Oolong tea is a Chinese tea that has cultural significance in China and several other parts of South East Asia. The word ‘oolong’ comes from ‘Oo’ (or wu) meaning black, and ‘long’ meaning dragon, which may refer to the long, dark and curled nature of oolong tea leaves. This poetic name provides a telling picture of the role that Oolong tea plays in Chinese culture. On the spectrum between black tea (oxidised) and green tea (unoxidised), Oolong sits somewhere between.
Oolong is also unique in that it can be rebrewed over and over again, the flavour becoming stronger each time — perfect for a long afternoon tea session. Although not traditional, the complex flavours of oolong tea also make it perfect for an iced tea in the summer months.
All sizes are measured by weight in ounces. You will receive 1oz dried tea leaf. Typically, one ounce will make 10-15 cups of tea, depending on how strong you like it.
*All Contain caffeine, with the exception of Rooibos, which is an herb and not derived from the plant Camellia Sinensis
Steeped in tradition and history, oolong tea generally has a reputation for being esoteric and sophisticated. However, it is also a tea that is easy to appreciate – with strong aromas, a glossy vibrant colour and a wide range of notes, you simply need to find the right one for your palate.
The tea, depending on the method used for brewing, and the level of oxidation it undergoes (this can range from as low as 15% to as high as 75%), takes on different flavours. The minimally oxidised oolong tea is lighter and more floral, while the more oxidised versions tend to be full bodied and fruity. Like black tea and green tea, oolong is also made from the leaves of a shrub called Camellia sinensis. The main regions that produce this tea are Fujian and Guangdong provinces in China and Taiwan.
Tea in general plays a central role in Chinese culture, and is important in social, business and domestic settings. However, oolong tea in particular is a prized tea that serves as a social status indicator. It is an integral part of certain tea ceremonies, like the Gong Fu Cha.
If you're transitioning from tea bags to making tea with loose leaf tea, this listing is for you.
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Enjoying the process of preparing your tea can be part of your daily ritual; taking a few moments to heighten your senses and enhance your tasting experience. Enjoy your tea and allow your taste buds to unfold the unique characteristics within your cup. Most teas can be re-steeped multiple times
Water temperature, the volume of tea leaves, and steeping time are all part of the art of brewing tea. Different compounds are extracted at different rates depending on water temperature and steeping time.
Green teas do better with shorter brewing times and lower water temperatures. Most green teas and greener oolong teas taste best when brewed at temperatures 30° - 40° F below boiling point (180° - 170°F).
Water temperature that is just below boiling (212°F) is ideal for black tea and oolong tea. Green tea is more delicate and requires a more delicate temperature.
Measure volume in weight instead of teaspoons for best results: 2 - 2.5 grams for a 6-ounce cup is ideal.
Hot tea brewing method:
Add heated water. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to tea and taste.
Iced tea brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Add milk, sugar according taste.
Tea was discovered in its greenest form over five thousand years ago.
For centuries, all tea was green tea. Green tea is simply the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant placed to steep in hot water.
Black tea is the most popular tea in the world.
There are four types of true teas including white tea, green tea, oolong tea, and black tea.
All four types of true teas are derived from the same exact plant species – Camellia sinensis.
The difference in these teas arises during the production process. Some teas are oxidized while others are simply sun-dried. These minor differences result in big flavor and color differences.
China is the birthplace of black tea, which in China is called, perhaps more appropriately, hong cha – red tea – after its the red colored tea it usually produces.
Black tea is usually graded on one of four scales of quality. Whole-leaf teas are the highest quality, with the best whole-leaf teas graded as “orange pekoe.” After the whole-leaf teas, the scale degrades to broken leaves, fannings, then dusts.
Whole-leaf teas are produced with little or no alteration to the tea leaf. This results in a finished product with a coarser texture than that of bagged teas.
We hand make all of our products to order in small batches to ensure optimal freshness, consistency, and potency. Our products are not made to sit on store shelves for extended amounts of time. Dried tea blends can last many years if sealed in an airtight container, and stored correctly (in a cool, dry, and dark place.) UV light offers the biggest threat to dried herbs and tea leaves, as prolonged sun exposure can turn leaves pale and zap them of their potency, aroma, and taste. Tea and other dried herbs don’t go bad, but will lose potency over time. If you notice these characteristics, or if tea herbs have turned pale, scentless, and flavorless, it’s best to discard the product. Always store your natural botanicals in cool, dry, and dark places as light and heat can effect the product quality and potency.
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