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OliveNation's Perfect Cup of Oolong Tea




Tea Varieties

We offer many different high-quality varieties of Oolong Tea. Using loose, premium tea leaves always tastes better than tea bags and a simple strainer, tea ball or sachet will catch the leaves after they steep. If you like to have your tea sweet, there are many types of sugars to choose from as well.

Water

This is another matter of personal preference*. Many of us enjoy using spring water because it does not contain chlorine or fluoride as tap water and will allow the tea flavors to blossom. Use about 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for each cup (about 8 oz. of water). Experiment to find the perfect balance for you.


Temperatures

To brew tea and bring out all its richness, use boiling water for chai and herbal blends. For Oolong Tea, heat the water until it reaches a boil (212 degrees Fahrenheit) then allow it to cool to 190F before brewing your tea.


Steeping Times

Quality teas can often be steeped 2-3 times. Just add water at the appropriate temperature to your teapot. For Oolong Tea the average steeping time is 4 minutes.



*As with any recipe, personal preference will guide your choice and exact method: we are only presenting some time-tested procedures to get you started.


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