Oolong Tea, an outdated favourite; iTeaworld · Thyme for Cooking


Dwelling on this aspect of the pond we see lots of British television. One of many issues we’ve seen is that, in keeping with television exhibits, virtually each downside will be solved with a cup of tea.

Wha? Your child was kicked out of college? Are available in for a cuppa.

Otherwise you’ve simply been arrested for a terrorist assault that killed 1000’s and, earlier than you’re questioned, you’re requested how you are taking your tea.

The really superb factor for me to be taught is that, not less than a lot of the Brits I do know, are very blasé concerning the tea they drink. So long as it’s black and is available in a teabag they’re completely happy. I’ve requested what sort of tea somebody would love – Earl Gray, Darjeeling, white, inexperienced… and I’m met with a clean look.

I first began consuming, and making tea, again to start with of time after we have been doing enterprise with a London agency. Our principal contact was a tea snob, though on the time we thought he was only a typical Brit.

Tea in somewhat bag? Horrors!

No Assam Tea?!? Absolutely you not less than have Souchong?

I developed a style for tea.

I’ve espresso within the morning, black tea within the afternoon, and inexperienced tea anytime. I exploit free tea, however I’ve tea luggage readily available for my British buddies.

Discovering a supply (aside from 2 or 3 sorts of Twinning’s) right here for tea has been a problem. I’ve not had a cup of oolong, which was my favourite within the U.S. since I left the U.S.

That modified final month.

I received an e-mail asking if I would love a tea sampler from iTeaworld. I had a alternative of black or oolong.

Oolong? Sure, please.

A short while later I received these samplers within the publish:

What a deal with!

Who’s iTeaworld?

In their very own phrases: Our model historical past is steeped in 15 years of dedication to the artwork of Chinese language tea, and we’ve strived to turn out to be a platform the place tea lovers can embark on an enlightening journey, from novice to connoisseur. Our intensive choice of teas contains each excessive mountain teas famend for his or her outstanding worth and distinctive flavors, and wild outdated tree teas cherished for his or her enhanced dietary qualities and beautiful style profiles.

The teas are organically sourced, the packaging is eco-friendly, and their philosophy is inexperienced sustainability.

And the oolong tea is improbable!.

The tea in my cup is Dahongpao (Huge Crimson Gown) and is my favourite of the 4 varieties that got here within the Sampler.

What’s oolong tea?

In probably the most basic phrases it’s tea comprised of leaves which can be partially oxidized. The perfect oolong is comprised of cultivars used particularly to make oolong.

For well being advantages it’s most frequently in comparison with inexperienced tea – and is the winner (nevertheless it’s an in depth contest). It has extra anti-oxidants, can also be good for weight reduction / management, and comprises fluoride so it’s even good on your enamel.

Additionally they supply quite a lot of black teas and a pattern field of these as properly.

Final bit – they’re harvesting tea from timber which can be over 100 years outdated! They’re working to maintain as lots of the outdated species of tea timber alive as doable in our altering world.


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