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** How to Process Oolong Tea **

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Oolong tea is also known as semi-fermented tea. The following are the 9
basic steps of processing Oolong tea with photo illustration. Actual
processing is likely to differ due to variation in season, location, tea
tree varietal and technique.

*Steps*

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Step 11
*Wait until the fresh tea leaves are ready for harvest.*
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Step 22
*Pluck the fresh leaves when they are ready.*
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Step 33
*Allow the leaves to wither under the sun and in the open air to remove
moisture.* Use air drying racks or similar to achieve this.
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Step 44
*Toss and shake the leaves in order to bruise the edges.* This bruising
causes the leaves to partially oxidize as a portion of the enzymes from the
leaves are exposed to the air.
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Step 55
*Wrap the leaves tightly in preparedness for tumbling.*
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