Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. It is produced by an elaborate and complicated process that includes drying leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant in strong sun. This is the same plant used for both black and green tea. Drying is followed by intentional oxidization, bruising and browning of the leaves and then roasting. Immensely popular around the world, Oolong tea is now produced in Taiwan and various regions of China.
We offer you both traditional Oolong as well as some more decadent blends.
Ready to sink into a teacup of decadence? The Silva Spoon Coconut Macaroon is a Creamy Coconut and rich dark Chocolate blend. This tea is combined with White and Lapacho Teas, Apple pieces and Blackberry Leaves. This one is a dessert in a teacup! Our Coconut Macaroon oolong tea is high in antioxidants and low in caffeine.
For a delicate and subtle collaboration of the finest white tea, summer fruits, mango and pear, with a hint of vanilla, try our White Fruits and Vanilla Oolong. This tea is a gorgeous caffeine free alternative, perfect for a morning sip or an after-dinner wind-down.
If you are craving a more traditional cup, our Silver Needles is a perfect white tea produced from tender new buds. This subtle yet extraordinarily full-bodied tea will be sure to put a contented smile on your face.
Spice up your life the healthy way with our Sweet Turnmeric Oolong blend. This naturally sweet and delicious blend of White tea, includes a pinch of Green tea, Turmeric, Pineapple, Apple, Rosehip, Mint, Calendula and Black Pepper. This cup is a light and delicate brew which is high in antioxidants.
Oolong Tea – Health Benefits
Oolong tea combines the qualities of both green and black tea. The process of oxidiation determines the type of tea you create. Green tea is made from fresh tea leaves which haven’t been exposed to the air, so oxidation has not occurred. Black tea leaves are crushed, which increases their oxidation rate (and gives them a darker colour). Oolong tea leaves are not crushed, but bruised and wilted in the sun, so they are oxidised to a lower degree. This
It’s a semi-oxidised tea, which means it is not fully oxidized like black tea, but more so than green tea. There is less caffeine in Oolong than black tea, but it still contains the lovely antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids and minerals that are so beneficial to your health.
With so many delicious blends of Oolong tea to choose from, it’s a win-win for your tastebuds and your health!