Oolong Tea (Wu Long Cha)-Loose Nuherbs brand
Herbal Information on Oolong Tea
Common Names: Oolong Tea, Wu Long Cha
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis; Folium Fermentata
Chinese Name: Wu Long Cha
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.
Package Size: 1 pound
Form: Loose Leaf Tea
Cautions: Does contain a small amount of caffeine.
Oolong Tea, is more than the tea which brought out to you before our egg rolls. This delicate refreshing tea promotes healthy digestion. Oolong is available in several different grades, which vary slightly in how it is processed. Oolong tea is semi-fermented. Oolong team is full of valuable nutrients including Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Manganese, Copper, and Selenium.
Oolong tea is also know as wulong which translates to Black Dragon. The different grades of oolong tea vary as much as a fine wine. The range of taste is fruity, smooth, nutty, delicate, floral and even earthy.
Additional Information about Oolong Tea
- Benefits blood sugar when used with a healthy diet and exercise
- Supports healthy bones
- The polyphenolic compound which is found in oolong tea is also responsible for the removal of free radicals in our body, because it functions as an antioxidant
- The compound called polyphenol in oolong tea is successful in controlling the metabolism of fat in the body and reduce obesity
- Promotes heart health
- Aids in mental alertness
It is recommended to drink one or two cups a day before 3pm, as oolong does contain caffeine and may affect your sleep.
How Should I Brew Oolong Tea?
When brewing oolong one of the major mistakes made is to over brew. Oolong is delicate and should be brewed 5 to 7 minutes. When brewed longer, the tea becomes bitter and somehow almost drying to the mouth.
Looking For More Brewing Tips? Here's Our Guide!
How to Brew a Flawless Cup of Tea
Have you been brewing tea for years but can't seem to find just the right way to brew? Or maybe you are new to teas and infusions and want some guidance. Either way, you've come to the right place! Try our easy, fool-proof method on how to brew a flawless cup of tea!
Step 1: Get your tea and cold water prepared.
Your tea might already come in teabags. If you have bulk herbs or loose leaf tea (like in the second picture), you will need a tea ball strainer or reusable tea bag to put the leaves into for straining. The amount of water should reflect how much tea you want to drink, plus a little extra. If you make too much, you can always store the rest in the fridge for some iced tea later.
Step 2: Preheat your teapot.
Boil enough water to fill your teapot one and one half times. Pour the hot water into the teapot and swish it around in order to heat the teapot up. Once the teapot is pre-heated, pour out the used water. Many people do not do this, but without doing this step, your tea becomes lukewarm quickly. This will keep your tea hotter for much longer.
Step 3: Measure out your tea.
Measure one teaspoon (1 tsp.) of loose tea for every cup you plan to pour, plus one for the pot. Trust me on this... it will make a difference! To brew a stronger tea, add a few extra teaspoons.
Step 4: Boil the water.
For black teas, bring the water to a full boil. Remove the tea kettle from the heat as soon as the water begins to boil. Boiling all the oxygen out of the water will flatten the tea's flavor. For more delicate green teas, remove the tea kettle from the heat before the water begins boiling, at 165-170 degrees F (74-77 degrees C). You can also add one part cold water to four parts boiling water to cool it to the ideal temperature range.
Step 5: Pour a small amount of hot water on the tea leaves.
Before steeping, pour a small amount of the hot water over the tea leaves to allow them to bloom (open up) and release some of their bitter tannins. Drain immediately.
Step 6: Fill the teapot with boiling water.
With your tea already in your teapot, fill the teapot with the boiling water. Keep the spout of the kettle close to the teapot while you pour so the water does not cool as you pour it in. Cover the teapot and leave the tea to brew. See our tea brewing times chart below for the best times for your type of tea.
Step 7: Pour yourself a cup of tea.
When the tea is done steeping, pour yourself a cup. Avoid keeping the leaves in contact with the hot water as over-brewed tea will become bitter and unpleasant.