What makes oolong tea different from the rest of the teas?
Walking down the aisle in a shopping mall, you must have come across a variety of teas, labeled and packaged in different colors. One might ask, what makes oolong tea stand out in such a diverse environment? Two worded answers would be health benefits. A detailed answer would discuss oolong tea’s role as an immune booster, its dental protection ability, and how the antioxidants found in oolong tea can delay the process of aging. As much as we would love to discuss these health benefits of oolong tea in detail, we are afraid that is not the scope of this discussion. No, you see we are going to focus on a complete angle altogether, a much more fun angle. We are going to discuss the best way to drink oolong tea! Sounds fun, right? Let’s get started.
The standard method of brewing up oolong tea
Now, before we bamboozle and befuddle you with various in which oolong tea can be brewed, we feel discussing the most common, used-to method of brewing up oolong tea makes sense. So, how can you brew a regular cup of oolong tea? Starting with ingredients, you need water and oolong tea leaves. Doesn’t take a genius to guess that! The trick in making a perfect cup of oolong tea is that you should let the water boil to the fullest first, and then let it warm down to the normal, and then chuck in the oolong tea leaves. Don’t forget to let things steep for at least five minutes either. Once done, filter out the tea leaves, and pour the warm tea from the pot into your drinking mug. There, you are done! All that this process will take is less than ten minutes.
Up for some fun?
Now, when we say there are more than one ways to brew a cup of this tea, we are talking about experimenting with the basic method of making oolong tea, which we have just discussed in the previous lines! If you like it the standard way, you might as well skip these lines. But if you are up for some fun, then be our guest. How about adding a dash of lemon juice to your steaming cup of oolong tea? Lemon juice itself is pretty magical, so we daresay you will be enjoying a very healthy experience this way. Then, some people love adding one teaspoon of honey to their oolong tea as well. Again, this is a move inspired in awe of the magical benefits promised by honey for the human body.
Adding a drop or two of something to a cup of oolong tea is one thing, brewing it with sibling teas is a completely different affair. Imagine the lethal combination which green tea and oolong tea make. Green tea’s fat-burning properties combined with oolong tea’s immune-boosting features can have a very positive impact on your body. We see some worried faces! Is it because you are experimenting with two different teas? Well, don’t be shocked but green tea, oolong tea, and even black tea come from the same plant. Amazing, isn’t it?
What is the best way to drink oolong tea?
There is a lot of confusion out there on this aspect of oolong tea. Making it is easier than drinking it! We guess the confusion stems from the fact that people think oolong tea is just like any other tea. However, that’s not the case. The high percentage of flavonoids and antioxidants make this tea type stand out at a tea stall. What is more, drinking it during a meal or late at night is not advisable either, the reasons for which will be explained a bit later in this discussion. For now, you focus on the fun part of things! In our opinion, the best way of drinking oolong tea is to wait for thirty minutes at least after a meal, and then sip it slowly, much like royalty in style! Come to think of it, you can actually put some music in the background and sip the comforting tea, as its drops enrich your body with magical health benefits!
Can you drink oolong tea during a meal?
Pardon us for bringing you back to reality, but you still have a bit of learning to do before you can enjoy the tea in this manner. Now, we said earlier that you shouldn’t drink oolong tea during a meal, and that was because of two reasons. One, the high tannin percentage found in the tea can interfere with your protein uptake. Second, it just doesn’t fit in with the vibe of oolong tea, you know? Washing down a fatty meal with something so ethereal & mystical is an idea too abhorrent for us at least.
Golden rules that should be scribbled on every goblet of oolong tea!
Before we bid you farewell from this discussion, we decided to give you a little bonus prize for reading this discussion A-Z. In the following concluding remarks of this discussion, we are going to share some pearls of wisdom about oolong tea. Honestly, what would you rather have, pearls or a lecture? Anyhow, here are the golden rules of drinking oolong tea:
1- Too much of anything is bad, so don’t overdose yourself with these tea leaves, no matter how magical they are. 2-3 cups per day are more than enough in our opinion.
2- If you are taking stimulant drugs that contain caffeine, then drinking oolong tea might not be the best idea. Your body will turn into a machine that is always on!
3- You have to wait before the results reflect in your body. The most common objective with which oolong tea is drunk is to shed some pounds. Hopefully, you can stay persistent and consistent in the pursuit of your goals.
4- Don’t experiment too much. We know you are all for fun, but again, think about them too much rule.
5- Always think of something happy before you drink this stuff!