What is Taiwan Oolong Tea?
Taiwan Oolong tea is one of the best quality Oolong teas around the world.
The tea leaves are withered under the sun, then oxidised and rolled into spherical shapes. Though the leaves are dark green in colour, the tea itself is golden in colour.
Due to the huge variation in farming conditions, such as elevation, soil and climate, the flavour profiles can range from light, floral fragrance to sweet, fruity aroma.
How Much Caffeine Does Oolong Tea Contain?
Studies show that caffeine in tea plants work as a natural defence against insects and herbivores.
The naturally occurring caffeine produces a bitter taste, which deters the plant's nemeses from eating it.
Therefore, young buds and leaves have the highest caffeine content.
While the flavour profiles of Oolong teas vary by farming conditions, such as elevation, soil and climate, so do the caffeine contents vary from source to source, season to season.
As a rule of thumb, there is around 37 mg of caffeine in an 8 oz cup (227 ml) of Oolong tea, compared to 100 mg of caffeine in a cup of coffee.
Note: As you repeatedly steep the same tea bag, leaves, the caffeine content in additional cups does not add up to more than if you just eat the leaves.
Is Oolong Tea a Good Coffee Substitute?
It depends on the reason you drink coffee.
Most of us drink coffee for the caffeine fix to stay awake.
As indicated above, the caffeine content of Oolong tea is around 1/3 of coffee.
Instead of a punch in the face to wake you up, you get a gentle neck rub to ease you back into your stride.
Can Drinking Oolong Tea Help Lose Weight Faster?
Based on Dr Axe's article on Oolong tea, drinking Oolong tea can promote weight loss by helping your body produce more heat and increase metabolism.
By combining exercises, the heightened metabolism can help burn fat faster.
How Much Calorie Is in a Cup of Oolong Tea?
Each cup of Oolong tea contains no calorie, so it is a good drink to have to maintain a healthy lifestyle and lose weight.
How Do You Steep or Brew Loose Leaf Oolong Tea?
As a rule of thumb, use around 6 ounces of water (177 ml) with 2 teaspoons of loose tea leaves (2-3 grams).
Heat the water to 180-200 degrees Fahrenheit (82-93 degrees Celsius).
Place the leaves in the teapot or cup.
Rinse the leaves by pouring just enough water to cover the leaves, and immediately discard the water. This step is to open the rolled leaves for better flavour.
Steep the tea leaves by pouring 6 ounces of water for 2 teaspoons of loose tea leaves.
Steep for 3-4 minutes.
Pour the tea into another mug to drink.
The same tea leaves can be steeped 3-4 times.
Can You Make Cold Oolong Tea?
Cold brewing Oolong tea is known to retain more of the tea leaves' natural flavours compared to steeping in boiling water where leaves may be scorched.
As a result, cold brewed Oolong tea is less bitter and has a sweeter taste profile.
The ratio of water to tea leaves is similar to normal steeping, around 6 ounces of water (177 ml) to 2 teaspoons of loose tea leaves (2-3 grams).
Place tea leaves in an empty glass bottle, and pour room temperature water to get the desired ratio.
Leave the glass bottle inside a fridge, at 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius), overnight (6-8 hours), or enough time to let the tea leaves unfurl completely.
Make sure the bottle has a lid, so the tea doesn't absorb the tastes of other food inside the refrigerator.
Once the tea is ready, separate the tea and tea leaves to enjoy your cold, refreshing beverage.
What Our Friends Say About ToDoTea
I brewed this milk oolong gong fu style 5g in 100mL. I did 6 brews (not including the rinse) and the aroma and flavor was still very good. This milk oolong has a muted buttery smell and slightly fruity taste. It's very delicious and I highly recommend it! The shipping was also pretty fast and thank you so much for adding extra free samples :)
Got a sample of this tea, and others. After all the samples were gone, this is one that I kept thinking about. Bold, not bitter, unique flavor through many gongfu infusions.
I was very satisfied with the taste of this oolong and the flavor lasted through several steepings. I would easily recommend this tea to a friend. I received this tea as a free sample and I plan on ordering more upon my next stock up. Thank you Tony and Doris.
brewed ~5g in 4 oz of water for 30, 45, then 60s.
Color: pretty clear golden yellow tea soup
Taste: not as in your face as the flavoured milk oolongs I have had before but good milk notes that last through brewings along the oolong backbone
Mouthfeel: relatively silky, pleasant
Aftertaste: sweet oolong notes with a bit of milkiness in the back of the throat
This Oriental Beauty is sweet and soothing. Absolutely perfect for a tea party with my girlfriends or when I'm by myself with a good book.
Refreshing like Oolong, and full of flavour like Black tea. Loving this unique tea from ToDoTea.
When sipping the light-lime tea brew, it's so smooth & good smell throughout the whole drinking. It tastes so different from the tea bags of western countries. I drink the High Mountain Oolong tea everyday now. Can't wait to try other product else of ToDoTea.
I really enjoyed the Milk Oolong I got from ToDoTea, it has a spectacular aroma, and excellent natural milky flavor. The taste linger in your mouth, makes you want to come back for more. I highly recommend the Taiwan Milk Oolong!
I have been a long time admirer of Taiwan Oolong teas, and the loose leaves from Shan Lin Xi are some of the best out there.
These guys do know Oolong!
After doing some research and trying sample Oolong teas from different stores, this is my favourite high mountain Oolong. I love the flexibility of loose leaf teas, that I can adjust the flavour just the way I like it. I drink two cups of Taiwan Oolong tea every single day.
High quality loose leaf teas that taste great without the guilt attached to it.
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This is the first product I bought from ToDoTea, and it totally exceeded my expectations!
Can't wait to try the Oolong teas.