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Famous Wu-Long tea ( the original Chinese name meaning Black dragon) , a special semi-oxidized tea coming from Fujian region. The manufacturing process is qwuite complex, involving many steps .It is oxidized at 20-30 % and it is one of the most drunk tea in Chinese, very well appreciated for the healthy properties as well as for the nice taste. It keeps an high content of EGCG epigallocatechingallat , the catechin of tea discovered acting as strong anti-oxidant . The large and mature leaves are first sun dried, then gently shaked in bamboo cilynders to broken only the leaf margins . Then a short oxidation time is required . The half-fermented tea is an intermediate category between green and black one and joins the qualities of flavour and taste of both categories.