Oolong Teas - Assorted
Net weight 75 gms - Gift Pack
5 Types of Oolong Teas weighing15gm each in every can are: Fujian oolong (Ti Kuan Yin) Taiwan, Farmosa oolong Taiwan, Himalayan oolong India, Black rose oolong China, and Darjeeling oolong India.
Q. Why are we selling assorted 15 gms packs of 5 types of Oolong Teas?
A. So that you get a chance to taste 5 varities and be able to blend the 2 or 3 of your choice. Also you are sure of which one you love most before ordering larger quantities.
We are introducing this a pack of 5 different green and black Oolongs, so that you and your family and friends get to try out more of unique teas.
Oolong Teas' Taste Vary Just Like Wines !
Oolong tea is partially oxidized and can have oxidation levels between green (minimally oxidized) and black tea (fully oxidized). It’s the variation in processing that result in an exceptionally diverse range of flavours, pretty much like the different red wines or white wines. Where and how they are grown, how old the tea tree is and the specific climate all determine the taste of each Oolong tea. Light oolongs as well as low/medium roast dark oolongs tend to have a sweeter taste.
Oolongs that are lightly oxidized still maintain their greenish colour. These oolongs often times have flavours that are closer to green tea. Having said that, due to oxidation, the taste is less grassy and smoother. The aroma tends to be flowery.
Darker oolongs with stronger oxidation levels have a different character. The leaves are dark due to the intense roasting process. Low to medium roast oolongs have a fruity and honeylike aroma’s whereas, high roast oolongs have more savoury notes such as cinnamon or caramel. Dark oolongs from Wuyishan (e.g. Da Hong Pao or Himalayan) also have a unique mineral rich taste. This is due to the unique soil of the tea region
Oolong Tea with Milk?
If you must have tea with milk, buy a cheaper Oolong tea to prepare with milk. But good and rich Oolong teas should be had without milk. Chinese bubble teas or Boba are prepared with milk.
What If your oolong tea is tasting bitter ?
If you found your oolong tea too bitter, you need to brew it at a lower temperature or lesser steep time than previous. Ideally oolong teas should be steeped at full temperature of 90 degrees, and you should try using less amount of the tea leaves and/or reduce the steeping time.
Benefits of Oolong Tea
- loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
- can increase your metabolism by 10 times ( post meals)
- can improve gut health as it has an antiseptic quality, and inhibits bad bacteria
- may help prevent diabetes ( some studies to back up)
- may help to prevent cardiovascular disease
- may help in weight-loss
- improve your skin
- improve your oral health
- calming effect
Note: One cup of oolong tea goes a long way.
Method /Process of making Himalayan Oolong tea
The preparation of oolong tea depends on the type of tea you are buying. Different types of teas require different brewing temperatures and steeping time.
You will need
- Fresh hot spring water at 85 degrees
- 1 teaspoon of oolong tea
- A clean cup or glass
- A spoon
- Honey is optional and better than sugar due to its anti-bacterial properties
The steeping temperature can vary. Generally, a time range for 4-5 minutes (or 3-4 minutes if you prefer lighter) at a temperature of 85 degrees is ideal.
1. Use a teaspoon of loose leaf for 150ml water, adjust the ratio according to the amount of tea you’re making
2. Figure out the best steeping time, by tasting at different steep timings. If you prefer you may taste your oolong tea in between to figure out the flavor and taste notes that work best for you.
3. You can steep Himalayan oolong tea 2-3 times or more provided you don’t over-steep your tea.
How to store Oolong tea
The more oxidized the tea is, the longer its shelf time or storage time. Oolong teas can be stored up to 24 months
Store your oolong tea in a cold and dark place away from items like spices and coffee that could leach their flavors in the tea. It is also a good idea to store your tea in an opaque and airtight jar.
A word of caution
Any tea taken in excess of that 3 cups is likely to be harmful to you. Drinking more than 4 cups of oolong tea per day can cause side effects due to the caffeine present and can range anywhere from headaches, vomiting, diarrhea to heartburn. Too much tea can also lead to high blood pressure due to caffeine.
Disclaimer ***As with all Ayurvedic products we recommend you consult your health care specialist and pregnant women should strictly avoid this product***