More about Oolong Tea
What is Oolong tea?
Oolong tea or other names is Wulong tea or black dragon.
Oolong tea is a type of semi-oxidized. This means that during production, tea producer will control the level of oxidation from initiate to halte at some point before the leaves are considered fully oxidized. This is the reason why some people described oolong tea is as being in between green tea and black tea. However, as with many things in the world of tea, it is more complicated than this.
Because of the complex processing of oolong tea. This is the basic processing: It will take around 36 hours to 48 hours to produce, includes many steps such as wilting, killing green, oxidation, crushing, shaping, drying. On average to get 1 kg of dried tea, it takes about 4.5 kg of fresh tea leaves.
Oolong tea areas in world
Oolong tea in China:
The majority of Chinese wulong production comes from the mountainous regions of Fujian Province with 11% of tea grown is oolong tea in China. Fujian is home to the Anxi Tie Guan Yin and Wu Yi Yan Cha styles. Furthermore, Guangdong province is also famous with Feng Huang Dan Cong wulong.
Oolong tea in Taiwan:
Taiwan is famous for its production of wulong tea; 90% of tea produced there is wulong. The island is able to produce a myriad of wulong styles due to the micro-climates of the different growing regions, a product of the vast differences in elevation across the island.
Oolong tea in other countries:
Oolong in Thailand: the area surrounding Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai is home to many tea gardens that produce oolong tea.
Oolong in Vietnam: Moc Chau and Lam Dong is the mainland of producing oolong tea.
The gardens mostly grow Taiwan tea cultivars and use Taiwan oolong processing methods and machinery to produce clones of famous Taiwan wulongs.
Benefits of oolong tea
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- Increase metabolism, help lose weight
- Lower Cholesterol
- Increased alertness
- Protection of the gastrointestinal tract
- Strong hair
- Improving the condition of the skin
- Stability of the blood sugar
- Prevent tooth decayPrevent osteoporosis and strengthen bones
- Strengthen the immune system
How to make a good cup of oolong tea?
There are some techniques to make a good lotus tea cup:
- Firstly: preheat the teaset by boiling water, then pouring the amount of tea leaves into the teapot. You can control your taste by the quantity of tea leaves.
- Next: Wake up the tea leaves: pour the hot water into teapot with temperature is 95℃ (203℉) for 10 – 15 seconds.
- Finally: you can use this bar chart to steep tea leaves. Remember that open the lid of teapot while waiting for the next infusion.
Oolong tea can brew in 5 – 7 infusions