Black tea, green tea, rooibos, herbal, oolong -- so many teas, such little time! Here at Sin Columna we're very, very passionate about tea. We've tried many, and there are many yet to try -- but we absolutely understand if you might want to know how a particular type of tea tastes before you try it. For instance, do you know what does oolong tea taste like?
While we cannot transcend the senses from what you see/ read to what you taste, we'll try to make the most out of this question and answer it.
So, What DOES Oolong Tea Taste Like?
Oolong tea tastes like a cross between black tea and green tea. It's a bit earthy but has a hint of sweetness to it as well. In general, most people describe oolong tea as having a woody taste.
Brewing oolong tea is a bit more complicated than other types of tea, but it's worth it! We recommend using 190-degrees Fahrenheit water and brewing for 2-3 minutes. Oolong tea is great for multiple combinations, so feel free to experiment!
What IS Oolong Tea, Though?
Shortly put, oolong tea is a tea that is partially oxidized. This means the leaves are bruised and then shaken in a bamboo basket to start the oxidation process. Oolong tea falls somewhere in between black tea and green tea in terms of flavor, but it has many benefits that other teas don't have!
Some of those benefits include lowered cholesterol, improved brain function, and weight loss. So, if you're looking for a delicious tea with plenty of health benefits, oolong is the perfect choice!
What Does Oolong Tea Work With?
Oolong tea blends are quite popular. Of course, you are free to make your own blends and experiment, but if you want a good starting point, these are some of the combinations you might want to try:
- Oolong tea and mint
- Oolong tea and lavender
- Oolong tea and chamomile
- Oolong tea and ginger
We hope this article has helped you learn more about oolong tea! If you're curious about any other types of tea, be sure to let us know and we'll do our best to explain what you need to know.
To circle back to the core question of this article, what about you, what would you describe oolong tea to taste like? Let us know!
Oolong Tea FAQs
Does oolong tea have caffeine?
Yes, oolong tea does have caffeine. How much caffeine depends on the specific type of oolong tea. For instance, Ti Kuan Yin has less caffeine than most other oolong teas. Overall, though, oolong tea has less caffeine than coffee (or at least it has less caffeine than most types of coffee).
Is oolong tea a black tea?
Essentially, oolong tea is a black tea. The difference is that oolong tea is partially oxidized, whereas black tea is fully oxidized.
What is oolong tea good for?
Some of the benefits of oolong tea include lowered cholesterol, improved brain function, weight loss, and more.