Oolong Tea translates to "black dragon" and is also the name of a Fujian river. Oolong tea leaves are semi-oxidized and fall between black and green levels. The level of oxidation can range from lighter (resulting in "greener" oolong) or deeper (resulting in "dark" oolong).
Unlike most other traditional teas, Oolong tea leaves should be steeped multiple times. Rich aromas and flavors will be revealed as the leaves are steeped additional times.
Most Oolong teas should be prepared using under-boiling water (190-200), 1 teaspoon of leaves per 8 oz cup, and a steeping time of 2-3 minutes.