Definition of oolong
: tea made from leaves that have been partially oxidized before firing
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Tim Ho Wan, which opens daily at 10 A.M., distinguishes itself from its Chinatown peers with a varied selection, from de-rigueur oolong to the palate-cleansing pu’er, which kindles the appetite for the bamboo steamers to follow.
Now the owners of Té Company in the West Village, Frederico Ribeiro and Elena Liao, have started importing this mountain pepper, selling it alongside Taiwanese oolong teas.
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Origin and Etymology of oolong
Chinese (Xiamen) oōlióng(dé), literally, black dragon (tea)
First Known Use: 1845See Words from the same year
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