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No. 164 - Taiwanese Osmanthus Oolong Tea

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Crafted with the tea leaves from Qingxin Oolong tea trees, mixed with natural fragrance extracted from fresh osmanthus, this Osmanthus Oolong Tea has high floral scent, as well as the mellow taste of oolong tea. When brewing this tea, you will first smell the refreshing osmanthus fragrance, and then taste its flavor in the liquid in the mean time feel the sweet flavor. The aroma of osmanthus and oolong will stay in your mouth for a long time. The floral fragrance also brings richer flavor to the oolong tea.

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Osmanthus Oolong Tea is from Taiwan. The tea tree is Qingxin Oolong, which has thick leaves. This tea is mixed with osmanthus from Yunnan Province, which was picked in winter. Osmanthus is added into finished oolong tea. Thus the tea carries the aroma of oolong tea and the fragrance of osmanthus at the same time. And you can see the little osmanthsu petals spreading in the tea leaves. The best picking time of oolong tea is spring and autumn, for spring tea contains more nutritious substances while autumn tea has high aroma.


The history of Taiwan Oolong tea

In the year 1855, Linfengchi removed Oolong tea trees from the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian province of China and traveled to Dong Ding, which is in Lugu, Taiwan. Once he arrived in Taiwan, he replanted the tea trees, beginning the history of the Dong Ding Oolong, one of Taiwan's most famous teas. During 1858, a British company at that time called Jardine Mantheson & Co. bought semi-finished Oolong tea from Taiwan, spreading it around the world.


Origin Place of Osmanthus Oolong Tea – Ali Mountain in Taiwan

Ali Mountain is a famous scenery in Taiwan. It lies at the east of Jiayi County in a distance of 75km to the downtown. The mountain is 2000 meters high, has a moderate climate. Summer here is cool at the average temperature of 10.6℃, while in winter the average temperature is 6.4℃. Plus the dense forest, Ali Mountain owns a reputation as the best summer resort in Taiwan.

Map of Ali Mountain


Tea Tree Specie – Qingxin Oolong

Qingxin Oolong belongs to small leaf specie. The tree is short, has dense bunches and thick leaf. The leaf is soft and elastic in glossy and deep green color. Presently, this specie mainly grows in the villages in Jiayi County, Taiwan, like Ali Village, Wenshan Village, Haishan Village, as well as Mingjian Village and Lugu Village in Nantou County.


Health Benefits of Oolong Tea

The substance in the tea helps to prevent the decaying of teeth and halting the plaque build-up and also reduce the growth of glucosyltransferase. Polyphenolic compounds in Oolong tea can prevent overall oxidise, and Purine alkaloids have the function of clear free radicals, so that it can have effect of preventing aging.

Additional Information

Ingredients No
Product of: Taiwan
Region(s) Jiayi County
Antioxidants No
Caffeine Low
Makes Great Iced Tea No
Milk No
Sugar No
Lemon No
Mint No
Organic No
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount) 2.87 fl oz / 85 ml
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp) 212 F / 100 C
Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount) 7 g
Chinese Gongfu Method (Time) 25s, 30s, 35s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 90s
Western Method (Water Amount) 12 fl oz / 355 ml
Western Method (Water Temp) 212 F / 100 C
Western Method (Amount) 1 Tablespoon
Western Method (Time) 3-5 Mins (to taste)
Steeping Notes No