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Formosa Oolong Slimming Loose Leaf Tea in Assorted Packs

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Smooth and slightly sweet; toasty with a touch of dryness.
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Formosa Oolong
Oolong - Wu long - Red Tea
Variable Pack Size and Packaging

Country of Origin: Taiwan.
Region: Taoyuan County.
Cup Characteristics: Smooth and slightly sweet; toasty with a touch of dryness.
Infusion: Tending black, noting the longer fermentation time for this high quality oolong.
Ingredients: Oolong tea.
Antioxidant Level: High.
Caffeine Content: Low.

Oolong tea is reputed raise your metabolism naturally as the tea leaf is a thermogenic.
Drink as part of a controlled diet to best utilise the slimming properties of this tea.

Oolong means semi-fermented. After rolling, the tea is allowed to ferment only until the edges of the leaves start to turn brown. The tea is then fired which arrests the fermenting process and captures the interesting character associated with oolong tea. In Taiwan, producing oolong tea involves highly specialized skills in the control of the withering, oxidation and firing. A slight variance in any of these gives each variety a distinctive aroma, flavour, colour and finish.

The best oolongs come from Taiwan (Formosa) where the character of short-fired oolongs has been described as peach-like with a refreshing, fruity, herbaceous character, whereas long-fired oolongs take on bakey notes with rich amber liquids. This tea falls into the latter category.

If you do not change your diet other than drinking three cups a day, you could still lose up to 7lb in a year.
Recommended:  Drink three times a day as part of a controlled diet. Also see Pu Erh teas for slimming.

Traditional Brewing Method

Oolong teas are best enjoyed when the leaves are briefly infused with hot water, which is then poured off. The tea is then re-infused and tea is poured to the lucky guests after about 1 minute. The leaves may be re-infused several times, with each resulting infusion yielding different liquor from the preceding cup.

Add sugar to taste. Milk not recommended for oolong tea.

Simple Hot Tea Brewing Method

Put 1 teaspoon per cup into your teapot, and add 1 more to the pot (add a little more tea for a more intense infusion). Heat water to around 80-90°C and pour over the tea leaves. Leave to infuse for 3-6 minutes, then serve and enjoy.

This tea can be brewed in a tea infuser right in your cup for a single serving.

Iced Tea Brewing Method

Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the amount of tea leaves used. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.

Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.

To make 1 litre of iced tea: Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant jug. Pour half a pint (275ml) of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving jug with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving jug while straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the jug with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.

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