OOLONG is semi-fermented tea from China or Taiwan with a particularly detailed taste profile. Better known varieties are Tie Guan Yin Milky Oolong. The dark dancongs from Guangdong are treasured treasures. The latest insider tips are the Gaba oolongs.
People who buy Oolong teas like something a little more intense, but also at the same time mild taste. The biggest advantage of the well-known loose oolong varieties is that they are practical even with longer steeping times don't get bitter. They have an intense taste without tasting as strongly malty as an Assam tea. They are aromatic, expressive and at the same time fine in aroma, without resembling Ceylon tea or Darjeeling. Oolong teas are worthwhile because of them rich taste nuances necessarily an intensive exploration. It is no coincidence that we have selected four of the best tea candidates in this category for you. Only when you experience an excellent oolong pleasure kick in the cup will you get a taste for it.
Basically, Chinese oolong teas tend to be more towards green teas. This is why the Chinese call it “green-blue tea”. But for a tea connoisseur it turns out that he prefers the semi-fermented oolong varieties because of their taste qualities and their digestibility its own place in the tea universewould assign. A tea lover who has not yet made closer acquaintance with one of the many oolong representatives should definitely try the loosely sold oolong qualities from the Chinese tea province Fujian or from the former Formosa, now Taiwan. The taste comparison with oolong tea bags can only disappoint. The poor quality of what ends up in tea bags - usually excessively flavored - lacks the typical character of Oolong teas.
There are many legends in China about this semi-fermented tea, which can be translated as “black dragon” or “black snake”. This name has to do with the legends that are told in the classic growing countries. For example, experts know that in the Wuyi Mountains of the Chinese province of Fukien - called Fujian Province in a more recent transcription - four of the oldest tea bushes from which this tea comes can be found. They are called the “four famous tea bushes”. This already shows the mythical significance of this invigorating drink in the past. The fact that enjoying a cup of invigorating green, oolong or black tea is one of our natural everyday pleasures has not been the norm for very long. Today you can buy even the finest oolong teas on the internet to give them a try.
The preparation of an invigorating tea drink with loose tea leaves is unlike that of a tea bag hung in a cup. It is like a little ritual. The right brewing temperature is important. We will tell you these individually for each type of Oolong tea. All you have to do is scroll a little further on an article.
Here you can find out that our Tie Guan Yin Oolong Can withstand a water temperature of 85 ° C - 90 ° C and a steeping time of 2-4 minutes. The caffeine content of this pleasure tea is medium high, but still invigorating.
Of the Sweet osmanthus can brew a little longer with 3-4 minutes.