only picked once a year, at the end of summer. Tom Parker Bowles, Robb Report, 14 June 2021 Eskenazi served us more oolong tea from a black cast-iron pot and fixed me with a wry smile. New York Times, 4 Mar. 2021 Black Magnolia is a farm-to-table oolong tea, grown and produced in Brookhaven, Mississippi by The Great Mississippi Tea Company. Tina Danze, Dallas News, 7 Aug. 2020 Those who prefer to pave their own path can choose from a variety of tea bases, including black, green, oolong and Earl Grey tea, and add a flavor, ranging from kumquat to white chocolate. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of oolong

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oolong

Chinese (Xiamen) oōlióng(dé), literally, black dragon (tea)

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23 Oct 2021

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“Oolong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oolong. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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