Truly artisanal, Oolong teas are traditionally hand-rolled in a variety of methods which appearance, liquor color, and the uplifting aroma, resulting in rare oolong varieties which have an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and detoxifying alkaloids.
What is Oolong Tea?
Oolong Tea is another type of tea cultivated and harvested from the same tea plant- Camelia Sinensis. Oolong Teas are semi-oxidized teas and hence fall in a category between Black and Green Teas. Depending on how a tea master decides to process these teas, there are varying levels of oxidation which bring forth a variety of flavors and characterists in a cup. Traditionally rolled, twisted and curled, Oolong Teas can have a flavor profile between floral to grassy, sweet, toasted and more with captivating aromas and a world of good health.
What are the health benefits of Oolong Tea?
With origins in China, Oolong Teas have been traditionally considered to be a health-promoting beverage with a gamut of benefits for one's overall health. Oolong Teas are rich in polyphenols, a class of antioxidants, that have far-reaching positive effects on one's health. It helps in boosting one's metabolism, boosting overall immunity and helping with weight loss by improving the rate of fat burning by increasing the production of the enzyme Lipase. It also helps to reduce bad cholesterol. Oolong Teas also help in increasing alertness and other functions of the brain. It also helps in improving bone health and is great for oral health as well.
What are the different types of Oolong Teas available on Vahdam?
Vahdam sources exquisite Oolong Teas from estemeed tea estates in Darjeeling, Nilgiris and Kangra. We have several single-origin Oolong Teas like White Mountain Darjeeling Oolong Tea, High Mountain Second Flush Oolong Tea, Western Himalayan Kangra Oolong Tea, and our Blue Mointain Nilgiri Oolong Tea. Our blenders also curated an in-house blend - our Maharani Chai Spiced Oolong Tea.
What is the best way to make OolongTeas ?
For a perfect cup of Oolong Tea, take 200ml of fresh water in a saucepan and heat it to 80-90 degrees Celsius. Switch off the heat and add in 2 grams of Oolong Tea. Cover it and let it steep for 4-5 minutes. Strain and enjoy.
Is Oolong Tea rich in antioxidants?
Yes, Oolong Teas are rich in antioxidants, especially 'Polyphenols'. Polyphenols are a class of antioxidants that have a host of health benefits like boosting immunity, improving metabolis, weight loss, lowering bad choelsterol etc.