Oolong tea is neither black tea nor green tea, but is a category of its own. Although made from the same plant used to make green tea and black tea, the Camellia sinensis plant, oolong is processed differently. Green tea is unoxidized or barely oxidized, black tea is fully oxidized, and traditional Oolong tea is only partially oxidized. This partial oxidation is what gives this unique tea its characteristic color and taste, which can vary from green to golden to brown, and from light to robust flavor. Try Haiku® Organic Japanese Oolong Tea and you will understand why true connoisseurs of Japanese oolong tea will drink nothing else.