My name is Sharon and I am a super oolong tea lover. I set up this blog a year ago with the purpose of sharing my what I know of the tea. But during the past year, I kept receiving emails asking questions such as where to buy oolong tea, how to find the right oolong tea, etc.
As a super oolong tea lover, I am so fortunate to have been born, raised and live in China as I don’t need to spend too much money but have a large number of chances to experience different types of oolong teas. Actually, there is no oolong tea which is right for all of us. When the tea tastes right to you, then it is right. So, the only way to find the right tea is trying, trying and trying…
Ok, you may say that you do not have enough chances to try different oolong teas. Do not worry. You may find help in my newly launched sections.
In the section of Trying Oolong Tea for Free, you may have enough chances to try different types of fresh and high quality oolong teas for free.
In the section of Oolong Tea Store, I collect best teas I have tried from each types of oolong tea. You may have a try of more types of oolong here. I also make a list of tea ware I am using now. I love them! If you are interested, you may have a look at them.
Now, my blog will be a place where you can experience different delicious oolong teas, find the right oolong teas, make friends with other tea lovers and share tea experience.
About Oolong Tea
If you are new to oolong tea, the following introduction of oolong tea may help you have a general idea about the tea.
Oolong tea, also known as wu long tea, is believed to first begin to be produced about 400 years ago. According to history records, Fujian province of China is the origin location of Oolong tea. For centuries, it has been deeply enjoyed by Chinese tea connoisseurs. It is also one of the most famous teas in the world.
In Chinese, oolong means “black dragon”, it is not clear that if it is named after a place or a plant. Anyway, as its name suggests, it may have some relation with dragon, which was taken as the lucky indication in Chinese culture.
Oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea, integrating the best qualities of un-oxidized green tea and fully oxidized black tea. It has the richest taste among all kinds of teas. It is as strong and refreshing as black tea and also as clear and fragrant as green tea.
The primary processing of oolong tea includes sunshine withering, tedding fresh leaves, rocking green, stir-fry green, rolling and drying. Based on the different producing areas, it can be classed into four types, namely North Fujian Oolong tea, South Fujian Oolong tea, Guangdong and Taiwan Oolong tea.
The health benefits of oolong tea
Oolong benefits have been known for a long time in China. The most well known health benefits of oolong tea are its effect on the prevention of obesity and active contribution in weight loss. There are also other health benefits, including assisting in combating the aging of skin, preventing heart disease and cancer, reducing high blood pressure, prolonging and improving vitality and life span, strengthening teeth and prevent tooth decay, relieving physical and mental stress, treating skin problems such as eczema and rashes, improving brain power, lowering blood sugar levels and the treatment for diabetes patients.
Besides the benefits for health, oolong tea can also be used as a non-toxic household cleaner, deodorizer, disinfectant, etc.
So go ahead, browse the website to enjoy this unique gift from nature and maximize your oolong tea benefits. Here, you may also find answers for where to buy oolong tea and how to choose the best oolong tea.
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