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- Measuring Cup and Spoon
- A timer
- A mug
- An infuser
- 1 Oolong tea loose-leaf
- Filtered water
- 2 Cups Water
- Use an electric kettle that has a temperature setting to boil the water. It would be best if you brewed it within 185 and 208 degrees F.
- Allow the water to cool for a few minutes.
- Add two teaspoons of the tea into a mug and add the water to it. Allow it to steep for about 10 seconds. Pour out the water and add another cup of water to the leaves and steep for one minute.
- Serve the black Oolong tea after the first infusion. (If you need another cup of tea, keep adding 30 seconds to the previous infusing time?
What is Oolong Tea?
Oolong tea has its origin from China. It is a traditional tea from the Camellia Sinensis leaves, which is the same plant family of green and black tea. The making process is what makes it different from black and green tea. You wither the plant in the intense sun then allow for the leaves’ oxidation before you curl and twist it.
What kind of Tea is Oolong?
The tea is a true tea, and we cannot term it as a black tea or green tea. Even if it comes from the same plant family as that of green and black tea, it is in its category. It has more characteristics of black and green tea at the same time, making it be in the middle of the two drinks.
What does Oolong Tea taste like?
The flavor will vary from a light to a full-body depending on the oxidation levels it undergoes. Its taste will be floral or grassy and sweet or toasty also depending on the quality.
Where to buy Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is conventional, and you can buy it from food cafes, tea joints, or general physical stores. For convenience and availability of variety to choose from, you can check-in online stores like Amazon, Target, eBay, and the likes.
How long to Steep Oolong Tea
We recommend that the steeping time is within 1 or 5 minutes. The duration will depend on your type of tea, and its quality as leaves and powder forms infuse at different rates.
How to drink Oolong Tea
Some of the extra ingredients that you can add to this tea to add flavor and benefits are:
- Maple syrup
Avoid using sugar to sweeten the tea. Some people add milk, but this isn’t advisable.
- Chi-Tang Ho, Xiaochun Wan, Shiming Li, Min-Hsiung Pan, Wei-Lun Hung, and MonthanaWeerawatanakorn: Chemistry and health beneficial effects of oolong tea and theasinensins: December 2015
- Megan Metropulos: What are the health benefits of oolong tea?: September 6, 2017