How to Make Perfect Oolong Tea
Oolong Tea is grown one thousand meters above sea level, in the high mountainous country of China, Taiwan, India, and Nepal. Translated, oolong means “Black Dragon.”
Oolong tea is semi-fermented, and when brewed, it has a fresh and elegant taste and aroma, with a hint of honey and charcoal. The liquid is light yellow, and can be enjoyed alone or with a main meal, as it has digestive properties. It is highly appreciated by connoisseurs in Japan, China, and throughout Southeast Asia.
Oolong tea is loaded with various required vitamins and minerals like potassium, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, selenium, and Vitamins A, C, E. Tea leaves with heavier oxidation always aids digestion and cleanses the body of toxins. Aside from this new research, previous studies have also shown the tea to be beneficial for weight loss to boot.
- Pour boiling water into a tea pot to warm it evenly and pour out.
- Place 5g of oolong tea into the teapot, followed by a little hot water, and quickly swill the tea to rinse. This wakes the tea up.
- Fill the tea pot again with boiling water and let it steep a few minutes.
- Pour some tea into your guest’s cup first, observing polite Chinese custom.
- Slowly sip your tea, allowing the aroma to rise into your palate and your nose.
- Steep the leaves 3-5 times; the 4th steep is said to be the best.
In general , Oolongs with lighter colored leaves tastes better with water at the lower portion when the bubbles are smaller but still forms ropes.
How you brew your tea is up to each person’s preference. We recommend you try each of the methods above to see which you like best and adjust the amount of tea and brewing time to suit your taste. Time to start sipping!