Oolong Tea is commonly known as the “Iron Goddess” and is a very popular tea. It is characterized by its stout, crinkly leaves.
✔ Oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea between green tea and black tea.
✔ For the same reason, it keeps both green tea and black tea’s characteristics – the refreshing and clearing flavor of green tea and the thick and luscious fragrance of black tea.
✔ More oxidized oolong displays an amber infusion and is often more nutty and roasted in flavor.
✔ Helps the body manage stress.
✔ Lowers inflammation and can help in protecting the body against free radicals.
✔ Helps lower blood sugar levels.
✔ Goods for brain health and mental alertness.
✔ Promotes metabolism and weight management.
BEST TIME TO DRINK:
✔ 30 minutes prior to work or work out – to aid weight loss;
✔ in the afternoon for late day sweet cravings and energy slumps; and
✔ 30 minutes before dinner – to aid weight loss.
TIPS IN TEA PREPARATION
A good cup of tea is easy to prepare which can warm the heart and soul of a tea lover but can be disappointingly tasteless when improperly steeped. Decide which type you want to brew, then heat the water and pour it over the tea. Let it steep for the right amount of time then remove the tea. Enjoy the tea on its own or with milk or honey.
Steep Time Recommendation:
Black Tea usually steeps for 4-5 minutes
Green, Oolong, Jasmine Lovers for 3 minutes
Silver Needle White Tea for 4 minutes
How to Make Iced Tea with Loose Leaf Tea:
Yield: Makes 1/2 Gallon
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
1. Heat half a gallon of water in a saucepan until almost boiling
2. Scoop 4 tablespoons loose tea into the hot water
3. Steep for 3-4 minutes
4. Pour steeped tea through a strainer into a tea jug (Optional: if sweet tea is desired, scoop 1/3 cup of sugar into a 1/2 gallon tea pitcher)
5. Stir, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve
6. Serve over ice and enjoy!