Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes with a water temperature between 80 and 90 degrees
Vietnam Tung Ting Oolong Tea is a type of Oolong Tea. It comes from the Lam Dong province of southern Vietnam near Bao Loc, manufactured using methods similar to Taiwan (formerly Formosa).
This involves picking the leaves and laying them out in the open sun to dry. Next, it undergoes rolling in bamboo baskets, thus kickstarting oxidation, before being dried using low temperatures.
Like any Type of Oolong Tea, this delectable beverage is semi-fermented. Many indeed describe it as the “in-between” Tea due to its processing being somewhere between Green Tea and Black Tea.
When brewed, Vietnam Tung Ting Oolong boasts a vibrant green liquor with a fine, flowery, sweet scent and flavour. We pack it fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory.
Facts About Tea From Vietnam
- Tea, regardless of the type, has played a significant role in Vietnamese culture for centuries.
- Its consumption is a fairly informal affair - unlike Japan, the home of the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
- Despite its age-old association with Vietnamese society, Tea production only began in the country in the 1880s. This was when French colonists began establishing plantations.
- According to recent statistics, Vietnam is the fifth largest Tea producer in the world, creating an estimated 260,000 tonnes every year.
- Loose Leaf Green Tea is the most common type made - thus making our Vietnam Tung Ting Oolong somewhat of a rarity.
Does Vietnam Tung Ting Oolong Contain Caffeine?
Caffeine, as most will know already, is a stimulating chemical compound. It exists in around 60 plants, including, of course, Camellia sinensis (Tea).
However, the specific caffeine amount differs depending on the type of Tea chosen. Oolong, as a rule of thumb, contains 35-37 mg per 8-oz cup, which should be enough to get you out of bed in the morning. Still, most pick this infusion because of its great taste!
Type of Tea: Oolong Tea.
Origin: Lam Dong Province, Vietnam.
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: Embrace a distinct floral flavour with sweet undertones.
Colour in Cup: Green-yellow liquor, light in tone.
Vietnam Tung Ting Oolong Tea Health Benefits
Our diets play a significant role in the health of our skin. Choosing Vietnam Tung Ting Oolong, then, is an excellent choice because, according to research, it can offer a helping hand.
In a 2001 study, 54% of participants found that their skin had improved dramatically after six months of drinking this beverage daily. Additionally, and perhaps even more remarkably, it might reduce diabetes risks.
The preliminary (emphasis on “preliminary”) research supporting this, conducted in 2003, saw test subjects drink Oolong Tea alongside conventional hypoglycemic drugs.
The results showed a dramatic improvement in balanced blood sugar levels, thus preventing sudden drops and spikes. Until we know more, however, we do not endorse Vietnam Tung Ting Oolong for this reason.
- TypeOolong Tea
- Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Digestive, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
- Caffeine LevelLow
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon
- CountrySouth East Asia