Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis
Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea.
It’s made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same plant used to make green tea and black tea. The difference is in how the tea is processed.
The process of oxidation is what creates green, dark, or oolong teas.
Green tea is produced from fresh tea leaves that have not undergone oxidation, a chemical reaction that begins when the leaves are exposed to the air and which is responsible for the color and taste of different types of tea. Black tea is created when leaves are fully crushed to enhance oxidation, and oolong is created when leaves are wilted in the sun and slightly bruised to create partial oxidation. (Healthline)
Oolong Tea undergoes partial fermentation, producing a beautiful medley of black and green teas with lightly roasted curled leaves, and it has a full-bodied, smooth taste. Low in caffeine, one cup of oolong tea has 10-15% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee. A succulent tea sure to appeal to the senses of both the black and green tea lover.It combines the qualities of dark and green teas, giving it several purported health benefits.Similar to black and green teas, oolong tea contains several vitamins, minerals, and helpful antioxidants.
For example, consuming oolong tea may aid in weight loss and reduce stress.
Daily serving size: Pour 8-12 oz of simmering water (180° F) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-3 minutes.
Packaging: To preserve freshness, aroma, and potency, our 1 lb loose teas are packaged in a polyfoil bag with a re-sealable zipper closure, protecting the contents from light exposure and moisture.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.