(Wuiy Oolong Wu long Tea)
Country of Origin: China
Region: Wuyi Mountain Region, Fujian Province
Altitude: 400 - 1200 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Oolong
Infusion: Light amber, tending red.
Cup Characteristics: Smooth cup with exotic flavour notes.
Ingredients: Oolong tea
Oolong means semi fermented. They are manufactured very similar to black teas, but are given a much shorter withering period, a light roll (according to the type of oolong being made), and then allowed to ferment only until the edges of the leafs start to turn brown. The tea is then fired which arrests the fermenting process and captures the interesting character associated with Oolong tea.
The best China oolongs come from Fujian Province - in the Wuyi Mountains area since Fujian province is the historical 'birthplace' of China Oolongs.
Oolong Tea generally has higher anti-oxidant levels than standard black teas and is frequently used in Chinese medicine. It is reputed to raise your metabolism naturally as the tea leaf is thermogenic. 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.
Hot tea 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 reinfused and tea is poured to the lucky guests after about 1 minute. The leaves may be reinfused several times, with each resulting infusion yielding different liquor from the preceeding cup.
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