Oolong tea: Start here if you’re new to Taiwanese tea

If you're new to Taiwanese tea and unsure where to start, we recommend Oolong tea. Aside from the light and refreshing flavor, Oolong is Taiwan’s official ‘flagship product’. What better introduction to Taiwanese tea than the tea that represents Taiwan?

What is Oolong?

On the spectrum of tea, Oolong is in between green and black. Oolong can be processed at varied levels of fermentation so the strength and flavor differ depending on how and where it is processed. Although Oolong is grown in other Asian countries, Taiwanese Oolong tea remains one of the most popular and in-demand worldwide.

Us Two Tea’s tea leaves are directly sourced from family-owned farms in Taiwan. Our farmers follow time-honored cultivation and processing methods passed down from generation to generation. Prepared fresh and organically, the quality of our tea is recognized by both new and experienced tea drinkers.

What does Oolong taste like? 

Oolong is a light tea with a mild woodsy character and notes of perfectly-ripe green melon. You may even notice accents of honey or white sesame. This mellow-bodied tea flows smoothly over the tongue leaving a fresh green after taste. The delicate and soothing flavors make Oolong a pleasant introduction for those new to Taiwanese tea. Customize the intensity of the flavors by controlling the steeping time.

How do I make Oolong tea? 

Traditionally, Oolong tea is made by steeping loose tea leaves in a teapot, but not everyone owns a teapot. Us Two Tea provides the same authentic experience with added convenience by offering whole loose-leaf tea in tea sachets.

Place a tea sachet in a heat resistant cup and add freshly boiled water. Adjust the steeping time according to your taste preference.

For a refreshing iced Oolong tea, follow the same steeping instructions and refrigerate until cold.  

Whether you choose convenient tea sachets or the traditional steeping method, Oolong will open your eyes to the world of Taiwanese tea. And when you’re curious to try other Taiwanese tea varieties, we invite you to explore Jasmine, Baozhong, and Black tea.

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