Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes with a water temperature between 80 and 90 degrees
Our ginseng oolong tea has been acclaimed for centuries for its unique flavour and health benefits. This type of oolong tea is made from high-quality green oolong and then blended with small amounts of powdered ginseng root tea. Both ingredients are known for their medicinal properties, providing an unusual combination that makes ginseng oolong a popular choice amongst tea connoisseurs.
Where Does it Come From
This comes from the Chinese province of Hunan, where it is carefully grown and blended with care to ensure that our oolong ginseng tea remains of the highest possible quality.
With the Xiang River meandering through its lands, Hunan province is situated in South-Central China abreast of the middle reaches of the Yangtze and Lake Dongting. Its borders feature Hubei to its north; Jiangxi eastward; Guangdong southward; while the southwest houses a shared edge with Guangxi and Guizhou lies westwards. Changsha forms as capital thereof.
The youngest sprouts undergo a delicate final step before their drying process. Ginseng oolong is a delicate blend of the finest tea leaves, infused with the zestiness of Ginseng and crafted into bold khaki-coloured balls. This delectable loose leaf encompasses Earthy notes while providing an unforgettable sensory experience.
The History Ginseng Oolong
For centuries, ginseng oolong loose tea (Lan Gui Ren) has been esteemed as both an indulgent and restorative beverage. Dating back to one of the earliest known Chinese texts in 741 BC, this tea earned its revered status not only 500 years ago.
This was is when it was adopted by Emperor Tang's consort - awarded with the title 'King's Tea' or 'Orchid Beauty', but far before then. As time passes, modern-day enthusiasts continue to commemorate this superior beauty-promoting elixir for its abundant health benefits along with its renowned aesthetic attributes.
The combination of Oolong tea and ginseng root is a Chinese tradition that continues to this day. This compelling blend provides an enjoyable experience while also offering numerous health benefits.
How to Make Ginseng Oolong Tea
To make ginseng oolong, you should start by heating water to a temperature of around 80°C.
Then, steep 1-2 teaspoons of this tea in the hot water for about 3 minutes. Once the desired flavour has been achieved, remove the strainer and enjoy your ginseng oolong.
You can also add honey or other sweeteners if desired to enhance the flavour. For those wishing to experience all the health benefits this blend offers, it is recommended that they drink ginseng oolong at least twice a day!
Caffeine Levels: Has low levels of caffeine, there are 35-37 mg of caffeine per 8-oz cup. making it an ideal choice for those who are looking to reduce their caffeine intake.
Tasting Notes: This tea offers an exquisite cup with a rich, toasty aroma and flavorful notes of herbaceousness, toasted sweetness and slight zing from the ginseng. Enjoy this unique blend’s bright flavour!
Ginseng Oolong Tea Benefits
Ginseng oolong tea is rich in antioxidants, which can help protect the body from oxidative damage and reduce inflammation.
It has also been found to have anti-ageing properties, as ginseng oolong helps to improve skin elasticity and moisture levels. Additionally, it provides energy without causing a caffeine crash later on. It also enhances alertness and focus, making it ideal for those who need an extra boost throughout the day.
In addition to these benefits, it has traditionally been used to promote heart health. Regular consumption of ginseng oolong tea may help reduce cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. It also contains vitamins and minerals that can help strengthen the immune system, making it an excellent choice for those who want to stay healthy.
See more about Oolong Tea Benefits on our blog.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Diabetes, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime