This is a dark oolong tea from Taiwan with a nutty toasty aroma, and a subdued peach taste. Ever feel torn between extremes? Want the soothing goodness of green tea but the bolder flavor of black? Have no fear, uncle oolong’s got you covered. Painstakingly, partially oxidized through a complicated process, this brown oolong tea is darker than most, about 75% oxidized to be exact. It was developed by a British entrepreneur named John Dodd in the mid nineteenth century, and for many decades was a favorite among American tea drinkers, back when the grace of daily tea drinking was still very much a part of the American way of life.
The tea’s medium body is complemented by nutty and toasty aromas. The flavor is light and sweet with notes of peach and roasted carrots, and a finish of toasted walnuts. The wonderfully lightness and fruity flavor make this an everyday, anyway tea. Enjoy it hot or cold.
Did I mention the copper color is easy on the eyes? Don’t be offended by the stems, either. That’s how it’s traditionally served in Taiwan. And believe me, they know something about oolong.
Here’s to your health: Oolongs sport a number of health claims. Studies show that it may: reduce cholesterol levels, preserve heart health, strengthen immune systems, help treat digestive disorders, as well as increase metabolisms and form strong bones.
Base leaf: whole leaves of Oolong tea
Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties known, immune system positive.
Flavor strength: Medium, Primary collection is toasted green with nutty finish.
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1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.