Cultivated by local Chinese migrants who hailed from Yunnan in the far regions of Northern Thailand, this tea was introduced as part of the Thai Royal Development Project to substitute the cultivation of the highly profitable opium poppy plants.
In hot water, the oolong tea leaves beautifully unfold to its full size as it releases a rich and generous flowery vegetal aroma that instantly relaxes your mood. The resulting infusion is light gold in color that is mellow and refreshing.
Flowery vegetal aroma
A highly astringent tea that has a flowery fruity taste with a returning dry-sweet aftertaste.
The abundance of antioxidants and polyphenols helps to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases such as diabetes and increases the rate of metabolism that aids in weight-loss. The natural polyphenols found in oolongs are also known to be a natural stress-buster.
Oolong Tea Leaves
Infuse 2.5 g (1 tsp) of tea leaves into a teapot infuser
Add 250 ml of water at a temperature of 95°C – 100°C
Let it steep for 3 – 5 minutes and enjoy!
Rinse the tea leaves in boiling water for three seconds before disposing the water
Blended with organic rose petals, this black tea infuses to give off a deeply mesmerizing and relaxing aroma that brings you strolling through the Yu Garden amidst the hustle and bustle of the 1840s Shanghai.