Earl Grey Oolong Tea

Earl Grey Oolong Tea

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Oolong in the Mediterranean. The freshness of bergamot is the perfect match for the light caramel notes of oolong tea. 

This oolong tea is incredibly mild and gentle. The addition of the bergamot oil makes it even more velvety and brings in slight bitterness and citrus notes.

What is oolong tea?

Contrary to the green tea which is not oxidized and the black tea which is fully oxidized, oolong is partially oxidized. Oolong is mainly produced in China and Taiwan. Almost all of the tea production of Taiwan is that of oolong tea.

Many health benefits are attributed to this type of tea including its help with weight loss.

How to infuse the Oolong Earl Grey Tea?

You can check this blog post for the classic Chinese way of infusing oolong tea. In a nutshell, it can be infused multiple times and each subsequent infusion liberates different aromas and tastes.

First infusion

The first infusion has a mellow honey-like colour and light jasmin notes. It leaves a pleasant citrus taste that lasts long after tea is gone.

Second infusion

This oolong's second infusion is arguably slightly more bitter. The citrus notes are also more prominent. It's colour is darker and colder, somewhere between green and brown. 

Cold brew

This oolong suits itself perfectly for a cold brew (you should cover the leaves with water at ambient temperature and leave for about half an hour). It gives a wonderful light green color with shades  of gold. The taste is dominated by the refreshing citrus notes.