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Oolong Tea


Oolong tea originates from the Camellia sinensis plant. These tea leaves are purposefully bruised by shaking after they are picked.  The Chinese oolong tea is fermented at a lower degree and results in a lighter oolong. However, the Taiwanese oolong tea is fermented at a higher degree, giving them a stronger oolong flavor. 

Caffeine level

One cup of oolong tea has 10-15% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee.


Oolong is commonly brewed to be strong. It tastes bitter but leaves a sweet aftertaste.


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Health Benefits

Oolong tea aids food digestions very well which explains why it is so commonly served at Chinese restaurants. It is also a favorite weight loss tea as it helps boost metabolism, digest body fat and block carbohydrate.

Preparation Instructions

Brewing oolong tea usually requires hot water at 195º. Use 1.5 tsp of loose tea leaves per 8 oz of water and steep for 3 minutes. Please refer to the individual tea package for the exact instructions on how to make the perfect cup of oolong tea.


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