Oolong Tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant; the same plant used to make green and black tea. The leaves of oolong teas are semi-oxidized, giving it properties that can be in between a green tea and a black tea. However, with the different techniques that tea masters use in processing the teas leaves, and the level of oxidation reached (8% – 80%), the taste of oolong teas can vary dramatically as well on the scale between mildly fresh, and malty strong. The beauty of Oolong also lies in its special ability to produce multiple infusions, making it a very economical tea. Oolong tea has gained popularity among tea drinkers for its ability to lower cholesterol levels and assist in weight loss among its other benefits.
Min-nan Oolong tea leaves
1 full tsp 8 oz. cup 185°F 2-3 min.
Tried & Tested Tips
To prevent any bitterness in taste, avoid over-steeping
Using boiling water when preparing Oolong tea will help to bring out the best flavour from the leaves.
For the purposes of weight loss, this tea is best had plain. If a sweetener is desired, raw honey would be most suitable.