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Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea, which is primarily grown and processed in China and Taiwan. Also known as wu long, this semi-fermented tea derives its name from the Chinese harvester of the same name who created it.
If you have trouble choosing between black and green tea, Oolong Tea is the perfect option for you. It is not fully oxidized as black tea hence has a mild flavour.
Oolong tea is known to promote healthy hair and improve fine lines and wrinkles. If you are feeling a bit unfocused, the caffeine in Oolong tea can help you stay alert and lend you enough energy to get through the day.
This nutrient-packed tea is a great addition to your collection. Depending on the level of oxidation and the cultivating region, a good Oolong Tea can have flavours ranging from smoky to sweet.
Ideal way to brew the tea is to steep it for 2-5 minutes. It is a perfect way to start the day or have a cup of it to beat the afternoon slump. Some say that Oolong tea can be steeped thrice before throwing out and each brew offers different strengths.
Roasting of Oolong leaves is also a common method to imbibe a stronger bolder flavour. However, the more these leaves are roasted, the higher the loss of the 'brighter' flavour that Oolong is known for.
Ideal food pairing: Since Oolong Tea has complex flavours that pair well with a hearty grilled meat. All your BBQs and roasts can be washed down with a hot cup of strong Oolong Tea.