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The things that make you go ooh! As a delightful sip that is somewhere perfectly in the middle of the refreshing Green and the bold Black, Oolong tea will give you a slight caffeine boost while teasing your tastebuds. With a range of potential health benefits, there are more than enough reasons to make Oolong your next cup of delicious tea.
A wide range of delicious Oolong teas to choose from
Oolong teas have been steeped in Chinese tradition for centuries. Because of its subtle flavour profile, Oolong tea is perfect to be blended with other delicious flavours. From our incredible Pink Juniper Sling with its sweet undertones to the creamy goodness of our Oolong Chocolate Chai, there is no better place to find the perfect Oolong tea for you than at T2.
The diversity of Oolong teas
Oolong tea hails from vast plantations in China and has been revered as an important contributor to natural and western herbal medicine concepts. It might just be the hints of melon and sweetness of this light brew that draw people in and keep them wanting more for generations, or it could be the light caffeine component that has made this a favoured variety of tea around the world.
The origins of Oolong
As with many Green and Black tea varieties, the Camellia Sinensis plant is used in the production of Oolong tea. What makes Oolong such a special brew is how the leaves are processed. It is the partial oxidisation of the leaves after sun-drying that creates this unique tea blend. Oolong forms part of a long-standing cultural tradition for the people of China as an all-day beverage that has made its way into the world for all to enjoy.
A tea to sip before you start your day
Aside from its delicious flavour, many Oolong tea benefits can be enjoyed as a regular part of your day. Whether at home appreciating a warm brew from a specially designed tea mug or enjoying a pot or two with friends after a meal, our special Oolong blends offer a host of potential health benefits.
How to brew a great Oolong tea
Like all teas, there is a trick to brewing the perfect cup of Oolong. This simple step-by-step process will see you enjoying a sip that will put the ooh-la-la into every Oolong brew.
The ceremony of pouring tea has been a long-standing tradition in many cultures around the world. It is intended to be a calm and peaceful process, so it is important to make sure you have all your instruments and ingredients ready before you begin to enhance your tea-drinking experience.
Apply the right amount of heat
Whether you’re using a tea bag or taking the more traditional route by brewing tea leaves with one of our infusers, the key to the perfect cup is applying water that is at the right temperature — Oolong tea is best brewed at 80-90 degrees Celsius.
Achieve the perfect pour
The recommended amount of tea leaves to use is one teaspoon per cup. With this particular type of tea being such a light variety, some people prefer to add a bit extra to enhance the taste. For a stronger cup of Oolong tea, an additional teaspoon of tea leaves will amplify its delicious flavour.
Sip away and enjoy
A good cup of Oolong tea is a pleasure for all. As a tea variety that naturally has a lighter level of caffeine, this is an ideal all-day sipper that still packs a punch for those who like a bit more kick than a Green tea can give. Want to make your cuppa a little sweeter and creamier? A dash of milk might just do the trick.
Find your faves at T2
Whether you’re shopping online, opting to click and collect from your local T2 store or browsing the collection at one of our many store locations, T2 offers a spectacular array of options with some of the most impressive tea blends and flavours in Australia. Browse our online catalogue today to find the perfect Oolong teas for you to enjoy at home, with a friend or to give as the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life.
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