Profile: Organic Oolong Tea

Oolong tea profile

Oolong tea is complex in both flavor and preparation. To make oolong tea, leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant undergo a 7 step process of withering, bruising, and partial oxidation. The end result is somewhere between a black and a green tea, with layers of flavor that an avid tea drinker can appreciate.

Oolong tea is well-known for its ability to hold its flavor after multiple infusions. Each steeping reveals a new flavor profile. It’s a great tea to have throughout the day.

There are two main types of oolong teas: jade oolongs and amber oolongs. Jade oolongs have a more floral, vegetal notes, while amber oolongs tend to be more robust, with toasty notes. Oolong teas come primarily from Taiwan and China.

In terms of health benefits, oolong tea is known for sharpening thinking skills and improving mental alertness. It also possesses heart health antioxidants.

Recommendations:

Organic Tae Guan Yin Oolong: Tightly curled jade leaves unfurl, revealing an orchid-like fragrance. The flavor is pleasantly complex, with a smooth vegetal body, sweet honey notes and floral undertones.

Organic Wu Yi Oolong: A classic, dark roasted organic oolong with a smooth, rich body and sweet finish. From the Wuyi Mountains in Southeastern China.

Organic High Mountain Oolong: Our most premium oolong, with a full, complex flavor, resilient to multiple infusions. The fragrance is rich and vegetal with delicate floral notes. Each infusion is different, revealing new layers of flavor. This is a rare organic jade oolong from Vietnam, a must-have for an oolong lover.

Instructions:

Steeping Time
Steep: 1-3 Minutes
Amount: 1 tsp. per 12 oz. Water
Steeping Temperature
Water Temp: 185°F
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