Oolong is a full-bodied tea that is derived from China and Taiwan and is well-known for its many health benefits. The tea is made from large leaves, which are picked, allowed to wither and then dried before the semi-fermentation process begins. Since oolong tea is semi-fermented, it combines the best characteristics found in both black and green teas. It has a rich flavor and is known for its floral aftertaste and soothing aroma.
The full-bodied tea is a great source of natural anti-oxidants and also contains some essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B2, C and E, zinc, selenium and florin. With so many nutrients packed into oolong tea, it’s no surprise that it has a wide range of health benefits. From lowering cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease to promoting weight loss, this tea encourages the healthy functioning of the digestive cycle, circulatory, and immune systems.
Oolong tea is primarily manufactured in the Fujian region of China and around Doi Tung Mountain in Taiwan.
Chinese oolong is known to have very distinctive taste, which results from a longer fermentation process than oolong from Taiwan. There are many varieties of Chinese oolong presenting a wide-range of full-bodied taste. Some are light and sweet while others brew a strong floral aftertaste. If you are interested in trying a specially grown oolong with a strong, unique floral taste and aroma, we recommend trying EnjoyingTea’s Award Winning Fragrant Oolong. This tea has won numerous tea awards in China and tea lovers and experts alike cherish it.
Taiwanese oolong is known to be some of the best oolong tea in the world. Due to the varied climate and geography including mountains and coastal points, there is a diverse offering of oolongs that differ in taste, aroma and color. For a wonderfully, creamy and sweet taste, you might enjoy trying Milk Oolong Tea, also known as Jian Xuan. Milk oolong tea produces a milky aroma with a creamy, light, sweet taste. It is naturally processed with no artificial flavoring and is absolutely delightful.
With such a wide array of oolong teas, it might be hard to choose just one! If you’re interested in a great variety, click here to view our selection of oolong teas.