Milk Oolong tea
The Milk Oolong tea is a unique and high grade of Oolong tea from Fujian province in China. It is a super grade of Ti Kuan Yin Oolong tea. It has a unique milky flavor giving it the name of Oolong milk tea. Oolong is a semi fermented tea variety. Several studies indicate it boosts the metabolism. The flavor notes include milk and honey orchids. This is a premium naturally soft tasting tea. It is a great all day sipping tea.
Drink your milk Oolong tea hot or cold
For hot brewed tea, brew your Milk Oolong tea at 90°C/194°F or higher. It has a natural sweetness and orchid and milk like tasting notes. Therefore it is great both hot as well as iced. For a cold brew place some leaves in room temperature water for 8+ hours. This tea will brew a mellow flavour, with slow extraction and fewer tannins, resulting in less bitterness. The Oolong leaf is semi-fermented. What semi fermented tea means is that in terms of colour and flavour it falls roughly mid-way between black and green teas.
Milk oolongs have fairly high antioxidant levels. Also, more antioxidants are extracted from the tea leaves when steeping them longer. Around 3/4 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of this tea is usually enough to make a tea mug with medium flavor strength. This Oolong milk tea not only tastes good, but can help you with your health too.
Health benefits of Oolong tea
Articles from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggest that drinking Oolong teas reduced body fat and inclusion of catechins may help in life-style related diseases. Moreover, Oolong tea is also used as an astringent cleanser for the skin. Therefore it can help with problems associated with acne. Lastly, the polyphenols in Oolong help to promote free radical elimination and improve overall health. Next, read our blog post on Oolong and green tea facts: Health benefits for more oolong tea knowledge.
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