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Loose Leaf Oolong Tea

Whether your looking for Taiwan Oolong Teas, Dark Oolongs or Jade Oolongs, we have a wide range for you to choose from. If you'd like to sample teas, find out how you can order free samples: How to order Jenier tea samples.

History and making of Oolong Tea.

History of Oolong Tea.

Oolong tea has a long and complicated history full of art and tradition. Originating in the Chinese province of Fujian, Oolong Teas have changed over time, with each era adding new details to the story.
The name "Oolong" means "Black Dragon," which shows how bold and enchanting this tea is. Our ancestors deserve credit for making this incredible tea. They carefully watched the oxidation and fermentation of tea leaves to create the Oolong Teas we know today.
Ancient China used oolong tea as a sign of hospitality. In the modern world, oolong tea has crossed borders and cultures to become a popular drink all over the world.

Types of Oolong Teas

Oolong Teas, with their varied flavours and aromas, are as diverse as the regions they come from. The tea leaves are selected with extreme care and expertly blended to yield a unique sensory experience with every sip. Every tea master is skilled and has a unique way of making oolong tea, adjusting the step-by-step process and controlling the oxidising of the tea leaves until the perfect aroma and taste are achieved.
Traditional Oolong Teas, such as the light and floral Ti Kuan Yin Iron Goddess Oolong Tea  or Nanling Mountain Milk Oolong Tea from the Fujian Province, or the fruity and sweet Dong Ding from Taiwan, transport you to their regions with their distinctive taste profiles. Taiwan Oolongs are renowned for their exquisite taste. High Mountain Alishan and Dong Ding are made using a very similar 7 stage process. You can learn more about this in our Tea Hub article: Taiwan High Mountain Oolong - The 7 Stages of Making

Serving Suggestions

When you make and serve Oolong Tea, it can feel like a ceremony. For the best taste, rinse the tea leaves with hot water before you steep them, as this wakes them up and helps their natural flavours come out.
To bring out the different flavours of Oolong Tea, enjoy with light snacks like almond cookies or fruit tarts. Oolong Tea is also great with seafood and chicken dishes because it brings out the natural flavours of the food.

If you'd like to know more about oolong teas and food pairings, check out our post at the Tea Hub: Tea And Food Pairing.

Oolong Tea - Health Benefits

Oolong tea is considered by many to have a range of health benefits including a positive effect on digestion. Drinking oolong teas can help to contribute to your general wellbeing, although you should always look to find a type of Oolong tea with a flavour that suits your palette. You can learn more in our post Health Benefits Of Oolong Tea

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