Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes with a water temperature between 80 and 90 degrees
Milk Oolong Tea is a beverage unlike any other. It’s the product of briefly heating half-fermented, semi-oxidised leaves in milk water steam to create an unmistakably creamy, indulgent flavour.
This remarkable infusion, known and loved by many, also carries a distinct caramel-like note when brewed. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, we pack it fresh to order.
When it comes to Oolong Tea Benefits, meanwhile, countless researchers agree that it can aid digestion. In fact, such is its ability to soothe the gastrointestinal tract that it has since been dubbed “Chinese Restaurant Tea”.
After all, having a hefty meal of noodles and dumplings often requires a sizable period to allow for the stomach to settle. Milk Oolong Tea, it turns out, can help.
Facts about Oolong Tea
- Did you know that less than 2% of the world’s Tea drinkers choose Oolong Tea?
- Did you know that many consider Oolong the ‘in-between’ Tea owing to its unique, extraordinary production requirements?
- Did you know that it originates from the Chinese Fujian province, specifically the beautiful, iconic Wuyi Mountains?
- Did you know that there are several theories about how Oolong came into existence?
- Did you know that Taiwan (formerly Formosa), an island off the coast of mainland China, creates its own type of Oolong?
The ‘In-Between’ Tea
Even without steaming it over milk water, Oolong in all its shapes and sizes has a multitude of noteworthy qualities. And so the question begs: why call it the ‘in-between’ Tea? This refers to its processing, whereby it’s only partly oxidised. In other words, it sits somewhere between Green Tea and Black Tea in terms of its production.
Yet it’s important to note the term “somewhere”. This is because seldom do two Oolong Teas share the same oxidation levels. Some types undergo 8% oxidation while others can be oxidised up to 80%.
Less oxidation means its taste likely resembles Green Tea, while more oxidation almost certainly makes it akin to Black Tea. Milk Oolong Tea, on the other hand, boasts a flavour considered totally unique!
Type of Tea: Oolong Tea.
Contains Allergen: Lactose
Origin: Fujian Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 C. Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Best served without additions.
Tasting Notes: Creamy, herbaceous and sweet are just a few of the words to describe Milk Oolong Tea. Some even go as far as to suggest it has notes reminiscent of white chocolate!
Colour in Cup: Yellow liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Drinking Milk Oolong Tea
So how, exactly, does Milk Oolong aid digestion? According to research, it can alkalise the digestive tract, reducing inflammation in those with acid reflux and ulcer problems.
Additionally, some scientists believe that it’s antiseptic, meaning it could clear harmful bacteria in the stomach. Pretty amazing for your morning cuppa, huh?
Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon