Oolong tea is semi-fermented â€“ that means they are somewhere between green tea and fully fermented black teas in colour, taste and fragrance. Low in caffeine, yet more stimulating than green or white tea, Oolongs are among the worldâ€™s most diverse and complex tasting teas.
The tea leaves can be re-infused as many as seven - ten times after you have finished enjoying the first cup, with minimal reduction in the strength of the flavour. Like other teas Oolong is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols. These help prevent cancer, keep the heart healthy and aid general well-being. Additionally, this kind of tea also has a positive effect on cholesterol and blood fat levels. This fact was already apprehended thousands of years ago in China, as the tea plant is one of the oldest herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Taiwan produces some of the finest and most sought after Oolong teas in the world.
All our High Mountain teas have been hand-picked and hand processed.
We can also offer a variety of green teas and bio-organic and ecological grown oolong teas.
Green tea is un-fermented and contains very low caffeine levels. Green tea originates from China and is today associated with many cultures in Asia, from Japan to the Middle East. Recently, it has become more widespread in the West, where more black tea traditionally has been consumed. There are many varieties of green tea depending upon growing conditions, processing and harvesting time. Generally speaking Green Tea has a fresh and mild taste.
Due to the high amount of anti-oxidants, green tea has been subject to intense scientific and medical studies during the last few decades. Studies have clearly proved that green tea has a significant effect preventing cardio-vascular disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.