Feel Good With Oolong Tea
Welcome to Tealicious Tea Company’s blog. I am the writer Nancy Prokosh, who tries to write helpful and informative blogs in order to help understand all of the great things tea has to offer. I also am the internet’s most passionate tea expert and will happily answer any questions you may have.
You may wonder what Oolong tea is and what it can do for your mind and body. I researched it and found some pretty impressive benefits.
Oolong tea is grown in China and is considered a traditional Chinese tea. There are several varieties of oolong tea, such as: Red Robe, Gold Turtle, Iron Monk, White Comb, Cliff Rock, Iron Goddess of Mercy and Phoenix Mountain, these names were chosen from the gardens, the villages or towns it was grown in or from certain predominant and legendary people.
In the early days, strict rules governed the handpicked gathering of the fresh leaves along with the critical timing. It was considered crucial to pluck the leaves before spring rain occurred, thus promoting new tea shoots. The pickers were traditionally young girls who gathered the leaves and placed them in wicker baskets. The pickers could not touch the leaves nor have eaten garlic or onions, due to the contamination it would exude. Absolutely clean fingernails were a must while plucking as defects in the leaves were not allowed.
Oolong tea has been used over the centuries as somewhat of a medicine. During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) a book was written by Li Shenzhen where it stated drinking tea for an extended period of time will give longevity and protect from obesity. Oolong teas contain many antioxidants and are considered to fight cancers, heart disease, eczema, diabetes and high blood pressure.
In China, there were studies completed on oolong tea and stress and concluded that people who suffer from mood swings, depression and anxiety would benefit from drinking it.
Oolong tea is very easy to prepare, and should be included in your daily routine, if you are seeking to improve your overall health. World Health experts and doctors all over the world suggest this tea elixir to people for naturally improving their health condition.
Preparing the Tea:
Preparing oolong tea is very simple, as it is no different than preparation from any other tea. The tea plant is left to wither, oxidize, is rolled and finally dried. Once the leaves are dried, the color becomes darker, and the plant exhibits a certain aroma that carries a fresh scent. You can use the leaves to prepare a cup of tea. One very important part in preparation is you need to give it enough steeping time to allow the natural flavor to seep out.
Enjoy this delightful drink and send me your comments. Honey Oolong tea spins to an amber color if it is properly steeped. It has a lovely taste and if you steep it for 1-1.5 minutes, it makes a sumptuous cup of Oolong.
Nancy Prokosh, Tea Expert
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