To be short and to the point: yes, oolong tea and wu yi tea are the one and the same. They’re both the same type of tea. The reason that they have different names and different spellings is because of the language translation. There were two different systems used to translate Mandarin into English. One of these systems used Chinese characters and not letters; one is called the Wades Giles and the other is called the Pinyin system for translation. continue reading…